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Academic Program

Academic Program

Upon successful completion of all coursework and requirements, students enrolled in the University of the Pacific/BATTI Educational Leadership Program receive a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. *For those who are able to meet CA state requirements, obtaining a Preliminary California Administrative Services Credential is optional. Classes are taught at convenient locations in the Bay Area by University of the Pacific instructors.

* Please note the CA CTC prerequisite for the Administrative Services Credential is a CA Clear Credential

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
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? 3-day introductory Boot Camp
Fall- EDUC 201 – Techniques of Research(3 units) How are both research and data powerful tools for school change? 7-10 sessions and online
Fall- EDUC 216 – Nature and Conditions of Learning (3 units) How can learning theory inform educational design and leadership strategy? Online
Spring- 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? 7-10 sessions and online
Spring- EDUC 283 – School Finance and Business Administration (3 units) How can I use budgeting and financial reporting to advance school mission and vision? 7-10 Sessions and online
Spring- 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- 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? 7-10 sessions and online
Summer- EDUC 285- Educational Leadership (3 units) What can educational leadership learn from today’s thought leaders about innovation and change?   7-10 sessions and online

19 Units Total

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

Fall- EDUC 278 – Educational Organizations and Diverse Constituencies (3 units) How can I effectively facilitate diverse constituencies to common understandings and coherent courses of action? 7-10 Sessions and online
Fall- EDUC 280 – School Law and Legal Processes (3 units) How can I use the law to help achieve institutional goals? 7-10 sessions and online
Fall- 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- 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? 7-10 Sessions and online, School Change (Action Research) Project completion
Spring- EDUC 286 – Administration of Human Resources (3 units) How can organizations organize to motivate us all to do our best? 7-10 Sessions and online
Spring- EDUC 292 – Educational Administration Field Experience (1 unit)

  • Master’s Oral Examination
  • Administrative Services Credential Portfolio Review and 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?Under the direction of an experienced leader, students complete a series of activities to complete a portfolio. Field Experience, Portfolio Review & Exit Interview

 

14 Units

 

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