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Master of Science in Educational Administration

The MS in Educational Administration degree program consists of a Research Course Requirement (3 credits), Foundation Course Requirements (12 credits), and Educational Administration Requirements (24 credits).

Research Course Requirement


EFND 506 Educational Research and Statistics

A course designed to introduce students to specific research. Includes basic statistical techniques, such as correlation, t-test and Chi-square; quantitative research designs; ethnographic research; and meta-analysis. Emphasis will be placed on hypothesis testing. Students will be required to complete a scientific research project.

Foundation Course Requirements


EFND 516 Advanced Educational Psychology

This course is designed to take the educator beyond familiarity with basic psychological theories and principles to a level in which they can apply and use these theories to inform and improve their classroom performance.

EFND 521 Advanced Foundations of Education

This course is intended to present the foundations of education in an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. It will trace the development of education as an institution and in terms of the ideas that have shaped that institution. The goal is a thorough perspective on education as it is today.

ECUI 506 Curriculum Theory and Development

Principles and curriculum construction that underlie the reorganization of the program of studies for elementary and secondary schools, sources of the curriculum, methods of organization, structure of the knowledge and curriculum planning and development.

ECUI 542 Literacy and Diversity

Students will examine trends affecting the environment of basic education and their impact on the classroom. Special emphasis will be placed on strategies, methods and models of instruction that address the trends studied.

Educational Administration Course Requirements


EADM 501 Educational Administration

A foundations course in general school administration, involving philosophical bases, organization in democratic society, administration of instruction and personnel. Required of all students beginning a major in educational administration and a prerequisite for other courses in educational administration.

EADM 506 Problems in School Administration and Supervision

A seminar for the student seeking certification in elementary or secondary school administration or in supervision. Emphasis on in-depth examination of a selected problem or issue in administration or supervision. Admission with approval of the instructor.

EADM 511 School Finance

An introduction to public school finance. Emphasis on responsibility in handling student funds, district budgeting and accounting, and modern planning-programming-budgetary systems. Admission with the consent of instructor.

EADM 516 School Law

A study of common law legislative enactments and directives of the Department of Education as they pertain to school systems.

EADM 521 Principal as Administrator

A technical course emphasizing the administration duties and responsibilities of the K-12 school principal. Attention is focused on types of organization, program of studies, pupil personnel, teaching staff, plant equipment and community relations.

EADM 526 Principles & Practices of Supervision

A description of a philosophy of supervision, principles of supervision, the role of the supervisor, planning a supervisory program, techniques of supervision, evaluation, coordinating the instructional program, and trends in supervision.

EADM 531 Practicum in Elementary Administration

The purpose of this course is to give the student practical experience in elementary administrative work. A minimum of 150 clock hours in one semester must be spent on this work. Work is done under supervision in a local school system according to a definite schedule approved by the instructor and the administrator of the school system involved. Admission by special arrangement.

EADM 536 Practicum in Secondary School Administration

The purpose of this course is to give the student practical experience in secondary administrative work. A minimum of 150 clock hours in one semester must be spent on this work. Work is done under supervision in a local school system according to a definite schedule approved by the instructor and the administrator of the school system involved. Admission by special arrangement.

View the Practicum Planning Guide (PDF) for additional information about practicum roles and responsibilities.