Master of Arts in Educational Administration
California State University-San Marcos

Program Details

The online MA in Educational Administration degree program from California State University-San Marcos connects theory and practice to relevantly prepare future administrators for today's educational environment. The curriculum aims to develop students' knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • Leading an institution with values and focus on social justice
  • Preparation for the Cal Administrator Performance Assessment with current Cal APA assessors 
  • Improving curriculum and instruction
  • Creating an environment to nurture literacy and digital learning
  • Managing budget, legal issues, and personnel
  • Understanding and responding to data
  • Engaging in sound theoretical and practical leadership philosophies 
  • Developing a culture of continual school improvement


  • Conferred Bachelors Degree from Accredited university
  • A valid prerequisite credential
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate's work in the field of education, preferably candidate supervisors
  • Statement of Purpose or reply to prompt: When you reflect on your current role in the workplace, describe how you are supporting educational equity and how you hope to expand that goal as a future leader
  • At least four years of full-time classroom teaching or other qualifying experience as recognized in writing by the candidate's employer's human resource officer

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission