This program is designed for students who are committed to improving education and who are interested in advancing their careers by becoming school site or district administrators. This program is offered in collaboration with County Offices of Education -- Leaders in Educational Administration Program; (L.E.A.P), which is comprised of six courses leading to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Students accepted into the program receive full National University graduate credit for the six County Education Office Tier I courses. In addition, students are required to enroll in two additional National University Tier I core courses, not including EDA 620B (Fieldwork in Educational Administration). The EDA 620B National University requirement is met through the completion of 75 hours of on-site administrative fieldwork embedded in the six County Office of Education courses. Students must also take an additional four required National University Master of Science in Educational Administration courses for the completion of the Masters of Science in Applied Leadership Degree.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the School of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop a personal vision of education that includes reflection with colleagues and school stakeholders.
- Implement a shared vision that places student and adult learning at the center of instructional leadership.
- Establish high expectations and standards for the academic and social development of all students and adult stakeholders.
- Devise effective communication systems that support the implementation of the vision of the school community and the infusion of the vision in the instructional program.
- Create consensus among the diverse constituencies in the school and community.
- Critically analyze a topic related to educational leadership through the lens of a researcher.
(10 courses; 45 quarter units)
To receive a Master of Science in Applied School Leadership in partnership with County Offices of Education, students must complete at least 45 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 4.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and if the units were not used in earning another advanced degree.
- EDA 631 Shared Vision of Learning
- EDA 632 Teaching and Learning Culture
- EDA 633 Mgmt for Teaching/Learni
- EDA 634 Diverse Families/Communities
- EDA 635 Personal Ethics for Leadership
- EDA 636 Political and Social Influence
- ILD 625 Educational Research
- EDA 694 Thesis
- EDA 637 Action Research