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Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership!

Thank you for your interest in our department. We are located in Sweeney Hall 219 and are one of seven departments within the Connie L. Lurie College of Education.

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a Master of Arts in Education: Administration & Supervision and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. It is the department’s goal to prepare administrators who are dedicated to fostering equity and excellence in education while respecting and appreciating diversity. Our graduates are committed to promoting social justice, building equity in diverse communities, and facilitating collaborative change.

If you are interested in applying, please complete both the SJSU Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation (GAPE) Requirements and the Department of Educational Leadership application.

To prepare educational leaders for the 21st century who strive for academic excellence and equity of opportunity in K-12 schools.

Program Themes
-  Administrative concepts and management strategies
-  Role of schooling in a democratic society
-  Building equity in diverse communities
-  Facilitating collaborative change
-  Research and reflective practice

At the end of the program, graduates will know and be able to provide school leadership for the development of a challenging, supportive, and equitable learning environment. SJSU grants a Master of Arts in Education:  Administration & Supervision and graduates are eligible for the Preliminary Administrative Service Credential (Tier 1).

Coursework consists of both Hybrid (H) and Face-to-Face (F2F) formats.  Students are only required to meet on campus approximately once a month with Hybrid courses; assignments are regularly submitted online throughout the semester. Face-to-Face (F2F) courses meet on campus once a week.  Generally, Hybrid meeting dates will be during the same week.



Information Sessions

  • April 2, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 448
  • April 8, 4-5 pm; East Side Union High School District
  • April 8, 4-5pm; Pajaro Valley Unified School District, Rm 6
  • April 16, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 448
  • April 16, 4-5pm; Salinas City Elementary School District
  • April 17, 4-5pm; Soledad High School; Mission Room    
  • April 21, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 335
  • April 30, 2-4pm; Alisal School District; Boardroom
  • May 1, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 335
  • May 1, 4-5pm; Greenfield USD; Mary Chapa Elementary
  • May 5, 4-5pm; Santa Cruz County Office of Education
  • May 7, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 448
  • May 22, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 335
  • May 28, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 335
  • June 5, 4-5pm; SJSU Sweeney Hall 335

*** please email Bryon McIntyre   if you are planning to attend a session***

Information Session Brochure 




Fall 2014

University Deadline: July 1, 2014

Department Deadline: July 15, 2014


Spring 2015

University Deadline: November 1, 2014

Department Deadline: November 15, 2014



Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5pm

Sweeney Hall 335



Graduation Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dinner begins at 6pm

Barrett Ballroom

Graduation Tickets 


Ed.D. Leadership Program

New Cohort Begins Summer 2014

 Ed.D. Leadership Program Website 


STARS Scholarship Information