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March 02, 2021 - 2 minute read


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Partnership with Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Promotes Educator’s Distance-Learning Resources

The MAEd Educational Administration program at Concordia University Irvine recognizes the value of partnerships in strengthening the learning experience for candidates. One partnership that enhances the student experience and overall quality of the program is our partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). A special benefit that our candidates appreciate while in the admin program is their CUI-sponsored ACSA membership. Our partnership with ACSA has resulted in countless opportunities for students to grow professionally.

It has been my pleasure to serve as the faculty advisor for our ACSA student charter since 2017. Our charter serves as a model for others. For several years, we have been the largest ACSA charter in the state. The charter meets monthly either on campus or virtually. ACSA Region 17 supports our student charter and as a result students can attend all ACSA Region 17 networking events. The partnership with Region 17 has afforded two of our officers the opportunity to travel to Legislative Action Day (LAD) on $500 scholarships annually. This has been a phenomenal experience for our officers. Visiting Sacramento to lobby on current educational topics and policies continues to be an incredible experience that sets us apart from neighboring universities. The ACSA Region 17 Board is committed to strengthening our partnership and supporting our candidates

What are some benefits of our partnership with ACSA?

  • CUI students benefit from networking opportunities from multiple ACSA Charters
  • CUI students receive ACSA professional publications
  • CUI students benefit from enhanced resume & interview opportunities presented at leadership workshops
  • CUI students participate in Legislative Action Day via scholarships where they provide recognition for our MAED program
  • CUI students benefit from leadership opportunities including student officer positions
  • CUI students benefit from professional development opportunities including the Region 17 ACSA Conference held at CUI annually
  • CUI students graduate prepared to discuss ACSA as a professional organization putting them ahead of their competition
  • CUI candidates are more prepared for school leadership interviews and positions which shines light on our fantastic administration program  

Our candidates recognize the advantages of their involvement in ACSA. Most recently an admin candidate took control of her ACSA platform and shared her inspirational story in EdCal Magazine. Mia Young-Adeyeba, a future educational leader, created a virtual space where educators could come together to share ideas and resources during this challenging time of distance learning. Please check out her contribution in EdCal Magazine: Facebook Group Has Resources for Remote Learning.


Dr. Tanya Tarbutton is the Director of the MAEd Educational Administration program at Concordia University Irvine.

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