The graduate degree programs in K–12 educational administration are designed to prepare persons for leadership positions in elementary and secondary education in the United States and other nations.
The master's degree program in K–12 educational administration is designed to prepare individuals for administrative positions in schools and school districts. The program is open to classroom teachers and noneducators who are interested in the practice or teaching of educational administration.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.
Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in K–12 Educational Administration
The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis). The student must complete 30 credits and meet the requirements specified below, which must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.
- A core of selective experiences that builds on four critical leadership capacities: (1) vision building, interpersonal and political skills; (2) organizational analysis and operation; (3) research and inquiry; and (4) engagement with families and communities. In addition, the core experience will include field-based leadership internships (24 credits)
- A minimum of 6 credits in an area of emphasis focused on professional interest.
- Pass a final certifying examination.