Educational Administration Ed.M.


The Master of Education with a major in educational administration is intended primarily for: (a) international students with an interest in leadership, management or policy positions in elementary and secondary education, and (b) domestic students working or seeking to work in educational sites other than public K-12 schools in the United States. This 33 credit hour program must be completed in five years. No more than six credit hours may be transferred into the program.

The program is highly flexible in order to accommodate the particular background and interests of individual students. It comprises three major components: educational administration (18 credit hours), electives with a common focus on desired area of concentration (9 credit hours) and educational foundations and research (6 credit hours). In addition, students are required to satisfactorily complete either (a) a master's project or thesis, or (b) comprehensive examination. All courses and the final project/examination option must be selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor. Degree Requirements are as follows:

Required Courses

A. Educational Administration (18 credit hours):

Students select courses in order to obtain both a breadth of understanding across the field of educational administration and a depth of understanding within a particular aspect of the field of interest to the student (e.g., economics and finance, multicultural education, organizational theory, personnel, staff development and school reform).

International students are strongly advised to include the following course in their program, preferably the first semester:
ELP 690: American Education for International Students

B. Elective Area of Specialization (9 credit hours):

Three electives with a common focus (e.g., comparative education, social and philosophical foundations, educational psychology, educational technology, curriculum and instructional supervision, early childhood education, language and literacy, English as a second language, public policy).

C. Educational Foundations (6 credit hours):

An introductory research course; either quantitative or qualitative. (3 credit hours).

One course in the history, philosophy, psychology, economics, or sociology of education. (Not required for students whose elective area of specialization is educational foundations or psychology). (3 credit hours).

33 Total Credit Hours