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

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