Program Overview

California State University in East Bay offers the Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Leadership. The Educational Leadership program is designed for education professionals who wish to become leaders at preK-12, preschool, adult or community college levels. Through this program, students may acquire the management skills needed by educational leaders as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to asses and solve the challenges associated with schools. Students have the option to pursue administrative, principal, assistive principal and secretarial positions within many dynamic educational institutions. 

Students will partake in a rigorous curriculum, facilitating communication between fellow students, peers, advisors and instructors. With the educational foundation, students, student teachers, and individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of school politics, finance, management, and community building skills may be able to grow professionally. 

Graduates of the M.S. in Educational Leadership degree program should be able to apply theories of organizational leadership and management skills when addressing elements of school law, finance and professional staff development. The primary tasks of a leader of an educational establishment will demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a comprehensive understanding to create effective collaborations and promote students well-being.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    A minimum 3.0 GPA in university course work

    School Overview

    With a current strategy focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), California State University East Bay, founded in 1957, continues progressing forward into the twenty-first century. Cal State University East Bay awards 50-plus bachelor’s and over 35 master’s degrees, along with certificates, in more than 100 fields of study.

    The Cal State East Bay Online campus provides flexible programming while offering multiple degree options. Classes are based on 11-week quarter sessions, and many students entering with fulfilled course prerequisites can complete the degree programs in two years. For students requiring the first two years of lower division courses, Cal State East Bay maintains links to neighboring community colleges that offer online transfer programs. Furthermore, online courses are asynchronous and many include reading, weekly assignments, and class discussions.


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