Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration

Pursue the Job You Want with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration is ideal for individuals who aim to advance their careers by becoming building-level administrators in P-12 schools. Upon completion of the degree, students will be prepared to sit for certification exams and meet the administrative needs of P-12 students and schools.

The Educational Leadership and Administration program prepares students to become building-level administrators not only by presenting students with engaging material but also by emphasizing the application of ideas to relevant issues and current events. Topics covered in the program include principalship, public school law, public school finance and current issues in public education.

The program is offered as a full master’s degree and as a certificate program for those who already have a master’s degree but lack the coursework necessary to sit for certification.

Why Choose MACU for a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration?

Mid-America Christian University is experienced in helping working adults fulfill their dreams through online learning, so we know what it takes to help educators take the next steps in their careers.

Our six-week online courses are designed to work around the schedules of teaching professionals while maintaining a high level of interaction among students and instructors. Every course offers students opportunities to share ideas through discussion, allowing students to learn from the experiences of both their instructors and peers.

All professors are professional educators with extensive experience in teaching and administration in P-12 schools, so students will learn work-ready skills that reach beyond academic curriculum.

Master's in Educational Leadership - Oklahoma

Career Outlook for Educational Leadership and Administration

  • Department Director
  • Principal
  • Vice Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Teacher
Master's in Educational Leadership - Oklahoma

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Courses

Code Course
ED5111 Program Orientation
Introduction to graduate studies and requirements for the School Principal program.
ED5113 Research Methods
This course is an introduction to historical, experimental, descriptive, and survey research as they relate to seeking solutions to problems within the field of education. Research techniques, the analysis of research results, and the uses of research are examined in this course.
ED5123 Fundamentals of Public School Leadership
Basic principles and practices in modern school administration will be studied including: Basic Theories of Administration and Leadership, Developing a Strong School Climate and Culture, Improving School Climate and the Learning Environment, Elements of School Culture and How to Mold Organizational Culture, The Principal as an Instructional Leadership, The Organizational Leadership Role of the Principal, Ethical Decision-Making, and Leadership and Student Success - Data Driven Decision-Making. This course is part of the clinical field experience requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
ED5133 Current Issues in Public Education
A study of the trends, issues, (and) problems in education related to the student, program, school organization, staff, material and Master of Education, the school building, and the process of innovation and change.
ED5213 Public School Law
Examination of federal and state constitutional provisions, statutes, judicial decisions, and agency regulations which affect education. Special emphasis upon current and emerging issues. Topics will include: Governance of Education at the State and Local Levels, Special Education, Dismissal and Nonrenewal of Employees, Tort Liability, Church-State Issues, Pupil Discipline Issues, and Freedom of Expression for Employees and Students.
ED5223 Evaluation and Supervision of Personnel and Instruction
The role of the administrator as an instructional leader. Topics will include: Application of leadership theory to clinical supervision, evaluation of faculty and staff and an examination of the administrator’s role as an instructional leader; Evaluation of instructional approaches and programs; and Curriculum evaluation, development, current issues, and trends related to elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools. This course is part of the clinical field experience requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
ED5233 The Principalship
A study of principles of K-12 public school administration with an emphasis on organizational structure and the leadership role of the principal. Approaches to problem-solving are also stressed. Topics will include: Visionary and Instructional Leadership, Developing a Strong School Climate and Culture, Developing a School Improvement Plan, Promoting Community Collaboration and Public Relations, Politics of Education, and Leading Organizational Change.
ED5313 Public School Finance
Sources of school finance control of expenditures, and general principles of financial administration. Topics will include: Education Finance Issues including Bond Issues, Insurance, Basic Budgeting Procedures, and Risk Management; Strategic Planning, and Personnel Issues. This course is part of the clinical field experience requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
ED5323 Advanced Educational Psychology
Advanced study of psychological principles and theories related to education.
ED5331 School Administration Practicum and Portfolio
Supervised practical experiences dealing with the administration of public schools. Students will develop and refine competencies in the application of theory to administration practices. A program portfolio will also be submitted and reviewed according to departmental guidelines.
ED5423 Measurement and Evaluation in Public Schools
An introductory course in statistical methods designed primarily for graduate students in the behavioral and social sciences. The class presents basic statistical concepts with an emphasis on the logic of inferential statistics.
ED5432 Building-level Internship
Supervised practical experiences dealing with the administration of public schools. Students will develop and refine competencies in the application of theory to administration practices. A program portfolio will also be submitted and reviewed according to departmental guidelines (130 practicum/internship hours). This course is part of the clinical field experience requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.

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