Pgms-a-2.gif (14795 bytes)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: Vanessa Sheared

Faculty

Professors—Contreras, Dubin, Fraenkel, Hemphill, Love, Perea, Schwartz

Associate Professors—Curtis, Flowers, Stepney, Sheared

Assistant Professor—Hollenbeck

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. 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, 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.

Online course descriptions are available.

Core

Units

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
ISED 736 Seminar in Adult Leadership 3
Units selected from the following: 3
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
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 is currently being revised to reflect knowledge base and skills requirements of emerging leadership roles in educational programs. 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 generally 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 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.

Consult the department for the new requirements. Online course descriptions are available.

Program 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, 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. 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, 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.

Online course descriptions are available.

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.

Core Units
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
[At least six of these units must be taken from within the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies.]
9
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
ISED 895 Field Study
ISED 898 Master's Thesis
ISED 897 Advanced Seminar in Educational Research and Comprehensive Oral Examination
Minimum total 30


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