Master of Arts in Educational Administration & Leadership / Pre-K-12 Principal
University of South Dakota

Program Details

With a Principal specialization, the online Master of Arts in Educational Administration will prepare you for licensure in the PreK-12 environment.  This program combines theoretical, experiential and research-based coursework with a field-based internship.  Courses include topics such as:  school law, curriculum leadership and instructional leadership.  If you are seeking to advance your career in education, consider the online MA in Educational Administration with a Principal specialization in PreK-12 from USD.

As licensing requirements vary by state, be sure to check with your Board of Education if you are outside the state of South Dakota.


This program requires an internship.

  • One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Recommendation Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Must have 3 years of teaching experience in PK-12

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission