Master of Education (M.Ed.)


with Administrative Certification

In-Person or Online 36 major credits * 2 or 3 years

Repayment after
graduation as low as


*if using financial aid

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The School Improvement Leadership programs focus on instructional leadership. During a year-long practicum, participants will apply theories and practices from course work in the school environment. These programs are Maryland-approved programs for Administrator 1 certification.

How You Learn

Online Format: This is an online graduate program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks.

Face-to-Face Options are available, please contact the Graduate Information Office at (667) 444-2410.

Career Outcomes

Graduates leave the program equipped with the skills to become successful administrators within their schools and school districts.

Course Progression and Degree Requirements

M.Ed. Program Option

ED 681Curriculum Development in a Multicultural Society3
ED 653Supervision3
ED 646School Law3
ED 671School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective3
ED 673School Improvement Leadership: Facilitating a Positive School Culture3
ED 672Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress3
ED 674 ASpecial Project Seminar/Practicum in School Improvement Leadership1.5
ED 674 BSpecial Project Seminar/Practicum in School Improvement Leadership1.5
ED 601Theories of Development3
ED 602Sociological Perspective3
ED 605Research Methods3
ED 606Action Research3
ED 603Personality Development & Self Esteem3
ED 651Educating for Character1.5
ED 652Mediation of Conflict1.5
 Total Credits:39

Post-Master’s Certificate (PDs) Program Option**

ED 653Supervision for Effective Instruction3
ED 646School Law3
ED 671*School Improvement Leadership – the Theory3
ED 672Assessing Needs, Evaluating Progress3
ED 673School Culture3
ED 674 A/BInternship/Seminar3
ED 681Curriculum Development in a Multi-Cultural Society3
 Total Credits:21

* ED 671 is a pre-requesite for Ed 673; ED 673 is a pre- or co-requisite for ED 674.

Eportfolio must be completed in ED 674 A/B.

Technology Requirements for Graduation:

  • Technology competencies demonstrated
  • Portfolio completion and exit conference

Certification Requirement

  • Certification as Administrator I requires MSDE teacher certification, 27 months of successful teaching experience, and completion of the required 3-credit introduction or survey of special education course.
Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.

**Any Professional Development Certification on its own is not eligible for Financial Aid.