Educational Administration (M.A. and/or Administrative Services Credential)

The Educational Administration (EDAD) program prepares educational leaders and future administrators to promote PK-12 student growth and equitable educational opportunities for all students.

The Educational Administration (EDAD) program at CSUB cultivates supportive learning partnerships with candidates to improve PK12 student achievement and well-being. The EDAD faculty brings real-world experience from a variety of educational leadership positions along with new insights gained from recent research and theory that we apply in:

  • Teaching EDAD candidates the principles of visionary, instructional, and ethical leadership.
  • Coaching EDAD candidates in the essential leadership skills of analyzing data, leading communities of practice, and advancing teacher instructional skills.
  • Developing candidates' capacity to manage their school learning environments and influence their policy contexts.
  • Preparing EDAD candidates to engage their school communities.

All EDAD candidates participate in the two-semester Credentialing program culminating in qualification for the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential(PASC). Support for the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) is embedded in the credentialing program.

Students wishing to earn a Master of Arts in Educational Administration return the following fall for one research-intensive semester addressing a real-world problem of educational practice.

We are preparing the leaders of tomorrow by expanding minds, engaging hearts, and enhancing communities.

Program Application Information:
Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort accepted starting October 1, 2023.

Applications are reviewed  starting November 1, 2023 and continuing until June 30th, 2024. 

Program Information
The Educational Administration program is offered in an online format. EDAD classes are synchronous via Zoom except for the  fieldwork which is completed at your school site. The EDRS courses in the third semester are asynchronous online. 

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Advanced Educational Studies

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-3055
Fax: (661) 654-2479
Email: Office: Education 213

Antelope Valley Center
California State University, Bakersfield-AV
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93536

Phone: (661) 952-5080
Fax: (661) 952-5122
Office: 301

Information Session Dates

Please join us for live information sessions via Zoom, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM on the following dates:

Thursday, December 14
Tuesday, February 20
Thursday, March 14
Monday, April 22
Thursday, May 16

Zoom link to join the information session:

Feel free to email Amani Hernandez,, with any questions.