M.Ed. Administration Opportunities
- Department Chair
- School Administrator
Step Into P-12 Administration With MACU’s Online Master’s in Educational Leadership
Employees at Oklahoma schools receive a 10 percent tuition discount on their degree program.
Students and teachers in today’s P-12 environment need administrators with a solid commitment to education and an ethical management approach. They need role models. School leaders have the potential to positively impact the lives of everyone on their campus.
Get prepared for a role as a principal, superintendent, administrator, or other school leader. A master’s in educational leadership (M.Ed.) from Oklahoma City-based Mid-America Christian University (MACU) is the edge you need to advance in P-12 education. School leadership positions at the building level, and principals at every education level, are part of a job market expected to increase at a rate of 8% over the next twenty years.
Coursework in our online master’s in education administration includes public school law and finance, evaluation skills, and research methods. Plus, as an integral part of MACU’s curriculum, you’ll gain leadership skills from a Christian perspective.
A MACU Online M.Ed. Is Designed for Busy Teaching Professionals
MACU knows what it takes for working adults to fulfill their dreams—streamlined coursework with an abundance of support and interaction from professors and peers. Every course in our online education administration degree offers students opportunities to share ideas through discussion and to learn from the experiences of both their instructors and other program participants.
Additional benefits of this 33-hour online master’s degree program include:
- Just one course at a time every six weeks in a consecutive order with a cost of $440 per credit hour
- No GMAT required for entrance
- Instruction from Oklahoma educators and superintendents
- Small classes and low student-to-professor ratio
- Employees of any Oklahoma school district receive a 10% tuition discount
Although this degree is offered completely online, select courses may be offered on campus depending on student interest and faculty availability. MACU’s program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Superintendent Certificate Available
MACU also offers an 18-hour educational leadership and administration certification for students who already have a Master’s in Educational Administration at the principal level. The program emphasizes ethical leadership, fiscal responsibility, social equity, and quality communication through curriculum and directed field experiences. The program is designed to meet national requirements of the National Educational Leadership Program (NELP).
Educational Leadership and Administration From a Christ-Led Perspective
Education administration can be challenging. At MACU, we also believe it’s a calling. When you choose MACU for your M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration, you’ll grow not only in knowledge and skill, but also in your Christian faith. You’ll be prepared to handle both everyday situations and unexpected scenarios with wisdom, confidence, and grace.
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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.
Fundamentals of Public School Leadership
Basic principles and practices in modern school administration will be studies 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 and Superintendent as an Instructional Leadership, The Organizational Leadership Role of the Principal and Superintendent, Ethical Decision-Making, and Leadership and Student Success – Data Driven Decision-Making. This course is part of the clinical field experiences requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
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.
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.
A study of principles of K- 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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Capstone Experience at the District Level
Supervised practical experiences dealing with the administration of public schools. Candidates will develop as demonstration of their leadership a school improvement initiative at the district level. This course is part of the clinical field experience requirement for the program and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
Leadership and Management in Learning and Advocacy
Preparation for future administrators to promote the current and future well-being of each student and adult by advocating ethical decisions and cultivating coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment while developing and maintaining an equitable, culturally responsive, and inclusive culture. This course is part of the clinical experience requirement for the program, and ten hours per week in a school site is required.
Leadership in Operations and Management
Preparation for future administrators to promote the current and future well-being of each student and adult by developing and managing data informed and equitable systems of operation, resources, technology, and human capital. This course is part of the clinical experience requirement for the program, and ten hours per week in a school site is required.