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Education - Educational Leadership and Administration

18 months
15147 USD/year
15147 USD/year
5075 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Education - Educational Leadership and Administration MA program offered at California State University, Fresno is to develop scholar-practitioners committed to advancing equity and excellence in educational leadership for P-12 and higher education throughout the Central Valley by offering graduate degrees and advanced credentials. 


The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. 

The Education - Educational Leadership and Administration MA program offered at California State University, Fresno prepares students through two distinct pathways: the P-12 Leadership and Administration and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential pathway and the Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership (HEAL) pathway.

Career opportunities

Graduates earning the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in administrative roles in California K-12 public schools such as a principal, vice-principal, program director or any related administrative assignment at all school levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Applications of Technology
  • Educational Applications of Technology for Secondary Teachers
  • Classroom Management
  • Priniciples of Character Education
  • Child Abuse and Neglect for Teachers
  • Multicultural Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card
  • English language proficiency
  • Original or certified copies of all university transcripts with literal English translation. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable)
  • Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
  • Additional Documentation (if required by the department) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    15147 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15147 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    5075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5075 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for California

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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