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Education Leadership
45 unit two year program
Our vision imagines a region and world in which everyone has access to an inspiring education and the psychological tools and support to propel them toward flourishing lives of meaning, purpose and connection.  Our education is characterized by Strong Values, Social Justice, Transformative, Diverse Community.


Our distinctive Educational Leadership program at Santa Clara University, a premier private Jesuit university, is designed to prepare top-notch leaders with the capacity to transform their organizations to promote social justice and educational equity.

We offer a high quality and innovative administrative services credential and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership in small class settings taught by renowned faculty that specialize in bridging theory, research and practice to teach the whole person. Our outstanding graduates hold leadership positions as K-12 principals, assistant principals, education program directors, teacher leaders, and intervention specialists.

The MA degree can be completed with an additional 15 quarter units beyond the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or as a stand-alone degree program (45 quarter units). Completing an MA allows for deeper learning and expertise in educational Leadership in distinct contexts.

MA in Education Leadership Highlights


  • Classes are held both in-person and online
  • 2 year full-time program (part-time available), start in any term
  • 45 quarter units to complete the degree.  
  • Tuition is $681 per unit. Scholarships are available. Credential-seeking applicants are eligible for a 25% tuition discount.