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Master of Science in Educational Administration
The University of Kansas (KU) offers a hybrid Master of Science in Educational Administration degree. The hybrid environment of this course provides students with increased flexibility and convenience of attending certain parts of the class in their own time. Students will be enrolled in a cohort and complete the program in two years. This program is designed for students who are currently employed as teachers or other instructional positions in the school system.
The Educational Administration program provides students with knowledge and skills to become successful school leaders. The curriculum focuses on fundamental knowledge and educational policy development to promote effective leadership. The courses are integrated and provide experiences and opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge of leadership, increase their understanding of schooling and develop an appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that help influence decision making that educational leaders need to make.
Due to the blended, hybrid format of the program students will be responsible for attending classroom meetings as well as completing online assignments. During the fall and spring semesters students will have classroom meetings three to four Saturdays each semester. The Saturday meetings will last from 9am to 4pm. Summer sessions consists of two to three classroom meetings per course, students will take one course in June and one in July. The online portion of the program requires 10 to 15 hours per week and typically students will be reading, analyzing and discussing articles, completing video presentations, real-world simulations and analyzing case studies.
The University of Kansas requires students to complete 36-credit hours. Students will take all required core courses such as: Education in American Society, Education Law, School Resource Management, Internship and much more. During the spring of the second year students will take a comprehensive exam that covers all coursework completed in the program.
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