Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies


College of Education
Dean: Jacob Perea

Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies
HSS 120
415-338-1653
Fax: 415-338-0568
Chair: A. Reynaldo Contreras

Faculty

Professors--Contreras, Dubin, Fraenkel, Hemphill, Love, 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 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 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. Consult Index for page references for credential programs.

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

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, and 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, 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.

Prerequisite: ISED 706, 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 partially meets the requirements for the Preliminary Designated Subjects Credential.

Courses for this concentration are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core

ISED 735	Seminar on the Adult Learner		3
ISED 707	Planning and Funding Education and 
		Community Programs			3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research		3
Units selected from the following:			6
ISED 736	Seminar in Adult Leadership
ISED 738	Critical and Postmodern Pedagogies
ISED 739	Education and Community Development Strategies
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

Electives

Units selected that reflect student's individual goals. May be chosen
from courses above not taken for core, or from other
departments or colleges					12

Culminating Experience

One of the following options:				3-6
ISED 895	Field Study
ISED 898	Master's Thesis
ISED 897	Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and
		One additional graduate course in education with a content
		focus related to adult education and
		Comprehensive Examination
Minimum total						30-33

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION: CONCENTRATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Graduate Advisers--Contreras, Dubin, Love, 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 concentration are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

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

The program is designed to allow graduate students to design and complete, under advisement, a program of specialized graduate 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.

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, and 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, 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 the Graduate Approved Program is approved and filed.

Courses for this concentration are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Students are required to complete a total of at least fifteen (15) units in the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS). These fifteen (15) units may include any of the Core courses, Professional Education courses, courses in the Area of Specialization, and Culminating Experience courses listed below.

Units

Core

ISED 747	Culture, Language, and Society in Education		3
ISED 797	Seminar in Educational Research				3

Professional Education

Professional education units selected from any 
department in the College of Education					9
[At least six units must be taken from within
the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies.]

Area of Specialization

Units selected in an area of specialization (may 
be chosen from any department in the 
university)								12

Culminating Experience

One of the following options:						3-6
ISED 895	Field Study
ISED 898	Master's Thesis
ISED 897	Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and
		One additional graduate course in education with a content
		focus related to the 
		specific Special Interest and Oral Examination
Minimum total								30-33


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