Master’s in Educational Leadership

The University of the Pacific in partnership with the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute is proud to offer the Educational Leadership Program. The two-year program enables highly qualified K-12 educators to transform their education experience into a meaningful career in school leadership. This innovative program aims to contribute to the quality of public, private and charter leadership by preparing the next generation of school heads and principals, division heads, mid-level administrators and teacher leaders. The program builds a network of especially talented leaders who will collaborate across the diverse educational communities they serve.

Application deadline for Fall 2018: April 15, 2018

For more information, contact Dee Desmond, Program Director at 

Learn more about our Ed. Leadership program in this video:

About the Program



In five semesters (2 years) candidates earn an MA in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Services Credential*.

  • Bi-weekly evening classes and flexible online course modules
  • Blend of theory and practice with focus on change, leadership, innovation, diversity, and continuous learning
  • Highly experienced and diverse faculty; insights from BATTI’s network and coalition of Bay Area schools
  • Sense of community and a support network through cohort model, mentorship, and personalized approach

*To qualify for an Administrative Services Credential, candidates must already have a CA CLEAR Teaching Credential. Please consult with the Program Director about steps to clear your credential.

School Change Project

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A key aspect of the program is the undertaking of a major year-long, school-based practicum. The project must be of authentic value to the sponsoring school, will focus on school change, utilize innovative leadership practices, and draw on collaborative problem solving with peers. Please read our admissions packet for more information.

Tuition & Financial Aid



Tuition for students enrolled in 2017 is $809 per unit. We anticipate a slight increase in 2018; once set, the fees remain the same for all 5 semesters. In 2017, the combined 33 unit Master’s and Administrative Services Credential costs $26,697. BATTI offers a limited number of need-based grants to students. Please contact us for a financial aid form when you submit your application. University of the Pacific offers Stafford Unsubsidized loans.


The new Master’s in Educational Leadership draws on BATTI’s core values, successes and relationships: “learning by doing,” mentorships, small cohorts, school partnerships, careful and personalized design, and graduates prepared for long-term success in a diversity of challenging environments. Since 2002 the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI) has been contributing to the field of education through its successful two-year elementary school combined Master’s and credential program. BATTI’s core philosophy is “learning by doing” – BATTI students work as paid, full-time assistant teachers in schools in the Bay Area while taking graduate courses and working closely with thoughtful, experienced mentors in an atmosphere of reflection, collegiality, and support.

About University of the Pacific

pacific logo Seal_Orange_RGBWith a rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.


Important Dates

Priority application deadline: April 15, 2018 for Fall 2018 program
Notification: May 15, 2018
Program begins: Aug. 2018