Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Education
Dean: Jacob Perea

Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies
BH 239
415-338-1653
Fax: 415-338-0568
Chair: Marilyn Stepney (Acting)

Faculty

Professors—Contreras, Curtis, Dubin, Fraenkel, Hemphill, Love, Perea, Sheared

Associate Professors—Flowers, Stepney

Assistant Professor—Araki, Lee

Programs

M.A. in Education: Concentration in Adult Education
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Educational Administration
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Equity and Social Justice in Education
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Special Interest Area


Program Scope and Career Outlook

The thrust of the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies is to respond actively to the changing needs of schools, communities, and other institutions and to provide creative professional leadership.

The department attracts students from a variety of backgrounds with diverse career goals. Through faculty advisement, a program is planned for each student to match prior training and experience, current interests, and career aspirations. These programs lead to professional roles in public and private schools, government agencies, social agencies, and industry. Possible career opportunities include leadership positions in elementary and secondary schools and community colleges; staff training positions; adult education leadership or practitioner roles; and positions in research, measurement, and evaluation.

The department also houses the Step to College, Faculty Student Mentorship, and the American Indian Outreach Programs. The programs are aimed at helping high school and first-year college students make the transition.

The department offers three credentials: (a) Preliminary Administrative Services; (b) Professional Administrative Services; (c) Designated Subject Credential in Adult Education. The Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate program is offered for persons holding a valid basic teaching credential. See Credential Programs for more information.

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN ADULT EDUCATION

Graduate Advisers—Flowers, Lee, Sheared

The program is designed for graduate students who wish to pursue advanced studies on adult learning and educational processes. Program graduates work as leaders in a wide variety of contexts addressing the increasing need for adult education activities in literacy programs, community colleges, the workplace, community-based organizations, and many other settings.

Admission to Program

Prospective students should make inquiries at the department office to arrange an appointment with an adviser. Applications for admission are reviewed regularly by a faculty committee. Students are admitted in both fall and spring semesters.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: during the first semester in a program and before filing a Graduate Approved Program (GAP), each student must demonstrate graduate-level English writing ability. If remedial work is necessary, the student shall be expected to complete prescribed courses in English, or other corrective work, at a level acceptable to the department. Level Two: the second assessment occurs within ISED 797 and by the time a GAP is approved and filed.

On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Units
ISED 706 Seminar in Principles and Methods of Adult and Workplace Education 3
ISED 707 Planning and Funding Education and Community Programs 3
ISED 735 Seminar on the Adult Learner 3
ISED 736 Leadership and Policy for Community and Non-formal Education 3
Research Methods  
ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3
Electives
Units selected that reflect student's individual goals. May be chosen from courses below or from other departments or colleges.
12
 ISED 738 Critical and Postmodern Pedagogies
 ISED 739 Education and Community Development: Equity and Diversity
 ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education
 ISED 748 Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education
 ISED 780 Adult Literacy and Basic Education
 ISED 781 Teaching Improvement Process in Adult and Workforce Education
 ISED 782 Practicum in Adult Learning
Culminating Experience
One of the following options:
3
ISED 895 Field Study
ISED 898 Master's Thesis
ISED 897 Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and 
Comprehensive Oral Examination
Minimum total 30

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Graduate Advisers—Contreras, Dubin, Love, Stepney

The program in educational administration is staffed by an excellent faculty, all of whom have held leadership positions in school systems, higher education, or private and governmental organizations. Each has developed an individual specialization, designed to implement the program and support other activities of the department.

The program in educational administration has been revised to reflect knowledge base and skills requirements of emerging leadership roles. The curriculum generally includes the following activities: theory and practice under simulated conditions in the classroom; application and analysis of theory in a real situation, usually the candidate's school or district; and application and performance supervised by a school or district supervisor or administrator.

The Master of Arts is regarded as the professional degree for educational administrators. It is possible for the candidate to enroll in a program of studies leading to either a credential or a master's degree only or both.

Admission to Program

Entry into the Master of Arts is open to people with a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and a 2.5 grade point average in the last 60 units of college work attempted. When the candidate finishes the program and makes application for the degree, he/she must have a post-baccalaureate grade point average of 3.0, and three letters of recommendation from school administrators.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: during the first semester in a program, each student must demonstrate graduate-level English writing ability. If remedial work is necessary, the student shall be expected to complete prescribed courses in English, or other corrective work at a level acceptable to the department. Level Two: the second assessment occurs within EDAD 892, 895, or 898.

On-line course descriptions are available.

Program Units
EDAD 713 Administrative Processes 3
EDAD 714 Practicum--Site Administration 3
EDAD 723 School Administration 3
EDAD 733 Curricular Leadership for Multicultural Education 3
EDAD 743 Educational Planning, Technology, and Evaluation 3
EDAD 753 Human Resource Administration in Education 3
EDAD 763 Law and Education 3
EDAD 774 Change Processes and Education 3
EDAD 784 Special Education Administration 3
ISED 797 Seminar: Educational Research 3
EDAD 892 Internship--Site Administration 3
Minimum total 33

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION

Graduate Advisers—Contreras, Flowers, Hemphill, Lee, Perea, Sheared, Stepney

The program is designed to address current issues in culture, language, ethnic, and gender diversity in education. The program focuses on the theoretical, historical, and political perspectives of race, class, gender, language, and sexual orientation as they apply to the theory and practice of education. In so doing, equity and social justice become key end goals for the educational process. Graduates of this program are able to work on related issues in public education, non-profit groups, public service, and private organizations.

Admission to the Program

Applicants for the equity and social justice in education concentration must meet with a program adviser about objectives, study plans, and procedures. Students should make initial inquiries at the department office and arrange an appointment with the appropriate adviser.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: During the first semester in the program, each student must demonstrate graduate-level English writing ability. If remedial work is necessary, the student is expected to complete prescribed courses in English, or complete other corrective work at a level acceptable to the department. Level Two: The second assessment occurs within ISED 797 and at the time a Graduate Approved Program (GAP) is approved and filed.

Program Requirements

Students are expected to complete at least 24 units in the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies (courses designated by the prefix ISED). These courses include all core and required classes. In addition, pursuant to Graduate Division requirements, a minimum of one-half the total number of units taken for the degree must be at the 700-899 level.

Core Units
Units selected from the following: 18
 ISED 715 Equal Justice in Education  
 ISED 716 Literacy and Cross-cultural Issues in Education
 ISED 717 Social Foundations for Culture and Equity in Education
 ISED 736 Leadership and Policy for Community and Non-formal Education
 ISED 738 Critical and Postmodern Pedagogies
 ISED 739 Education and Community Education: Equity and Diversity
 ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education
 ISED 748 Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education
  Total for core 18
ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3
Electives on Advisement 6
Electives may be selected from the courses above or from ethnic studies, women studies, or other related disciplines upon approval by program adviser.  
Culminating Experience
Select one of the following:
3
 ISED 895 Field Study  
 ISED 898 Master's Thesis
 ISED 897 Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and
Comprehensive Oral Examination
Total for degree 30

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN SPECIAL INTEREST AREA

Graduate Advisers—Araki, Curtis, Fraenkel, Hemphill

The program is designed to allow graduate students to design and complete, under advisement, a program of specialized study that emphasizes a particular issue or problem in education. It is expected that students' programs will be interdisciplinary in nature, and that students will display considerable independence in identifying appropriate courses that will comprise their area of specialization. Applicants to the program must specify their area of interest and confer with a program adviser about objectives, study plans, and procedures prior to admission.

Admission to Program

Applicants to the program must specify their area of interest and confer with a program adviser about objectives, study plans, and procedures prior to admission. Students should make initial inquiries at the department office to arrange an appointment with an adviser. Applications for admission are reviewed regularly by a faculty committee. Students are admitted in both fall and spring semesters.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One: during the first semester in a program, each student must demonstrate graduate-level English writing ability. If remedial work is necessary, the student shall be expected to complete prescribed courses in English, or other corrective work at a level acceptable to the department. Level Two: the second assessment occurs within ISED 797 and at the time the Graduate Approved Program is approved and filed.

Students are required to take a minimum of fifteen units of course work in the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies. Nine of these units correspond to required course work (ISED 747, ISED 797, and either ISED 895, ISED 897, or ISED 898). The remaining six units are elective course work to be selected in conjunction with the adviser.

On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Units
ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education 3
ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3
Professional Education Courses. Units selected on advisement (6 units must be ISED courses). 6-9
 Recommended DAIS Elective Courses  
 ISED 706 Principles and Methods of Adult Education  
 ISED 707 Planning and Funding Education and Community Programs  
 ISED 715 Equal Opportunity Education  
 ISED 716 Literacy and Cross-cultural Issues in Education  
 ISED 717 Social Foundations for Multicultural Education  
 ISED 735 Seminar on the Adult Learner  
 ISED 736 Leadership and Policy for Community and Nonformal Education  
 ISED 738 Critical and Postmodern Pedagogies  
 ISED 739 Education and Community Development: Equity and Diversity  
 ISED 744 Curriculum for Bilingual Cross-cultural, and Second Language Development  
 ISED 745 Practicum in Multicultural Education Setting  
 ISED 748 Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education  
 ISED 749 Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary Schools  
 ISED 750 Language and Culture: Second Language Acquisition in the Schools  
 ISED 780 Adult Literacy and Basic Education  
 ISED 781 Teaching Improvement Process in Adult and Workforce Education  
 ISED 782 Practicum in Adult Learning  
 ISED 899 Special Study (1-3)  
Area of Specialization
Units selected in an area of specialization
12-15
Culminating Experience
One of the following options:
3
 ISED 895 Field Study
 ISED 898 Master's Thesis
 ISED 897 Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and 
Comprehensive Oral Examination
Minimum total 30

Students seeking a specialization in integrated services must submit a separate application to the department office. The candidate must complete ISED 739 and 745 and BSS/EDUC 703 and 803. Note: ISED 749 is cross-listed with the Department of Elementary Education as E ED 749. To meet the 6-unit departmental electives requirement, however, students must enroll in the course using the ISED course prefix.

 



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