Educational Leadership Studies: School Administration, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 36 Hours

Common Core
EDLE 5813Leadership Theory and Ethical Decision Making3
EDLE 5953Developing Educational Organizations3
Hours Subtotal6
Emphasis Core
EDLE 5253The Principalship3
EDLE 5723Education Law3
EDLE 5323School Finance3
EDLE 5473Supervision of Instruction3
EDLE 5883Field Studies Internship I3
EDLE 5893Field Studies Intern II3
Hours Subtotal18
Research and Inquiry
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Research Design and Methodology
Statistical Methods in Education
Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
Hours Subtotal6
Option Electives
Select 6 hours from the following:6
(Alternate courses may be approved by the student's advisor)
Curriculum Issues
Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Curriculum
Educational Sociology
Culture, Society and Education
Problems and Issues in Social Foundations
Behavior Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
Educational Measurements
Advanced Computing Applications in Education
Educ Workshop
Hours Subtotal6
Required Creative Component: Portfolio
The Portfolio, designed and completed by Candidates to exhibit competency in the ELCC Standards, serves as the required Creative Component for the MS degree in School Administration; satisfactory completion of the Portfolio is required for degree completion and recommendation for certification.
Total Hours36

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level