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Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online

Complete Coursework: In 12-18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $15,120

Program Overview


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The Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online provides a pathway to administration that allows you to work on your own schedule.

There are three tracks to choose from to best suit your goals as an educator: PK-12 Principalship, PK-12 Director of Instruction or Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. All three are 30 credit hours.

Learn from practicing administrators and meet requirements through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Career outcomes for the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online include:

  • Elementary, secondary, postsecondary administrator
  • Director
  • Administrator
  • Site coordinator
  • Executive director
  • Principal, assistant principal

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration line, students must complete 30 credit hours, consisting of eight courses (24 hours) plus a six-credit-hour practicum. Select from one of three tracks—PK-12 Principalship, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services, or PK-12 Director of Instruction—to best suit career goals. Some of the courses overlap within the three tracks.

To see the full list of our MSE-EDAD courses online, view courses.

Admissions

Any individual with an undergraduate degree and three years of teaching experience or the equivalent is eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online degree program. Other factors considered for admission include official documents, a professional resume, and a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA.

To learn more about our MSE-EDAD online admissions requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition cost for the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online degree program is the same affordable price for students who reside in-state or out-of-state. To help make the cost more manageable, students pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $56 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our MSE-EDAD online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online students, there are multiple start dates each year on the academic calendar. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all the required documents, register for classes and pay for tuition for their desired program start date. You can be Superior any time of the year.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MSE-EDAD online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online, the curriculum includes nine courses (30 credit hours), including a six-credit-hour practicum.

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PK-12 Principalship Track:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on leadership characteristics of educational administrators, including participatory management, long-range strategic planning and change-agent processes. Particular emphasis given to human relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills needed by public school leaders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the function of supervision and evaluation of personnel is designed to assist in the development of programs which will be appropriate to respective school positions and settings. Prepares any member of an organization for the instructional leadership role, which requires program planning, evaluation, human relations, and oral and written communication skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the theories and related practices of curriculum development and curriculum organization in American schools. Focuses on methods, materials and strategies in the development, organization and delivery of curriculum in the American K-12 school system. Special emphasis given to development and interpretation of philosophical statements and management. Attention given to utilization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guides.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of fiscal and material resource management and budgeting of K-12 school systems, including school finance, taxation and contract law with emphasis on the principles that should serve to guide the decision-making process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the roles and responsibility of the school principal, with emphasis on development of effective instructional leadership skills for the various levels. Deals with the operational tasks of the principalship at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Response to contemporary and anticipated problems affecting the elementary and secondary schools are based on tested theory, research and applied practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 schools. Explores diversity in education from a historical perspective to inform institutional practices regarding race, culture, class and gender. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy and ideologies that frame education in a democratic society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study in the understanding of conflict and handling such in the educational setting. Recognition of the role of communication to express conflict and knowledge of resolution techniques, different approaches to negotiations and basic mediation skills for administrators in the K-12 setting. Also explores the phenomena of school violence and means to respond.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the legal framework within which school district employees must operate. Emphasis on laws and sources of laws which affect students and instruction.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

Year-long minimum, 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a grades PK-12 principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.

PK-12 Director of Instruction Track:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on leadership characteristics of educational administrators, including participatory management, long-range strategic planning and change-agent processes. Particular emphasis given to human relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills needed by public school leaders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the various factors which will provide the student with foundations of research, theory, and best practices in instructional leadership and school.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the function of supervision and evaluation of personnel is designed to assist in the development of programs which will be appropriate to respective school positions and settings. Prepares any member of an organization for the instructional leadership role, which requires program planning, evaluation, human relations, and oral and written communication skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the theories and related practices of curriculum development and curriculum organization in American schools. Focuses on methods, materials and strategies in the development, organization and delivery of curriculum in the American K-12 school system. Special emphasis given to development and interpretation of philosophical statements and management. Attention given to utilization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guides.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of fiscal and material resource management and budgeting of K-12 school systems, including school finance, taxation and contract law with emphasis on the principles that should serve to guide the decision-making process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 schools. Explores diversity in education from a historical perspective to inform institutional practices regarding race, culture, class and gender. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy and ideologies that frame education in a democratic society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study in the understanding of conflict and handling such in the educational setting. Recognition of the role of communication to express conflict and knowledge of resolution techniques, different approaches to negotiations and basic mediation skills for administrators in the K-12 setting. Also explores the phenomena of school violence and means to respond.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the legal framework within which school district employees must operate. Emphasis on laws and sources of laws which affect students and instruction.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Track:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on leadership characteristics of educational administrators, including participatory management, long-range strategic planning and change-agent processes. Particular emphasis given to human relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills needed by public school leaders.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the function of supervision and evaluation of personnel is designed to assist in the development of programs which will be appropriate to respective school positions and settings. Prepares any member of an organization for the instructional leadership role, which requires program planning, evaluation, human relations, and oral and written communication skills.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the theories and related practices of curriculum development and curriculum organization in American schools. Focuses on methods, materials and strategies in the development, organization and delivery of curriculum in the American K-12 school system. Special emphasis given to development and interpretation of philosophical statements and management. Attention given to utilization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guides.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of fiscal and material resource management and budgeting of K-12 school systems, including school finance, taxation and contract law with emphasis on the principles that should serve to guide the decision-making process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 schools. Explores diversity in education from a historical perspective to inform institutional practices regarding race, culture, class and gender. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy and ideologies that frame education in a democratic society.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of leadership and administrative paradigms of special education and pupil services PK-12. Emphasis on exceptional educational needs and programming knowledge base for inclusive administrative leadership. Emphasis on special needs programming knowledge base not the prominent responsibility of regular or special education.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study in the understanding of conflict and handling such in the educational setting. Recognition of the role of communication to express conflict and knowledge of resolution techniques, different approaches to negotiations and basic mediation skills for administrators in the K-12 setting. Also explores the phenomena of school violence and means to respond.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the legal aspects of educating disabled learners under Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind Act.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 6

Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.

Admissions


The admissions process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration Online Requirements

All individuals with an undergraduate degree and three years of teaching experience or the equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Science in Education — Educational Administration online degree program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75/4.00 or a 2.90/4.00 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate program. Undergraduate and graduate work from all colleges attended will be considered.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all your undergraduate and graduate work to date. We are unable to accept transcripts from students. If you have taken courses at UW-Superior, transcripts are not required.
  • A professional resume
  • No GRE is required
  • Attest to no criminal background

View the International Admissions Requirements.

Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Education — Educational Administration online:

Program Per Credit Hour* Per Three-Credit Hour* Total Tuition w/ Fees*
MSE — Educational Administration online $500 $1,500 $15,120

*Includes required technology fees

Calendar


Master of Education — Educational Administration online

At the University of Wisconsin-Superior, we offer multiple start dates to accommodate your schedule. Our calendar includes other important dates to make it easier for you to get started on your program.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline*
Summer II July 10, 2017 June 19, 2017 June 26, 2017 July 3, 2017 July 7, 2017
Fall I September 5, 2017 August 14, 2017 August 21, 2017 August 28, 2017 September 1, 2017
Fall II October 30, 2017 October 9, 2017 October 16, 2017 October 23, 2017 October 27, 2017

*All payments must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. CST. There will be no exceptions.

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