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  • MS in Educational Administration

    Overview

    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.

    Program Concentrations

    • MS in Educational Administration (with PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12) - Requires a state-issued teacher certificate prior to enrollment
    • MS in Educational Administration (without PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12)
    • PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12 only - Requires a state-issued teacher certificate
    • MS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification & Principal (K-12) Certification
    • MS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification (without 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 your ability to:

    • Collaboratively lead schools and communities to solve complex problems through a proven framework of leadership methodology
    • Educate students to promote and achieve tomorrow’s educational standards
    • Mentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-making, using modern technological tools
    • Reflect on and practice new action and research
    • 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 will help you to succeed on the PA Principal PRAXIS exam.

    Curriculum

    Option 1: MS in Educational Administration (with principal certification) 
    EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0
    EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0
    EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0
    EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0
    EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0
    EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0
    EDUC 715School Principal Internship: Technology1.5
    EDUC 716School Principal Internship: Finance1.5
    EDUC 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5
    EDUC 718School Principal Internship: School and Community Relations1.5
    Advanced Leadership Courses 
    EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0
    EDAM 502Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship3.0
    EDAM 522Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0
    EDAM 524Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership3.0
    EDAM 526Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data3.0
    EDAM 528Research Methodology for Action Research3.0
    EDAM 540Action Research Project3.0

    Option 2: MS in Educational Administration (without principal certification) 
    EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0
    EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0
    EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0
    EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0
    EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0
    EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0
    EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0
    EDAM 502Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship3.0
    EDAM 522Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0
    EDAM 524Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership3.0
    EDAM 526Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data3.0
    EDAM 528Research Methodology for Action Research3.0
    EDAM 540Action Research Project3.0
    6 credits of MS electives*6.0
    Total Credits45.0

    *

    An MS elective can be any graduate course at Drexel University, as long as the student has attained prior Program Manager/Director approval for taking the course.



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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation, professional or academic
      • PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: One letter of recommendation must come from the principal of a school where you've worked, and discuss your presentation skills and experiences in leadership roles in a K-12 school setting as well as skills that would have a strong bearing on your success as a school leader and administrator
    • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing graduate study in this field
      • Include two paragraphs briefly describing your educational philosophy
      • PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: Also explain how principals shape learning in K-12 schools
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $810 per credit. (A 30% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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