MA in Education, Educational Administration

Position yourself to shape educational policy and lead change, expanding your career potential in administrative leadership roles with the skills gained through this MAE in educational administration from UMass Global while increasing your income potential.

Become an Administrative Leader

Today’s education landscape is evolving and this MAE prepares you to lead the necessary change. Career-focused coursework will elevate your skills, effectiveness, and leadership, positioning you to lead diverse stakeholders in an educational setting while you apply collaborative educational philosophies, theories, and practices to promote change, equity and equality,  policy developments, and governance. You’ll receive 12-semester credits for your CTC-approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (CASC), which enables you to earn your MAE in just one year.
  • 100% Online
    Our online coursework is designed for adult learners, allowing the flexibility you need.
  • Expand Your Career Options
    The skills gained in this master’s will improve your qualifications for various administrative positions across the educational spectrum.
  • Developing Education Leaders
    Coursework employs transformative and servant leadership models, positioning learners to become leaders in education and their communities.
  • Real-World Instruction and Application
    Taught by experienced educational leaders with coursework that is relevant, directly and immediately applicable to today’s educational environment.

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Fall I (Aug 26, 2024)

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    The professors and staff were incredibly supportive, flexible, and helpful. I have graduated with the confidence to enter the world of education and be a knowledgeable educational leader.

    Sarah D.
    MA, Educational Leadership and Administration
    There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
    Steve L.
    MA in Education, Teaching and Learning

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    • Hold a valid CCTC approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential received through a CTC district approved program or CTC university approved program
    California Residency

    This program is only available to California residents.

    Graduate Level Exams

    For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog

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    Master of Arts in Education Program Curriculum

    • EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods 3
      EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3
      EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3
      EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3
      EDUU 608 Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education 3
      EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3
      Core Courses Subtotal 18

    • Emphasis Block Transfer

      Emphasis Block Transfer University of Massachusetts Global awards a block of 12 semester credits for successful completion of a CCTC Approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program. If enrolled in a CTC approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program concurrently with the MAE Educational Administration emphasis, the student must complete the CTC approved program prior to being awarded the MAE degree. Please see an academic advisor for more details.

      Demonstration of Mastery

      Candidates must submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating abilities or competence in the core courses and includes a reflective essay that applies course content to educational administration. A standardized assessment rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated competency. Candidates submit the Demonstration of Mastery (DOM) through LiveText and pay a fee to have the DOM evaluated. The DOM handbook containing requirements, scoring rubrics, and directions are located on the SOE Services MyUMassGlobal. If a student is enrolled in a CTC approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program concurrently with the MAE Educational Administration emphasis, the student must complete the CTC approved program and submit verification they have been recommended for a Certificate of Eligibility or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, prior to submitting the Demonstration of Mastery (DOM).

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Educational Administration

    Who is the MAE, Educational Administration for?

    A Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration is typically designed for educators who wish to advance their careers in leadership and administrative roles in education. This program is for individuals who already hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential from an approved program and are seeking to earn their graduate degree to enhance their career advancement opportunities in education. This emphasis program does not lead to a state license or credential.

    What is the Master of Education Administration Emphasis Block Transfer?

    University of Massachusetts Global awards a block of 12 semester credits for successful completion from an approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Please contact an academic advisor for more details.

    Do I need to take the Master of Arts in Education courses in a specific order?

    EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to take this course first. Students may take another course concurrently with EDUU 600. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course sequencing with their academic advisor.

    How is the Demonstration of Mastery for this program determined?

    After completing the six core courses, candidates must submit a Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating abilities or competencies in the core courses through LiveText, including a reflective essay. A standardized rubric will be used to determine that the candidate has demonstrated program competency.

    What Can You Do with an MAE, Educational Administration?

    A Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Administration can lead to a variety of leadership and administrative positions in the field of education. Here are some potential career paths for individuals with this degree:

    • School Principal: School principals are responsible for managing the daily operations of elementary, middle, and high schools, including curriculum development, student discipline, staff management, and budgeting.
    • Assistant Principal: Assistant principals work with the school principal to oversee the daily operations of schools, such as managing student discipline and instructional programs.
    • School District Administrator: School district administrators are responsible for overseeing all schools within a school district, including managing budgets, developing policies, and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
    • College or University Administrator: College and university administrators oversee the daily operations of higher education institutions, including managing budgets, developing policies, and overseeing academic programs.
    • Education Consultant: Education consultants provide expertise and advice to schools and school districts on a variety of issues, such as curriculum development, teacher training, and student assessment.
    • Educational Researcher: Educational researchers study the effectiveness of various educational programs and policies, using data analysis to improve educational outcomes.
    • Curriculum Developer: Curriculum developers design and implement educational programs and materials, working with teachers and administrators to create engaging and effective curricula.
    • Policy Analyst: Policy analysts work for government agencies, non-profits, or think tanks, analyzing education policies and making recommendations for improvements.

    Overall, earning a Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration can lead to a variety of rewarding careers in education, with opportunities to make a significant impact on the quality of education and the success of students and educators.

    Are MAE, Educational Administration graduates in demand?

    The demand for Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration graduates varies depending on several factors such as location, level of experience, and the specific job market. However, in general, there is a growing demand for professionals in these fields.

    Educational administrators — including principals, assistant principals, and other school administrators — are essential to the functioning of educational institutions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of education administrators is projected to grow 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven by increasing student enrollments in schools and the need for administrators to oversee and manage these institutions effectively.

    Likewise, a Master of Arts in Education can lead to a variety of career opportunities, such as curriculum development, instructional design, and educational leadership roles. These roles may be in K-12 schools, higher education, government agencies, or private organizations. According to the BLS, employment of instructional coordinators (who often hold a Master of Arts in Education) is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

    In summary, MAE, Educational Administration graduates are in demand, and the job prospects for these professionals are generally positive. However, as with any profession, the demand and job opportunities may vary depending on location and other factors.


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