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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Department of

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Department Chair

John L. Hoffman

Department Office/Website

College Park 520


Louise Adler, Meri Beckham, Daniel Choi, Ding-Jo Currie, Eugene Fujimoto, Jennifer Goldstein, John Hoffman, Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton, Carol Lundberg, Ron Oliver, Dawn Person, Natalie Tran, Estela Zarate

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Policies of the Department

Candidates for our programs will be selected on the basis of leadership potential and commitment to the improvement of education and will engage in a rigorous course of study.

The courses offered by the department are arranged in a specific order, which must be followed by all students. Cohorts of students are formed and move through the courses as a group.

Administrative Services Credential

The Administrative Services Credential programs of the Department of Educational Leadership are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Because regulations governing these programs change, students should contact the department office for current information and requirements.

Credential Requirements

Students who wish to apply for credential programs must complete a separate applicant portfolio. The requirements and information are available at

Students applying for the Preliminary Administrative Credential Program are required to have three years teaching experience when entering the program. Waiver requests for 1-2 years of experience are considered for those starting a second career or under unusual circumstances.

The minimum GPA required to be recommended for a certificate of eligibility or a credential is an average of 3.0 for all classes taken in the credential program

Preliminary Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential requires a total of 24 units of work (which may be incorporated into the master’s degree program). Upon receipt of the Preliminary credential, one is eligible for employment as an administrator in California public schools. A master’s degree is required for California State University to recommend a candidate for this credential.

Professional Credential

The Clear Administrative Services Credential is required of all California school administrators.

Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and have completed an accredited Preliminary Administrative Credential Program.

Students enrolled in the Ed.D. program may complete the professional credential through an embedded standards-based program. Holding a job as administrator and the Preliminary Credential are prerequisites to entry to the program for the Professional Credential.

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of ScienceDoctor of EducationCertificate


      Educational Administration

      Courses are designated as EDAD in the class schedule. Students who desire only isolated courses from the M.S. amd Ed.D programs are normally denied admission to such courses.


      Courses are designated as EDD in the class schedule.

      Educational Leadership

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