Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Master of Arts in Educational Administration Degree and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)

Fall 2021 application deadline: July 1, 2021

 

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REQUIRED COURSES: PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL (PASC) PROGRAM

  • ELPS 650 Contemporary Administrative Leadership
  • ELPS 663 Legal Aspects of Educational Administration
  • ELPS 664 Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration
  • ELPS 672 Management of Human Resources
  • ELPS 681 Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education
  • ELPS 682 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction
  • ELPS 675 Decision Making Simulation in Educational Administration
  • ELPS 688 Fieldwork

 

REQUIRED COURSES: MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (MA) PROGRAM

  • ELPS 650 Contemporary Administrative Leadership
  • ELPS 663 Legal Aspects of Educational Administration
  • ELPS 664 Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration
  • ELPS 672 Management of Human Resources
  • ELPS 681 Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education
  • ELPS 682 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction
  • ELPS 675 Decision Making Simulation in Educational Administration
  • ELPS 688 Fieldwork
  • ELPS 676 School Community Relations
  • ELPS 600 Research in Educational Leadership
  • ELPS 697 Directed Comprehensive Exam Studies


View outlines for the above courses.

 

PASC AND MA REQUIRED COURSEWORK PATHWAY

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

 

FALL (MA OPTION ONLY)

ELPS 650- CYCLE #1

ELPS 682-CYCLE #2

ELPS 663

 

ELPS 600

ELPS 681

ELPS 672-CYCLE#3

ELPS 664

 

ELPS 676

ELPS 675 *online

ELPS 688 *online

CalAPA submission complete

PASC program complete

 

ELPS 697 * online

MA program complete

 


Additional Requirements

  • Five years of successful, full-time teaching experience with a clear teaching credential and an English Language Learner authorization or a clear or life California services credential in pupil personnel services, health services for school nurse, teacher librarian services, or speech-language pathology or clinical or rehabilitative services, requiring a baccalaureate degree and a program of professional preparation, including field work or the equivalent.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Possession of a valid California credential.
  • Passing score on California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Two letters of recommendation from practicing school administrators.
  • All MA students must take the Comprehensive Examination.
  • An average grade of “B” or better must be maintained throughout the program. No grade lower than a "C" will be accepted

California Administrator Performance Assessment

What is the CalAPA?

Beginning June 1, 2019, all candidates interested in obtaining the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) and serve in an administrative position, must participate in the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA).  The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) has developed the California Administrator Performance Assessment to assess key elements of the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPE) and the California Administrator Content Expectations (CACE). 

What does the CalAPA assess and require?

The CalAPA consists of three leadership cycles with a focus on organizational development, change management, and leadership. Each cycle includes the four inquiry steps of investigate, plan, act, and reflect.  The cycles are as follows:

  • Leadership Cycle 1: Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement and Promote Equity
  • Leadership Cycle 2: Facilitating Communities of Practice
  • Leadership Cycle 3: Supporting Teacher Growth

Students accepted and enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program must take and pass all three cycles of the CalAPA prior to completing the program and to be recommended by CSUN for the (PASC).

How am I supported as a student?

The Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program has been designed to support and assist students in preparing for and being successful in completing the CalAPA leadership cycles. Students will take each CalAPA cycle during specific courses during their program of studies.  While the ELPS program will support candidates in preparing them for CalAPA, each student is responsible for creating their own individual account in the online platform and pay for each leadership cycle.

Registration details and more specific information about the CalAPA cycles will be provided to students early on in their program. 

What is the cost of taking the CalAPA?

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has established the following fee for all three CalAPA leadership cycles payable to the CCTC of $425 for any student officially enrolled in a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. 

Find out more about the CalAPA?

Information on the California Administrator Performance Assessment and the three leadership cycles can be found at this link:  http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/