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Administrative Leadership (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education in Administrative Leadership is a dynamic, intensive cluster of program options leading to eligibility for licensure as Principal, Special Education Administrator, School Business Administrator, and Superintendent.

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Program Overview

The Master of Education in Administrative Leadership is a dynamic, intensive cluster of program options leading to eligibility for licensure as Principal, Special Education Administrator, School Business Administrator, and Superintendent.  Students in this accelerated program cultivate leadership skills through study, reflection and experimentation in negotiation, communication and mediation, personnel and financial management, curriculum design and leadership, measurement and program evaluation. Drawn from international, private, and public school standards and based upon strong theoretical foundations, Administrative Leadership courses reflect the practical, hands-on learning necessary for effective leadership in K-12 schools. The program is designed to provide the skills and tools experts, researchers, and practitioners believe leaders need in our changing, complex cultural environment.

Program of Study

Post-Baccalaureate Master’s Program Leading to Initial Administrative License
Administrative Leadership: School Principal/Assistant Principal [PreK-6, 5-8, 8-12] – 39 credits

Pre-Requisites

  • Baccalaureate degree for a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Passing score on Communications and Literacy (Reading and Writing) MTEL.
  • Scores on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – this requirement is waived if applicant possesses an earned Master’s degree.
  • Completion of at least three years of school-based employment in which the candidates holds a license, or at least three years of equivalent employment in another educational-related setting.

Pre-Practicum Requirements

  • Twenty out-of-class hours for each course (total of 200 hours) – with the exception of EA 510 for Sheltered English Immersion – is devoted to pre-practicum hours in the public schools. Satisfaction of this requirement is met through specified pre-practicum activities, completion of the out-of-class hours log sheet, and a detailed summary of the pre-practicum experiences for each course.
Core Module Requirements 24 cr.
EA 500 School Leadership 3 cr.
EA 505 Instructional Leadership 3 cr.
EA 510 Sheltered English Immersion for School Leaders 3 cr.
EA 515 Public School Operational and Financial Strategies 3 cr.
EA 520 Law, Policy and Ethics 3 cr.
EA 525 Human Resources and Organizational Potential 3 cr.
EA 530 Family and Community Engagement 3 cr.
EA 535 Strategic Management and Design 3 cr.
     
Licensure Module Requirements  12 cr.
EA 560
Using Data to Improve Curriculum and Instruction  3 cr. 
EA 565
Facilities Management  3 cr.
EA 563  Supervision and Evaluation
3 cr. 
EA 560  Practicum
- 500 hours to be completed at the PreK-6, 5-8, or 9-12 grade levels 
3 cr. 
EA 562  Reflective Seminar
- Seminar must be taken concurrently with the Practicum at the same grade levels as the Practicum
3 cr.

Program of Study – Post-Baccalaureate Master’s Program Leading to Initial Administrative License
Administrative Leadership: Special Education Administrator [all levels] – 36 credits

Pre-Requisites

  • Baccalaureate degree for a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Passing score on Communications and Literacy (Reading and Writing) MTEL.
  • Scores on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – this requirement is waived if applicant possesses an earned Master’s degree.
  • Completion of at least three years of school-based employment in which the candidates holds a license, or at least three years of equivalent employment in another educational-related setting.

Pre-Practicum Requirements

  • Twenty out-of-class hours for each course (total of 200 hours) – with the exception of EA 510 for Sheltered English Immersion – is devoted to pre-practicum hours in the public schools. Satisfaction of this requirement is met through specified pre-practicum activities, completion of the out-of-class hours log sheet, and a detailed summary of the pre-practicum experiences for each course. 
Core Module Requirements 24 cr.
EA 500 School Leadership 3 cr.
EA 505 Instructional Leadership 3 cr.
EA 510 Sheltered English Immersion for School Leaders 3 cr.
EA 515 Public School Operational and Financial Strategies 3 cr.
EA 520 Law, Policy, and Ethics 3 cr.
EA 525 Human Resources and Organizational Potential 3 cr.
EA 530 Family and Community Engagement 3 cr.
EA 535 Strategic Management and Design 3 cr.

 
Licensure Module Requirements
12 cr.
EA 570 Administration and Supervision of Special Education 3 cr.
EA 575 Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education 3 cr.
EA 580 Practicum in Special Education Administrator
- 500 hours to be completed
3 cr.
EA 582 Reflective Seminar in Special Education Administrator
- Seminar must be taken concurrently with the Practicum at the same grade levels as the Practicum
3 cr.


Program of Study – Post-Baccalaureate Master’s Program Leading to Initial Administrative License
Administrative Leadership: Superintendant/Assistant Superintendant [all levels] – 39 credits.

Pre-Requisites

  • Baccalaureate degree for a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Passing score on Communications and Literacy (Reading and Writing) MTEL.
  • Scores on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – this requirement is waived if applicant possesses an earned Master’s degree.
  • Completion of at least three years of school-based employment in which the candidates holds a license, or at least three years of equivalent employment in another educational-related setting.

Pre-Practicum Requirements

  • Twenty out-of-class hours for each course (total of 200 hours) – with the exception of EA 510 for Sheltered English Immersion – is devoted to pre-practicum hours in the public schools. Satisfaction of this requirement is met through specified pre-practicum activities, completion of the out-of-class hours log sheet, and a detailed summary of the pre-practicum experiences for each course. 
Core Module Requirements
24 cr.
EA 500 School Leadership  3 cr.
EA 505 Instructional Leadership 3 cr.
EA 510 Sheltered English Immersion for School Leaders 3 cr.
EA 515 Public School Operational and Financial Strategies 3 cr.
EA 520 Law, Policy and Ethics 3 cr.
EA 525 Human Resources and Organizational Potential 3 cr.
EA 530 Family and Community Engagement 3 cr.
EA 535 Strategic Management and Design 3 cr.
     
Licensure Module Requirements
12 cr.
EA 565 Facilities Management 3 cr.
EA 545 Finance 3 cr.
EA 595 Program Evaluation 3 cr.
EA 590 Practicum in Superintendant/Assistant Superintendant
- 500 hours to be completed
3 cr.
EA 592 Reflective Seminar in Superintendant/Assistant Superintendant
- Seminar must be taken concurrently with the Practicum at the same grade levels as the Practicum
3 cr.

Program of Study – Post-Baccalaureate Master’s Program Leading to Initial Administrative License

Administrative Leadership: School Business Administrator [all levels] – 36 credits

Pre-Requisites

  • Baccalaureate degree for a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Passing score on Communications and Literacy (Reading and Writing) MTEL.
  • Scores on the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – this requirement is waived if applicant possesses an earned Master’s degree.
  • Completion of at least three years of school-based employment in which the candidates holds a license, or at least three years of equivalent employment in another educational-related setting.

Pre-Practicum Requirements

  • Twenty out-of-class hours for each course (total of 200 hours) – with the exception of EA 510 for Sheltered English Immersion – is devoted to pre-practicum hours in the public schools. Satisfaction of this requirement is met through specified pre-practicum activities, completion of the out-of-class hours log sheet, and a detailed summary of the pre-practicum experiences for each course. 
Core Module Requirements  24 cr.
EA 500 School Leadership 3 cr.
EA 505 Instructional Leadership 3 cr.
EA 510 Sheltered English Immersion for School Leaders 3 cr.
EA 515 Public School Operational and Financial Strategies 3 cr.
EA 520 Law, Policy and Ethics 3 cr.
EA 525 Human Resources and Organizational Potential 3 cr.
EA 530 Family and Community Engagement 3 cr.
EA 535 Strategic Management and Design 3 cr.
     
Licensure Module Requirements 12 cr.
EA 540 Operations 3 cr.
EA 545 Finance 3 cr.
EA 550 Practicum
- 500 hours to be completed at the PreK-6, 5-8, or 9-12 grade levels
3 cr.
EA 552 Reflective Seminar
- Seminar must be taken concurrently with the Practicum at the same grade levels as the Practicum
3 cr.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates will discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership
  2. Candidates are regularly exposed to the value of applied learning through opportunities that connect academic coursework to school experience.
  3. Candidates learn to respect and value cultural diversity and student differences through classes and field experiences exposing them to students with diverse learning styles, backgrounds, and beliefs.
  4. Candidates will implement a broad variety of curriculum theory, design, and successful practices.
  5. Candidates will identify and analyze future trends and issues related to the functions and roles of practicing leaders in school and district settings.
  6. Candidates demonstrate their knowledge and skill development through a variety of means, including reflections, papers, portfolios of work, and a final comprehensive examination.
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