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Education, Educational Leadership: PreK-12 Specialization Concentration, M.A.

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(Major Code: 08271) (SIMS Code: 331912)

Offered at SDSU San Diego, SDSU Global Campus, and SDSU Imperial Valley

Submit the following in the supplementary program application:

  1. Two letters of recommendation;
  2. California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) scores.

For more information contact:
Department of Educational Leadership

The Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in educational leadership and a specialization in PreK-12 is intended for students pursuing administrative posts in PreK-12 educational organizations, including school business managers. Students who intend to pursue administrative careers in California public schools, grades PreK-12, need to obtain the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and then the Clear Administrative Services Credential. Students in the PreK-12 specialization may earn a degree without earning a California Preliminary Services Credential or in combination with the credential.

To apply for admission into the PreK-12 specialization, a student must complete an application for admission to both the university and the Department of Educational Leadership. All applications should include two letters of recommendation from two supervisory administrators. Upon admission to the university and the program, all students will discuss the degree curriculum with the graduate adviser during the first semester in the program.

Specific Requirements

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership is also offered at SDSU Imperial Valley.

A minimum of 30 units to include



(6-9 units)

Electives selected with the approval of the graduate adviser.

Required Course

(3 units)


(3-6 units)

Three to six units selected from the following

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