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M.A. in Education (Educational Administration and Leadership)

About the Degree

This master's program is geared to individuals seeking careers in educational administration within or outside of K-12 education.


  • Educational Leadership (K-12; credential option)
  • Educational and Organizational Leadership
  • Student Affairs

The Educational Leadership (K-12; credential) concentration usually involves the 21 units required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

The Student Affairs concentration prepares students for leadership careers in all areas of higher education student affairs, including: residential life, student advising, Greek life, recreation, leadership programs, multicultural affairs and new student programs. The program is grounded in theoretical principles and best practices in the field of Student Affairs and has an emphasis on experiential learning. Our program is designed to meet the standards of the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and is taught by highly qualified faculty. Students typically finish coursework in two years.  The program concludes with an integrative assessment experience composed of written and oral components. A diversified fieldwork program provides practical application for concepts learned in the classroom in a variety of student affairs and related departments at Pacific and surrounding colleges and universities.  One hundred percent of graduates seeking employment find it by graduation or immediately after.  Our graduates report more rapid career advancement as a result of the experience and skills gained in the program.

Admission Information

Admission to this program is a holistic decision. For more information please see the Graduate Catalog.

Program Information
For more information please see the Gradute Catalog.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact   Dr. Anthony Serna.

Department of Educational Administration and Leadership
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211

Phone:  (209) 946-2580
Fax: (209) 946-3110