Master of Science in Education in Educational Administration

Master of Science in Education in Education Administration

The blended Master's degree program in Education Administration is not currently accepting applications; please consider the Online format version of the degree program.

The Master's degree in Education Administration (PK-12) at the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences consists of 36 credit hours of coursework, including an extensive field-based practicum and a comprehensive interactive electronic portfolio for licensure candidates and a comprehensive exam for non-licensure candidates - all of which can be completed within two years.  This program  fulfills the academic requirements necessary for Kansas state licensure at the school (building) level, and is designed to accommodate working educators.  The program is designed for part-time graduate students who currently hold initial teaching licensure  and work in the classroom (or other positions such as instructional coach) in their schools.  Depending on students educational administration career aspirations they will develop a demonstrated understanding of content and skills that have been aligned with universally-recognized standards such as the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

Graduate students will learn from expert scholars and practitioners, as well as fellow classmates, who bring diverse leadership experiences to the principal preparation program at KU. The rigorous program stresses fundamental knowledge and educational policy development necessary for effective leadership. Taught by a mix of full-time tenure track faculty members who are experts in their field and by practitioners who were leaders in their schools. Graduate students enrolled in this program, can expect to:

  • Extend their knowledge of pedagogy and leadership

  • Enlarge their understanding of schooling & develop an appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders

  • Share in-depth analyses and discussions of theory for application to real-world experiences in an online forum

  • Build upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous terms with progressive sequence of coursework

  • Develop and submit an e-portfolio during their final practicum experience to illustrate personal perspectives and experiences 

  • If seeking non-licensure, the candidate will complete a comprehensive exam during their final semester demonstrating their competencies in educational leadership