Masters in Educational Leadership

Masters in Educational Leadership


Application Open

October 1, 2023


Fall 2024

Course Duration

2 years

Program Completed



The Master's (MS) degree in Educational Leadership is a two-year program. In the first year, students meet the requirements for the California Preliminary Administrative Leadership Credential, including the CalAPA Assessment. In the second year of the program, students initiate and complete a collaborative inquiry (research) project for the Masters in Educational Leadership.

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  • Fall Admission
  • First Year of study will take place across the Concord and Hayward campuses, Second Year will be exclusively conducted at the Hayward Campus.
  • 30 unit program
  • Classes (One Face-to-Face once a week M-TH, Online or Hybrid)
  • Class times 4:30pm to 8:15pm

More Information:

Completion of the credential and master's programs allows graduates to assume administrative positions at all levels of the K-12 public education system. Various positions include those in school sites administration (e.g., principal, vice-principal), and district level administration (curriculum coordinator, staff development coordinator, special programs coordinator, personnel director, assistant superintendent, superintendent, etc.). In addition, graduates also obtain many positions at the county and state-level offices.

Sample PASC/Year 1 and Year 2 MS EDLD course sequence:

Sample Year 1

Fall Semester:

EDLD 600 Leading for Social Justice and Equity in Urban Schools (4 Units)

EDLD 620 Educational Leadership for Equitable Resources (3 Units)*

EDLD 695 Fieldwork Practicum I (2 Units)

Spring Semester:

EDLD 610 Transforming Professional Learning to Support Equitable Student Outcomes (4 Units)

EDLD 625 Application of School Laws, Policies and Governance for Equitable Outcomes (3 Units)*

EDLD 696 Fieldwork Practicum II (2 Units)

EDLD 694 Transformation through Community Solidarity (1 Unit)

Sample Year 2:

Fall Semester:

EDLD 630 Collaborative Research for Equity (4 Units)

EDLD 635 Equity Research Design I (3 Units)*

Spring Semester:

EDLD 693 Collaborative Research Project (4 Units)

EDLD 645 Equity Research Design II (3 Units)*

EDLD 694 Transformation through Community Solidarity (1 Unit)

* These courses are offered online/ hybrid so leadership students need only attend face-to-face class once a week.


Department Application

University Application

Admission requirements and process are the same as for PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL, please see the following link~PASC

Program Cost

$4,214.50 per semester

When you apply as a Master's in Educational Leadership student in Cal State Apply, you have the option of applying for financial aid and continuing for a second year to complete the Master in Educational Leadership degree. Students applying for financial aid must submit a FAFSA

As an MS student, you may also apply for a Graduate Equity Fellowship. The application deadline is May 1. The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay, encourages continuation towards doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. It provides fellowships for Cal State East Bay students with educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have had success in overcoming these disadvantages. Graduate Equity Fellowships are grants ranging from $500 up to $2000 per year. Click here for more information

Program Coordinator

Dr. Nicole Williams Browning