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

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

California State University-San Marcos is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • 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

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia