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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.

At CSUB's EDAD program, we see our primary mission as cultivating supportive learning partnerships with EDAD candidates as they work within their schools to identify and address inequities of 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 2022 cohort accepted starting October 1, 2021.

Applications are reviewed and admissions recommendations made on the 30th of each month starting October 30th, 2021 and continuing until the program is full or June 30th, 2022. 

View the Educational Administration fact sheet here.

View the Educational Administration or Educational Research course descriptions here. 

View the Educational Administration flyer here.

View the Education Administration program information session video here:

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

Phone: (661) 654-3055
Fax: (661) 654-2479
Office: Education 238

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 on the following dates:

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

All sessions begin at 5:00 p.m. and use Zoom link:

Feel free to email Dr. Mike Szolowicz,, or Dr. Aaron Wisman,, with any questions.