Education Leadership & Policy Studies

MA Concentrations: Educational Leadership (PreK-12 Emphasis); Higher Education Leadership (Student Services and Community College Leadership Emphasis)

Credentials: Preliminary Administrative Services; Preliminary Administrative Services Internship; Professional Administrative Services

The programs in Educational Leadership are designed to meet a variety of needs in the field. The programs are oriented toward an interdisciplinary approach to the study of school leadership, offering students significant opportunities to apply theory to the practice of educational leadership.

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is to develop educational leaders from diverse backgrounds who will positively impact the improvement of educational institutions and environments - from pre-K through university and professional levels. 

Admission as a classified graduate student in the Education Leadership and Policy Studies program requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • two years of teaching experience or its functional equivalent;
  • a minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 units;
  • proficiency in written English composition as demonstrated by either passing the Sacramento State Writing Placement for Juniors exam or equivalent, or enrolling in ENGL 109W [passing with a grade of C or better; and
  • an interview with a student/practicing administrator/faculty team; interviews will be scheduled at the close of the application period, (the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores are NOT required; however, these test scores may be included with the admission application).

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