Master and Specialist in Educational Administration

Missouri State Direct

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Missouri State offers cohort programs in Educational Administration at off-campus locations, including Lebanon, Joplin, West Plains, and Springfield. Classes are also conveniently available through web conferencing technology, which allows you to join class from your PC or mobile device from anywhere. Both a master's degree (M.S.) and specialist degree (Ed.S.) are available. These degrees are designed for educators who wish to begin a career in school administration. The program contains a jointly developed, standards-based instructional program including district/building projects and clinical experiences extending over 24 months, and including practicum and on-site experiences. Either the masters or specialist program may be completed in five semesters. 

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

EAD Master's

5 Semester Tentative Course Rotation Open Cohort - new students may join in any semester.

First semester

CoursesHours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3
EAD 782 Internship-Onsite-Part 2 1
EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies 1
EAD 784 Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3

Second semester

CoursesHours
EAD 752 The Secondary School Principal
or EAD 753 The Elementary School Principal
3
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3

Third semester

CoursesHours
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3
EAD 870 Specialized Topics in Educational Leadership 1-3

Fourth semester

CoursesHours
EAD 781 Organizational Management 3
EAD 788 Action Research in Educational Leadership 3
Note: EAD 788 is not offered as a summer course

Fifth semester

CoursesHours
EAD 759 Leadership Capstone 3
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancement 3
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

EAD Specialist

5 Semester Tentative Course Rotation Open Cohort - new students may join in any semester.

First semester

CoursesHours
EAD 858 School Personnel 3
EAD 862 The Superintendency 3
EAD 882 Superintendency Internship-Part 1 1
Note: EAD 882 Superintendency Internship should be taken upon entry into the specialist program which could be any semester. The cohort model is an Open Cohort Model where students can enter at different times.

Second semester

CoursesHours
EAD 850 Politics of Education 3
EAD 865 School Law 3

Third semester

CoursesHours
EAD 864 Diversity and Community Relations 3
EAD 895 Research in Administrative Practice 3

Fourth semester

CoursesHours
EAD 860 Field Study 1-4
EAD 866 Public School Finance 3

Fifth semester

CoursesHours
EAD 867 School Plant Planning and Maintenance 3
EAD 863 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3

Educational Administration Graduate Program Brochure

Master and Specialist in Educational Administration brochure

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