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Masters of Science in Educational Administration

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Master of Science in Educational Administration

The Master of Science in Educational Administration program, is a 33-credit, accelerated, cohort-based program that is offered 100% online.  All courses are seven weeks long.  This program offers two options: 1) preparation for certification as a K-12 Principal, and 2) preparation for certification as a Curriculum and Instruction Supervisor.  Students in both concentrations take seven core courses in educational administration together.  They then separate for four additional courses in their area of concentration. The following shows the order in which courses are taken within both options.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official sealed undergraduate transcripts.
  • Completed application form.
  • Two completed supervisory reference forms. Download Reference Forms
  • As per Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations, a candidate cannot be certified until he/she has a minimum of three (3) years of full-time teaching experience with Instructional I certification.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Candidates with a GPA lower than 3.0 are encouraged to apply and will be handled on a case by case basis.

Program Presentation

Core Courses for Both Master of Science in Educational Administration Programs (21 credits)

EDU 578 Educational Leadership

EDU 572 Standards Aligned Systems and Curriculum Instruction Supervision

EDU 579 Current Issues in Education

EDU 574 School Law and Policy Decisions

EDU 576 Human Resources and Staff Development

EDU 570 Statistics/Research for Educational Administration*

EDU 595 Practicum I: Leadership and School Administration


Courses in Area of Concentration (12 credits each program)



For the K-12 Principal Certification

For Curriculum & Instruction Supervisor Certification

EDU 571 The Principalship   

EDU 502 Teaching & Learning Process

EDU 573 Communication & Public Relations   

EDU 591 Curriculum Development & Coaching

EDU 577 School Resource Management     

EDU 620 Research, Analysis & Assessment of Outcomes

EDU 596 Practicum II: K-12 Principalship 

EDU 622 Practicum II: Supervisor of Curric. & Instruction


*EDU 570 is not required for those who already possess a masters’ degree and wish to gain certification only in either area of concentration.