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Master of Science in Educational Administration Online

Whether you plan to become a principal or athletic director, this online master's program provides the expertise you need to be an effective school leader for PreK-12 grade levels and make a positive impact on student success. The 100% online MS Educational Administration with building-level licensure program at ESU empowers you to reach your career goals in as few as 12 months.

Overview

Attain the professional knowledge and expertise you need to become a school principal or athletic director with a Master of Science in Educational Administration with building-level licensure from Emporia State University.* This 100% online program is designed to prepare school leaders for managing today's schools at PreK-12 grade levels as unique social systems and complex organizations.

$10,296 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

In this leadership program, you will explore contemporary theory, methods and practice to help you develop and maintain a healthy organizational culture that promotes creativity and performance. Taught by experienced practitioners in the field, the rigorous curriculum facilitates leadership for change—as well as developing strategies for teaching and leading a diverse school population.

Core courses include Supervision and Evaluation; School Leadership Theory; Educational Law and Regulations; Supporting Technology Integration for School Leaders—and more.

Our NCATE-accredited program also includes field projects and experiences that emphasize application, analysis and synthesis of core knowledge parallel with your coursework.


In this online MS Educational Administration program, you will:

  • Prepare for licensure in PreK-12 building-level leadership roles as a principal*
  • Gain knowledge of terminology, classifications, methods and trends in education
  • Develop specific skills, competencies and points of view needed by professionals in the field, including working with others as a member of a team; expressing yourself orally or in writing; and finding and using resources for answering questions and solving problems
  • Discuss, analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments and points of view in curriculum, educational research articles and reports, issues and resources in the field of educational technology

This online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Building Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Athletic Director
  • Coordinator
  • Lead Teacher

*This program prepares candidates for building-level licensure based on requirements in the state of Kansas. Candidates are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensing organization to ensure the program meets relevant licensing requirements. State licensing exams are not required for program completion.


Accreditations:

NCATE
The Teachers College at Emporia State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Educational Administration online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$312 Per Credit Hour

$936 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$10,296 Total Tuition

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Calendar

The Master of Science in Educational Administration program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I Aug. 20, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 13, 2018 Aug. 13, 2018 Aug. 17, 2018 Oct. 5, 2018
Fall II Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 12, 2018 Dec. 5, 2018
Spring I Jan. 15, 2019 Jan. 1, 2019 Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 14, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring II March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 15, 2019 May 3, 2019
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Admissions

Your journey begins here! The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree. Be sure to get familiar with these requirements to enroll in the MS Educational Administration online program.

MS Educational Administration Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in the last 60 hours of study or an overall GPA average of no less than a 3.0 for a completed master's degree.
  • Current state-issued teaching license (or other relevant professional license such as: school psychologist, school counselor, speech-language pathologist)
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience is encouraged for Kansas applicants, as 5 years of teaching experience is required by the State of Kansas to be eligible for the administrative license. Applicants are encouraged to check professional experience requirements outlined by their state licensing organizations.
  • No GRE is required

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to gradinfo@emporia.edu or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed to:

Emporia State University
Campus Box 4003
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

or overnighted to:

Overnight address:
Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

The Master of Science in Educational Administration online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours).

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You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on criteria for effective instruction, effective supervision techniques that promote teachers' professional growth, and teacher evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course contains an overview of the research, theory and practice that relate to a school leader's responsibility to develop and maintain healthy organizations and to create an organizational culture that promotes creativity and performance. Topics include major contemporary theorists, leadership and empowerment, leadership and diversity issues, leadership for change, schools as unique social systems and complex organizations, and issues related to the changing values and attitudes of professionals and the community about schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare students to effectively educate students of different cultures, races and ethnicities, as well as differently abled students. Major components include the exploration of personal biases and the methods of overcoming them; the basic principles underlying multicultural education; the development of appropriate strategies for teaching and leading; and other functions of the school and community.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, a detailed study of Kansas school law and regulations will be made as they apply to education. Consideration is given to statutes, court decisions and case law that affect administrative procedures and patterns.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will focus on methods and areas managing today's schools. Particular attention will be given to each distinct subsystem within the school and district organization. Managerial skills that are inherent in day-to-day practices will also be studied.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Enrollment in this course is concurrent with specified core courses in the educational administration program. Students will be engaged in field projects and experiences associated with the primary areas of content under the supervision of a mentor administrator and a university supervisor. An integral part of the field experiences will place emphasis on application, analysis and synthesis and will evaluate levels of learning through a variety of activities. Students must be near completion of the EA Building Leadership program and secure department chair approval prior to the course start date.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Enrollment in this course is concurrent with specified core courses in the educational administration program. Students will be engaged in field projects and experiences associated with the primary areas of content under the supervision of a mentor administrator and a university supervisor. An integral part of the field experiences will place emphasis on application, analysis and synthesis and will evaluate levels of learning through a variety of activities. Students must be near completion of the EA Building Leadership program and secure department chair approval prior to the course start date.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to prepare school leaders (teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, etc.) for the integration and application of diverse educational technologies into classrooms and schools in ways that reflect a theoretical, research-based and practical understanding of curriculum development and the effective uses of technology. Course content explores practical ways to integrate technology into both teaching and learning as well as the critical importance of adequate training and professional development for successful integration

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students completing this course will, as current or future educational leaders, explain and work effectively with the design and management of academic programs, grades Pre-K-12. They will interpret past, current and emerging curriculum initiatives and describe their intended impact on school curricula, teachers and students. Students will also explain and demonstrate in simulated settings processes for creating, implementing and managing local academic programs in the context of those reform initiatives. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge in four projects which gauge how students can successfully apply what they have learned in a variety of curriculum-related settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, differing values and issues in education are addressed, as are the philosophical, historical and social forces that create the issues. Students will be challenged to investigate the historical and cultural antecedents of modern education. They will also examine their own belief systems with regard to the institution of education and to the role and function of the teacher and school leader.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory graduate-level course in research methodology designed to allow the student to function as a knowledgeable and critical consumer of scholarly research in his/her field. The course will also emphasize the use of action research for program improvement.

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