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Master of Science in Educational Administration

(Principal Certifications Available)

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Friday, September 04, 2015 Apply Now

Gain the Knowledge, Research Tools and Collaboration Skills Needed By Today’s School Leaders

Using state and national leadership standards, Drexel University’s accredited online Master’s degree in Educational Administration is designed to prepare and mentor future elementary and secondary educational leaders with the practical skills and knowledge to become effective school administrators. There are five unique accredited program options designed to fit your specific career goals.

Option 1: M.S in Educational Administration (with PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12) - Requires a state-issued teacher certificate prior to enrollment

Option 2: M.S in Educational Administration (without PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12)

Option 3: PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12 only - Requires a state-issued teacher certificate


The Special Education Leadership concentration within the MS in Educational Administration leads to the Supervisor of Special Education Certification. The concentration is designed to produce educators who are equipped with the advanced skills, knowledge and competencies they will need to collaboratively lead programs that meet the needs of students at risk and with disabilities in multiple settings. 

(Proof of state-issued special education teacher certification required) 

Option 4: MS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification & Principal (K-12) Certification 

Option 5: MS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification (no Principal Certification) 

All five accredited programs are ideal for certified teachers and counselors who aspire to lead the education field to achieve students’ 21st-century learning goals. This performance-based PDE-approved program will develop five major competencies for graduates:

  • The ability to collaboratively lead schools and communities to solve complex problems through a proven framework of leadership methodology
  • The ability to educate students to promote and achieve tomorrow’s educational standards   
  • The ability to mentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-making, using modern technological tools
  • The ability to reflect on and practice new action and research   
  • The ability to Actively Listen, Resolve Conflicts, Speak Publicly, Write Competently and Build Teams  

The program has several campus events each year, including World Café sessions, leadership seminars and two orientation sessions. A webinar format is provided for distance learner participation.

The program culminates in an Action Research Project—a leadership portfolio of 14 Artifacts of Evidence directed toward applying higher standards in school activities that helps graduates succeed on the PA Principal PRAXIS exam.

View the curriculum for all five programs.

Graduate Education Non-Matriculated Option
Do you need continuing education requirements, Act 48 credits, or just looking for professional development and only want to take a couple of classes? Learn more about our non-matriculated option.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring terms. Apply today! 

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