Credential - Preliminary Administrative Service


Graduates of EDLP programs over the past two decades now serve in a broad variety of leadership and management positions throughout the region, and the country. Some have chosen to pursue doctoral studies in Educational Leadership after completing their Master's level studies and have gained critical experience in leadership.

All Educational Leadership programs are organized to be cohort-based. Groups of students admitted each application cycle will take all of their courses together. Enrollments are predictable, and a course of study can be planned in advance in relation to the availability of highly qualified faculty. Cohorts provide students a foundation from which to build important professional support networks with their classmates/colleagues, while facilitating collaborative and cooperative learning experiences throughout the program and into their careers.
Classes are offered Tuesdays/Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8:40pm and approximately five Saturdays per semester from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Graduates can complete the Preliminary Administrative Credential in three semesters and complete their Master’s degree in as little as two years.

Career Options

  • Education Administrator
  • Evaluator
  • Professor (College, University, Private)
  • Teacher (Preschool, K-12, Private)


Units required for Credential: 33
Refer to the catalog for detailed admission and academic requirements.

Course Listing

Review the courses required to complete the degree.

Additional Information

PDF: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


Francisco Reveles
(916) 278-4957
Eureka Hall 430

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