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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Administration, M.A.

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Contact Information

Program Director: Manuel Ponce, Jr.

Academic Advisor: Danielle West


This program is for any educators who are interested in furthering their understanding of educational leadership to acquire the skills and dispositions needed to lead schools effectively. 

Based on academic and professional background and career goals, the MA may be taken as a stand-alone program, be combined with the Charter School Leadership Certificate program, or (for applicants who hold a valid California base credential and have a minimum of three years full-time experience with that credential) be combined with the Preliminary CA Administrative Services (Tier I) Credential program. The requirements outlined below are for the standalone program only.

Program Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • One letter must be from employing school prinicipal
  • Resume
  • 2 sealed, official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Statement of Intent addressing:
    • Applicant’s understanding of diversity, social justice, and student achievement. Discuss its implications for leadership and how it intersects with your personal leadership in your current school setting, as well as future administrative leadership roles.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in your last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units is required.
  • For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Degree Requirements

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