Master of Science in Educational Leadership

California State University, East Bay’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed for those who wish to become leaders in education at the preK-12, preschool, adult, or community college levels. Through this fully online, master's degree program, students will not only acquire the management skills that educational leaders need, but will also learn how to tackle larger leadership challenges.

This program has an option for qualified applicants to also earn a preliminary California Administrative Services Credential.

The online-only format makes the program convenient for anyone in the world, not just those who live or work in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Students can look forward to a hands-on, rigorous curriculum in which both the instructors and fellow students provide detailed feedback on each student's work. Students can communicate with their instructors and advisors in a variety of ways: email, telephone, chat room office hours and/or videoconference.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the Online M.S. in Educational Leadership will be able to:

  • Explain major theories of organizational leadership as well as understand management skills related to school law, finance and professional development.
  • Demonstrate skills required of educational leaders including finding and using data to define issues, conducting local research, developing clear oral and written communications, and using effective collaboration strategies.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge and the ability to evaluate the significance and validity of the research and literature in their area of research.

Students are expected to demonstrate these literacy competencies throughout the required coursework for the degree.

More information can be found at University Extension.

Contact Information

Department of Educational Leadership
College of Education and Allied Studies
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542
Tel: 707.363.3035
Nancy Jordan, Program Facilitator

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