Azusa Pacific University's Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree prepares students to serve as effective, innovative educational administrators. Graduates emerge well equipped to fulfill leadership roles in Pre-K–12 schools as principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, curriculum leaders, and department chairs.
Most students complete the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier I, in a combined program also offered at APU.
For students interested in earning their degree online, APU offers the Online M.A. in Educational Leadership, allowing you to earn your degree when and where it works for you.
Educational Leadership Program Highlights
- Benefit from courses and fieldwork aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).
- Learn from faculty with years of experience, many actively practicing school administration.
- Integrate rigorous scholarly work with the distinct tenets of the Christian faith.
- Incorporate challenging, relevant research into your studies.
School of Education Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology Program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.