MA in School Administration

LMU's MA in School Administration is transitioning to the M.A. in Educational Leadership.  The M.A. 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).  Please note all coursework is under review for the transition to the M.A. in Educational Leadership and some changes may occur for the fall 2022 cohort.

  • 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 6441 Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 1 - (0 units; fee based)
  • EDLA 6442 Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 2 - (0 units; fee based)
  • EDLA 6443 Administrative Fieldwork/CalAPA Cycle 3 - (0 units; fee based)

Additional Coursework for Master of Arts Candidates

Master of Arts in School Administration (transitioning to M.A. in Educational Leadership) Candidates:

Electives (subject to change for the M.A. in Educational Leadership cohort Fall 2022):

  • 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.