Oct 17, 2021  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Education M.A.: School Administration Concentration

John Borba, Ed.D., Program Coordinator

Office: DBH 348A
Phone: (209) 667-3260 or 3364

Admission Requirements


To be considered for admission to the Education M.A.: School Administraton Concentration program, the applicant must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Have earned at least a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 units earned.
  3. Possess a valid teaching or service credential.

Application Procedures

The applicant must:

  1. Complete the University Admission form including required transcripts of college/university coursework of the last 60 units.
  2. Be fully admitted to the School Administration Credential program (see credential program application procedures)

General Information

  1. Grade Requirements: Students seeking an M.A. are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in the program. The minimum acceptable grade for a credential course is a C.
  2. Final Requirements: To obtain the required recommendation for the M.A. from CSU Stanislaus, the student must:
    • Complete all of the coursework required in the M.A. program.
    • Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skill areas of the program.
    • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for all coursework required for the program.
    • Apply and complete graduation paperwork/requirements
  3. Coursework expires seven years from completion and cannot be applied toward the Master’s degree.  One-third of units may be revalidated if less than 10 years old.  This applies to all Master’s degree options:  thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.

Note: Early registration is strongly recommended.

Program Requirements:

(33 units)

Graduate Core Courses

 (9 units)

Option 1: Thesis

Option 2: Project

Option 3: Comprehensive Examination

*Candidates will enroll in 2 elective courses approved by the College of Education Graduate council.  See the List of Courses that Satisfy Requirements for M.A. Programs.

**The comprehensive examination requirement is satisfied by the submission of a passing score from the California Preliminary Administration Credential Examination (CPACE) adapted by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing (CTC). A minimum passing scaled score for the CPACE-Written component is 220, and the minimum passing scaled score for the CPACE-Video component is also 220. Passage of both the CPACE-Written and the CPACE-Video components are required to pass the CPACE examination. Additional information regarding the examination may be found at the Pearson Education website, http://www.cpace.nesinc.com/ as well as CTC’s website, http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/files/CAW-exams.pdf.

Note: See course description for EDGS 7005 - Continuing Thesis or Project  and EDGS 7006 - Continuing Comprehensive Examination .