Notre Dame de Namur University

School of Education and Psychology

School Administration


1500 Ralston Avenue

Belmont, CA 94002

United States


(650) 508-6300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in School Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

NDNU's Master of Arts in School Administration degree program prepares students to administer programs in public and private schools. It approaches administration from a generic standpoint in the core courses and from an experiential base in the practica-based courses. Building upon the Preliminary Administrative Credential, this program enables students to complete six additional units in curriculum development and assessment and evaluation in order to earn a master's degree. Admission Process NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters.

The Master of Arts in School Administration is offered in conjunction with the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. The Master of Arts (MA) in School Administration prepares students to serve as administrators in roles as superintendent, deputy superintendent, associate superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, consultant, coordinator, or an equivalent intermediate-level administrative position in public and private schools and districts. A paid administrative internship may be arranged on an as-needed basis in coordination with needs of the student's school district

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the basic requirements, applicants to the Master of Arts and Credential in Administrative Services must meet the following requirements:

Proof of a bachelor's degree

Valid Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential, Designated Subjects Teaching Credential, or Services Credential

Meet the California basic skills requirement

Evidence (by transcript) of introductory courses in Psychology and Sociology or complete such courses by mid-program

Interview with Administrative Services Program Director

A minimum of one-year of classroom teaching experience (a minimum of five years is required before the Administrative Services Credential can be awarded)


Notre Dame de Namur University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001179

Locale: Large Suburb

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