Project-based MEd in educational administration

Broaden your understanding of contemporary theories and practices of leadership, education, learning and issues that affect schools and their communities.

This program is intended for students who are currently working as teachers or administrators in the K-12 educational system. The MEd can be completed full time in 5 terms. Learn about admission requirements.

We also offer a thesis-based MA degree. Candidates must choose their specific degree, MEd or MA, before entering the program.


For applications to the September 2021 term, the Master of Education program consists of 15.0 units of course work, which includes a 3 unit research project, followed by a written comprehensive examination of 1.5 units.

Term Courses
Sept-Dec ED-D 531: Concepts and Theories of Organizations (1.5 units)
ED-D 591E Selected Topics: An Introductory Seminar (1.5 units)

ED-D 535: Global Comparative Perspectives on Leadership and Education (1.5 units)
ED-D 533A: Politics and Policy-Making in Organizations (1.5 units)


ED-D 537A: Educational Change (1.5 units)

ED-D 534: Leadership for School Improvement (1.5 units)


ED-D 561B Research Methods in Leadership (1.5 units)


Jan-April ED-D 598: Project 3.0 units
ED-D 597: Comprehensive Examination (1.5 units)

Total units: 15

Program requirements are subject to change. Visit the Academic Calendar for up-to-date information and course descriptions.