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MSED Educational Administration

Program Details

The University of the Southwest offers a MSED Educational Administration Degree that is well suited for individuals who wish acquire a position as a public school administrator or as personnel in instructional leadership at the teaching level. The MSED Educational Administration degree is beneficial for individuals already in the field or those who want to enter the field with a more specialized education. Graduates will be experts in information regarding educational leadership and supervision, theories on curriculum development, policies, education law, educational finance, school administration, theories of administration, and much more. Students who finish this program may also complete a licensure program that will result in obtaining an Educational Administration Licensure.

The MSED Educational Administration program consists of 36 credit hours in a variety of education related course topics. Students are required to take leveling courses, core courses, specialization courses, and an internship. Leveling courses that are required include a Field Observation and Foundations of Education. Leveling course credit hours do not apply to the degree program. Core courses students will explore during their studies include Educational Research, Culturally Diverse & Special Needs Populations, Instructional Strategies, Learning & Human Development, and Program Development & Management. Specialization courses students are required to complete include Educational Leadership & Supervision, Theories of Curriculum Development, Policies & Public Relations, Educational & Special Education Law, Educational Finance & Facilities, and Theories Administration. Students must also enroll in an Internship in Educational Administration. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain employment in the education administration career field.

All courses for this program are available online. The online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Students who wish to become licensed must be a level-3 teacher for at least six years.

Accreditation & Licensing

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