LMU's MA in School Administration is a comprehensive program designed to prepare current and aspiring educational administrators and leaders. Based on your academic and professional background and career goals, the MA may be taken as a stand-alone program, be combined with LMU's Online California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program (for applicants who hold a valid California base credential and have a minimum of five years full-time experience with that credential), or be combined with the Certificate in Charter School Leadership.

Online Program Coursework

The following online core courses will be taken by both credential and MA candidates (18 semester units).

  • EDLA 6421: Vision of Learning for Diverse Students, Families, Staff, and Community (3 units)
  • EDLA 6422: Responding to Diversity: Access, Equity, and Educational Opportunity (3 units)
  • EDLA 6423: Student Learning & Professional Growth for Diverse Students, Families, Staff, and Community (3 units)
  • EDLA 6425: Transforming Organizations for Diverse Students, Families, Staff, and Community (3 units)
  • EDLA 6427: Advocacy from a Legal Perspective (3 units)
  • EDLA 6428: Business of Education (3 units)
Fieldwork and CalAPA Requirement for Administrative Services Credential Candidates
(CalAPA = California Administrator Performance Assessment)
  • EDLA xxxx Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 1 - (0 units; fee based)
  • EDLA xxxx Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 2 - (0 units; fee based)
  • EDLA xxxx Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 3 - (0 units; fee based)

Additional Coursework for Master of Arts Candidates

Master of Arts in School Administration Candidates ~ occasionally available online:

Required:

  • EDLA 6105: Assessment & Research Methods (3 units) - required
  • EDLA 6426: Instructional Technology for School Leaders (2 units)
  • EDUR 6100: Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Diversity (3 units)
  • EDSS 6390: Lifespan Development (3 units)
  • EDLA 6429: Specializing in Charter Schools - Online (3 units)
Comprehensive Exam (0 units)
  • EDLA 6995: Primed for Action: Preparation for Comprehensive Oral Examination & Project (0 units)

Application & Admissions

Request detailed information on LMU's Master of Arts in School Administration Program. An information packet will be emailed to you. This program admits as a cohort each fall.  Applications are accepted continuously for based on available enrollment for fall.