Bulletin--Admin. & Interdisciplinary Stds. Program

Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Education
Dean: Henrietta Schwartz

Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies
BH 221
415-338-1653
Chair: Jacob Perea

Faculty
Professors—Contreras, Dubin, Fraenkel, Hemphill, Perea

Associate Professor—Stepney

Assistant Professors—Curtis, Garcia, Sheared

Programs
M.A. in Education: Concentration in Adult Education

M.A. in Education: Concentration in Educational Administration

M.A. in Education: Concentration in Special Interest


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 intersts, and career aspirations. These programs can open the door 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 offers course work leading to a Master of Arts in Education in each of the following areas of concentration: (a) Adult Education, (b) Educational Administration, (c) Special Interest. The department also offers three credentials: (a) Preliminary Administrative Services; (b) Professional Administrative Services; (c) Designated Subject Credential in Adult Education.

The program in educational administration is staffed by an excellent faculty, all of whom have held leadership positions in school systems or private and governmental organizations. Most have been selected at some previous time for leadership positions in overseas educational projects. Each has developed an individual specialization, designed to implement the program of the department.

The program in educational administration has been designed to help candidates acquire knowledge and skills which are generally regarded as essential for effective performance in any entry-level supervisory or administrative position. The program is competency-based. This implies that as the candidate advances through the program, administrative skills and knowledge will be developed in planned increments with opportunities for practice and application of skills. Procedures in each course generally include several of the following responsibilities or 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 generally regarded as the professional degree for 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.

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN ADULT EDUCATION

Graduate Advisers—Hemphill, Sheared

Prerequisite: ISED 606, Seminar in Principles and Methods of Adult Education, or equivalent. Must be completed prior to or during the student's first semester in the program. This prerequisite also meets the requirements for the Preliminary Designated Subjects Credential.

Written English Proficiency Requirement
Level One: during the first semester in a program and before filing a Graduate Approved 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 by the time a Graduate Approved Program is approved and filed.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Interdisciplinary Studies in Education discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).

									Units
ISED 607	Seminar in Planning Adult Programs			 3
ISED 735	Seminar on the Adult Learner				 3
ISED 736	Seminar in Adult Leadership				 3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research				 3
ISED 895	Field Study or
	ISED 898	Master's Thesis					 3
Electives on advisement (to include at least three graduate-level 
courses)								15
		Minimum total						30

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Graduate Advisers—Contreras, Dubin, Stepney

Admission to Program
Entry into the Master of Arts program 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, s/he 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 and before filing a Graduate Approved 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.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Educational Administration discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).

									Units
EDAD 713	Administrative Processes				 3
EDAD 714	Practicum-Site Administration				 3
ISED 797	Seminar: Educational Research				 3
EDAD 733	Supervision of Instruction				 3
EDAD 743	Planning and Evaluation					 3
EDAD 753	Personnel Management					 2
EDAD 773	Site Administration					 3
EDAD 774	Program Administration					 3
EDAD 783	Computers for School Administrators			 3
EDAD 784	Special Education Administrative Competencies		 1
One of the culminating experience requirements:				 3
	EDAD 892	Internship Site Administration
	EDAD 895	Field Study
	EDAD 898	Master's Thesis
		Minimum total						30

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN SPECIAL INTEREST AREA

Graduate Advisers—Curtis, Fraenkel, Garcia, Perea

Admission to Program and Advancement to Candidacy
Applicants in an area of special interest must specify the area and confer with the chair of the department about objectives, study plans, and procedures. Students should make initial inquiries at the department office and arrange an appointment with the appropriate adviser.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Interdisciplinary Studies in Education discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section). The following upper division courses are acceptable on the Graduate Approved Program: ISED 585, 604, 606, 607, 612, 613, 614, 630, 661, 691, and 699. The program must include at least eighteen units of course work in professional education.

									Units
Upper division or graduate courses approved by graduate major advisers 
in DAIS [May include courses offered by departments other than those 
involved in professional education (0-6 units)]				15
ISED 895	Field Study (3) or
	ISED 898	Master's Thesis					 3
Related courses selected with approval of adviser			12
		Minimum total						30

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