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Educational Leadership with Certification Program


Experienced, certified teachers who wish to become principals in a K-12 setting.

What You Learn:

The M.Ed. with a specialization in Educational Administration degree is designed to allow certification for principalship in the public school setting. The program culminates with a Professional Portfolio.

How You Learn:

Face-to-Face: This is a hybrid cohort program. For five nights out of each 8 week course, class will be held from 5:00 to 10:00, the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Administration and be eligible for certification as a principal in the state of Missouri.

Degree Requirements:

ED 513 Law for Education 3
ED 514 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
ED 522 Legal Aspects of Special Education 3
ED 606 Curriculum Theory and Practice 3
ED 608 Assessment 3
ED 612 School and Community Leadership 3
ED 616 School Supervision 3
ED 624
ED 625
Elementary Administration

Secondary School Administration
ED 634 Directed Field Experience 3
ED 635 School Organization and Management 3
Total Hours: 30

Please Note:

Students are eligible for certification at the grade level that they completed their undergraduate course of study (e.g. a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education will earn certification as an Elementary School administrator). Individuals seeking middle school principal certification must take (or have already taken) in addition to the above 30 hours, graduate or undergraduate course credit in the following areas:

  • Methods of Teaching Reading (minimum of 5 semester hours, including one course in Techniques of Teaching Reading in the Content Fields).
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics (minimum of 2 semester hours).
  • At least 6 credit hours in education courses focusing on middle school philosophy, organization and curriculum.


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