The Master of Art’s degree in Collaborative Educational Leadership (MA-CEL) helps you transform your instructional practice and develop leadership techniques that create effective change in classroom, school districts or work settings. To advance your career and maximize your earnings potential, the program is designed by and for teachers and other educators around the framework of the California Standards for Teaching Profession, the National Board of Professional Teachers, and Teacher Leadership Standards. Leadership theory, common core methods, research, and best practices are shared through a unique blend of online coursework and face-to-face cohort engagement.
Engage in Professional Collaborative Communities
Join a professional collaborative community where members engage and support each other’s professional development. You meet regularly with faculty and other students in a location that is close to your home or work. You and other students learn from each other as you share and model effective strategies.Become an Educational Leader
Our program is dedicated to reflective practice, knowledge creation, and critical inquiry through action research. Apply your learning directly to the classroom, school, or organization. Develop skills in the classroom and engage in school leadership. Help Close the Achievement Gap
Our program focuses on gaining the expertise to empower diverse under-served populations and help close the achievement/ opportunity gap. Our faculty and students share passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning, and work toward an equitable and just education system.Customize Your Program
The degree culminates with an action-research project based on your professional and personal interest. You can further customize your program with additional courses toward specific career paths by choosing one of these program options:
24 of the 36 academic credits earned in the master’s program may later be applied toward the EdD program