2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization, MS

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Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Education Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Education are listed below. Individuals applying to the teaching credential program have additional application requirements as outlined under Admission and Screening Procedures for Teacher Credential Candidates.

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a passing score on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)
  2. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  3. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following elements:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Why you are suited to be an educator
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  4. Acceptance by the director of the graduate program

Prerequisites for Admission to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

  1. Passage of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  2. Valid clear California Teaching Credential in an appropriate service area
  3. Four (4) years full-time teaching experience (Subject to change by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing)
  4. Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  5. Candidates must maintain a minimum semester 3.0 GPA throughout the program

Program Requirements (30 units)

Students completing this degree will meet requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Students who already have a master’s degree may pursue the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential without additional degree requirements. This program requires an additional application and acceptance by the Education Committee. See the Graduate Program Advisor for information.

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