The MS in Educational Administration features comprehensive professional preparation for the next phase of your educational career. You’ll develop practical managerial skills that will help you nurture talent in your teachers and staff. You’ll gain insight into issues of school finance, law, and community relations. You’ll also explore the social, political, and economic issues that influence the course of public education in the United States. Finally, you’ll undertake an in-person professional practicum experience under the guidance of GMercyU faculty and a mentor administrator.
Courses are delivered one at a time in seven-week blocks. With GMercyU, you can prepare for the challenges of school leadership without disrupting your busy schedule.
What You Will Learn - Online Master's in Educational Administration
The online MS in Educational Administration extends the leadership skills you’ve developed as a teacher and staff member for school management. While pursuing this degree, you will hone your ability to deliver professional presentations, perform research, and write for a variety of audiences. After graduation, you should be prepared to continue with self-directed professional development and evaluation of new educational research.
As a GMercyU graduate, you will be able to:
- Think and plan strategically to create an organizational vision focused on student success and communicate the vision to all relevant stakeholders
- Create an organizational culture of teaching and learning in which student learning is paramount
- Manage resources effectively to bring about desired results
- Collaborate, communicate and empower others inside and outside the organization to pursue excellence in learning
- Operate fairly and equitably exhibiting personal and professional integrity
Upon completing this program, you will be prepared to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment in the School Leadership Test Series to earn your Administrative I Certificate.
*Certification: This program was designed to meet the certification requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you reside in a different state, you should carefully review your home state’s certification requirements prior to enrolling in this program.
An Educational Community Dedicated to Your Success - And Your Students' Success
At GMercyU, we select faculty members whose achievements inspire us. Our professors bring direct school experience, advanced research backgrounds, and a passion for teaching to your classroom. Their insights and mentorship will help you effectively create a safe, productive learning environment for all of your students.
Upon graduation, you and your classmates will join our extensive network of alumni. The colleagues, contacts, and friends you find in this leadership community will inspire you to continue to discover the Next.