"I learned how to teach and how to be an administrator from actual teachers and administrators. That's the best part of being at SMC: you're taught by people who are actually in the trenches. They share with you real scenarios, real documents and real procedures. The curriculum was rigorous but practical; the assignments prepared me for the work that I encounter in schools."
- Kelly Johnson, Single Subject Credential, Administrative Credential and Master's Program Graduate; Vice Principal

Educational Leadership Students

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When all of the following courses are completed with a satisfactory grade you will be eligible for recommendation to receive a certificate, which authorizes you to work as a school administrator in California. View Program Handbook.

Courses- Semesters I and II (aligned to the latest standards for California school administrators)

  • Employee Management and Supervision, 3 units
  • Leading Curriculum and Instruction, 3 units
  • Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration, 3 units
  • Research to Lead an Educational Community, 1 unit
  • Budgets, Resources and Facilities, Schedules, 2 units
  • Education Law, Regulations and Policy, 3 units
  • Special Needs Students: Leading and Managing Programs, 2 units
  • Supervised Field Experience in Administration (completed over a semester and summer), 3 units
  • Technology in Leading and Managing (Jan/Intersession), 1 unit
  • Executive Communication Skills for Educators (summer), 3 units

Admissions- The following documents are required:

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