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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 next year's Fall 2021 cohort will be accepted starting October 1, 2020.

View the Educational Administration fact sheet here.

View the Educational Administration or Educational Research course descriptions here. 

The Educational Administration program utilizes a cohort model. Cohorts begin in the fall of each academic year.

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 30 th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93536

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

Information Session Dates

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are not holding face-to-face information sessions.

Please watch our video version (see immediately to the left of this statement). 

Please watch this space for updates.

Please contact Admissions Advisor Julia Bavier at with any questions.