Master's in Educational Leadership

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The 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.


The application filing period for Fall 2022 is open. Please email Dr. Ardella Dailey at for more information. Applications for Fall 2022 will close on June 1, 2022.


  • Fall Admission
  • 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

For more info contact:
Dr. Gilberto Arriaza

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 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.