Master's Program

Master’s Degree programs

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Educational Administration

The Educational Leadership Program is designed for aspiring administrators who have successful years of teaching experiences.  The central focus of the Program is to equip the candidates with skills and knowledge required to become effective instructional leaders for preK-12 schools.  Grounded in research, candidates have multiple opportunities to link theory and practice throughout the Program.

One of the special features of the Program is the intertwined curriculum for both degrees and service credentials. Upon successful completion of the one-year program and final assessment, candidates receive a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and a California Preliminary Administrative Services (Tier-1) Credential.  

Graduates of the Educational Leadership Program can successfully provide the following services in California public schools as authorized by the CCTC for the holders of the Administrative Services Credentials:

  • Develop, coordinate, and assess instructional programs;
  • Evaluate certificated and classified personnel;
  • Provide student discipline, including but not limited to suspension and expulsion;
  • Provide certificated and classified employee discipline, including but not limited to suspension, dismissal, and reinstatement;
  • Supervise certificated and classified personnel;
  • Manage school site, district, or county level fiscal services;
  • Recruit, employ, and assign certificated and classified personnel;
  • Develop, coordinate, and supervise student support services, including but not limited to extracurricular activities, pupil personnel services, health services, library services, and technology support services;
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of instructional services at the school site level;
  • Evaluate certificated personnel employed at the school site level, with the exception of the site administrator;
  • Student and certificated personnel discipline at the school site level.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration Program Website

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Master of Arts in Education, option in Education Technology Leadership

This Masters degree in Education Technology Leadership will prepare you to take on leadership roles in the field of educational technology. Our program is aimed at teachers in PK-12 schools, e-learning developers, corporate and government trainers, technology coordinators, media specialists, instructional designers, and technologists in industry and government. In fact, baccalaureate students can enter this field with a background degree in any subject, such as, communications, engineering, computer science, business, linguistics, math, science, urban learning, arts, etc. A background in computer programming is not necessary.

Note: If you want to teach in PK-12 or work as a school or district level computer coordinator, a California Teaching Credential is required. In addition, some district level computer coordinator positions require an administrative credential.

As graduates with a Masters of Arts Degree in Education: Option in Computer Education and Technology Leadership, you may find work as:

  • Educational technology teachers
  • Media development specialists
  • Computer coordinators for a school or school district
  • PK-12 school lab coordinator
  • Technology trainers
  • Instructional designers
  • E-learning designers
  • Web developers
  • Education technology content specialists
  • Interactive designers
  • Educational video producers
  • Instructional technologists
  • E-learning curriculum designers
  • E-learning coordinators
  • Teachers at PK-12 schools who integrate technology into their teaching.
  • Multimedia designers

Master of Arts in Education, option in Education Technology Leadership Program Website

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Master of Arts in Education, option in Educational Foundations

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Education – Option in Educational Foundations envisions improving the educational experience and equality of opportunity afforded to students in the culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse contexts of urban schooling by contributing to the intellectual formation, critical understanding, and informed practice of the educators and educational professionals who serve those students.  It offers an interdisciplinary academic program that draws on conceptual and methodological frameworks from the humanities, the social sciences, and the behavior sciences to prepare educators and educational professionals to critically examine, better understand, and more effectively respond to issues of educational equity and opportunity for students in the diverse contexts of urban schooling. The 45 unit program is unique in that it allows students to complete as many as 20 units of elective coursework, enabling students to combine their M.A. program with credential and certificate programs in the Charter College of Education and other M.A. programs throughout the CSULA.

Graduates of the M.A. in Education – Option in Educational Foundations enhance their opportunities for a career in the following areas: 

  • K-12 teaching in public and private schools. 
  • Community College Instruction  
  • Curriculum development
  • Non –profit organizations with educational components
  • Publicly and privately funded Alternative Education programs
  • Educational consulting
  • Consultants for publishing companies 

Master of Arts in Education, option in Educational Foundations Program website

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Master of Arts in Education, option in New Media Design and Production

The Master of Arts Degree in Education with an option in New Media Design and Production prepares school or industry–based specialists who combine skills in applying computer technology with advanced video and multimedia techniques to enhance the learning experience of students at all levels.  Note:  Teachers who plan to teach in public California K-12 classrooms or work as school-level or district-level computer coordinators must obtain a California teaching credential.  This program requires a minimum of 45 units. 

Master of Arts in Education, option in New Media Design and Production Program Website

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Master of Arts in Education, option in Research and Evaluation

The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Research and Evaluation offers candidates the opportunity to examine theory and practice in educational research and evaluation; to participate in research or evaluation projects in school districts, non-profit organizations or at the university, and to assume leadership roles in research and evaluation. This program incorporates a specialization in research and evaluation into an existing Master’s Degree program. The three semester program consists of courses in program evaluation, evaluation of federal and state programs, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as opportunities to do field work and a culminating project or thesis or a comprehensive exam.

M.A. in Education, Option in Research and Evaluation Program Website

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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (TESOL)

The Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) prepares teachers for a wide variety of positions both in the U.S. and abroad.  Students may select coursework that prepares them for several career choices, including the following: English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instruction in the U.S. or in  a non English-speaking setting abroad; K-12, adult education, or post secondary settings; and research in Applied Linguistics. The program emphasizes language acquisition processes, teaching methodology, linguistics, language testing, research, and sociocultural influences.

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (TESOL) Program Website

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