Academic Program

Academic Program

Upon successful completion of all coursework and requirements, students enrolled in the BATTI Educational Leadership Program receive a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a Preliminary California Administrative Services Credential, under the sponsorship of University of the Pacific. Classes are taught at convenient locations in the Bay Area by University of the Pacific instructors.

Master’s in Educational Leadership

Detailed Course Sequence 

YEAR ONEWhat fundamental change and innovation are needed in America’s public, independent and charter schools?

Courses Essential Questions Structure
Fall- 6 units
Leadership assessment exercises

 

Fieldwork project design with advisor and school mentor

How does who I am and what I do impact how I am perceived and how I succeed as a leader?  

 

How will I, from my current school position, orchestrate a significant school change project?

1-week introductory Boot Camp
EDUC 201 – Techniques of Research

(3 units)

 

How are both research and data powerful tools for school change? 7-8 sessions and online
EDUC 216 – Nature and Conditions of Learning

(3 units)

How can learning theory inform educational design and leadership strategy? Online
Spring- 7 units
EDUC 295C – Educational Planning, Delivery, Assessment

(3 units)

How can we collaboratively design and use assessment to drive the kind of teaching, learning and behavior demanded in the 21st Century? 7-8 sessions and online
EDUC 283

School Finance and Business Administration (3 units)

How can I use budgeting and financial reporting to advance school mission and vision? 7-8 Sessions and online
EDUC 292 – Educational Administration Field Experience (1 unit) What have I learned through leading change?

How can I inspire deep understanding and meaningful engagement of diverse constituencies with a compelling articulation of vision, ideas and courses of action?

Field experience
Summer – 6 units
EDUC 204 – Pluralism in Education

(3 units)

 

How can we meet the challenges of, and capitalize on the opportunities afforded by, student, family and staff demographic diversity? 7-8 sessions and online
EDUC 285

Educational Leadership (3 units)

What can educational leadership learn from today’s thought leaders about innovation and change?   7-8 sessions and online

19 Units Total

YEAR TWOHow can I be a charismatic and effective leader of educational change innovation and change

FALL – 7 units
EDUC 278 – Educational Organizations and Diverse Constituencies (3 units) How can I effectively facilitate diverse constituencies to common understandings and coherent courses of action? 7-8 Sessions and online
EDUC 280 – School Law and Legal Processes (3 units) How can I use the law to help achieve institutional goals? 7-8 sessions and online
EDUC 292 – Educational Administration Field Experience (1 unit)

 

What are the keys to my success and how can I learn from my frustrations and failures?  What discoveries am I taking with me into my next round of leadership challenges?  How can I continue to learn and grow as a leader and contribute to the success of others? Field Experience
SPRING – 7 units
EDUC 274 – Action Research (3 units)

  • Master’s Action Research Project Completion
What have I learned through leading change? How will what I have learned inform my school leadership?

 

7-8 Sessions and online, School Change (Action Research) Project completion
EDUC 286 – Administration of Human Resources (3 units) How can organizations organize to motivate us all to do our best? 7-8 Sessions and online
EDUC 292 – Educational Administration Field Experience (1 unit)

  • Administrative Services Credential Portfolio Review
  • Exit Interview
What are the keys to my success and how can I learn from my frustrations and failures?  What discoveries am I taking with me into my next round of leadership challenges?  How can I continue to learn and grow as a leader and contribute to the success of others? Field Experience, Portfolio Review & Exit Interview

 

14 Units

 

For questions, please email Program Director Davida Desmond at dee@ba-tti.org.