Educational Administration

Graduate programs

Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration

Graduate Educational Administration Faculty (MSEd Programs)

Kim Finch, MSEd and EdS Program Coordinator
Park Central Office Building, Room 115
Phone 417-836-5192; KimFinch@missouristate.edu 

William Agnew
Park Central Office Building, Room 118
Phone 417-836-5554; WAgnew@missouristate.edu

William Agnew
Park Central Office Building, Room 118
Phone 417-836-5554; WAgnew@missouristate.edu

Bret Cormier
Park Central Office Building, Room 135
Phone 417-836-4918; bcormier@missouristate.edu

Cynthia MacGregor, Ed.D. Program Coordinator
Park Central Office Building, Room 120
Phone 417-836-6046; CMacgregor@missouristate.edu

Nate Quinn
Park Central Office Building, Room 116
Phone 417-836-5083; nquinn@missouristate.edu

Jon S. Turner
Park Central Office Building, Room 133
Phone 417-836-6518; jonsturner@missouristate.edu

Program admission requirements

Following admission to graduate study and prior to the completion of 9 graduate hours of master’s degree course work at Missouri State University, the student must submit the following to the Master’s Degree Program Coordinator or Department Head to continue in the program.

  1. To be considered for probationary admission to the program, a student must apply to both the Graduate College (refer to the Graduate College, Admission to Graduate Studies, Admission Requirement) and the Educational Administration program.
  2. Students must possess a bachelor’s degree and must meet the requirements for admission to graduate school as stated under the Admission to Graduate Study section of the Graduate Catalog.

    A separate application must be submitted with the following materials to the Education Administration program:
    1. A written “Statement of Purpose” containing long-term goals of leadership (minimum of 300 words).
    2. A copy of appropriate teacher certificate or eligibility for certification by a state agency.
    3. Program will request a reference from immediate supervisor regarding performance.
    4. Candidate will submit a personal portfolio that may contain any of the following items to support application to the program: 
      • Teaching
        1. Show evidence of impacting student achievement in the classroom/building (using data to support impact)
        2. Provide documentation of recent evaluations
      • Leadership
        1. Continuous School/Building Improvement Plan or Model.  List and explain leadership roles served in within the last 3 years in the building/district (i.e., supervised student teachers, chaired committees, and/or mentored new teachers/leaders)
      • Professional Development Plan
        1. Show evidence that goals set forth in Professional Development Plan are being met.
    5. Earn a 3.50 GPA in the first 12 hours of Educational Administration coursework.
    6. Schedule a personal interview with the Master's Degree Program Coordinator in Educational Administration.
    7. Prepare an up-to-date professional resume.
    8. Access to the internet and an active email address.
  3. Upon completion of the probationary entry material (statement of purpose, teacher certification, immediate supervisor questionnaire, impact on learning material, leadership in Continuous Improvement Plan, Professional Development Plan, a 3.50 GPA for 12 hours, personal interview, and resume) the Educational Administration faculty will review the application of the candidate for full admission into the program.
  4. Internship.  Prior to beginning an internship, all students must:
    1. have on file with the departmental office an internship application that has been completed and signed by the school administrator in the district where the internship is being conducted.
    2. have completed the Family Care and Safety Registry background check.
    3. have a TB skin test

      Information regarding the completion of the background check and skin test may be obtained from the office of COE Student Services (417-836-5253).
  5. Applicant’s for whom English is a second language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Minimum scores of 550 on the paper-based or a comparable score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL are required for admission.

Degree requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 approved graduate hours with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.
  2. No more than 12 semester hours of 600-level course work may be applied to the degree program.
  3. Two years (minimum) of successful teaching experience.
  4. Research.  Three semester hours toward completion of the Leadership Capstone paper.
  5. Comprehensive Examination.  A time period for the examination will be scheduled during the last semester of the student’s course work.  The time and nature of the examination will be determined by the Advisory Committee.
  6. Students will be required to present an acceptable Leadership Capstone project.
  7. Transfer Credit.  A maximum of 30% of the total hours may be accepted in as transfer credit toward a master’s degree.  All transfer credit must be “A” or “B” grade status from a regionally accredited college or university and must be approved by the program coordinator.
Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration (Elementary)
Program Description

Persons completing this option should acquire the necessary competencies to gain initial certification to serve as an elementary principal in Missouri schools.  Even though a research component is required, emphasis is on the practical aspects of the elementary principalship.

Required Courses (All Educational Administration courses are taught Missouri State Direct, live interactive technology)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
EAD 753 The Elementary School Principal 3 hrs
EAD 780  Administration of Instructional Programs 3 hrs
EAD 781 Organizational Management 3 hrs
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancements 3 hrs

EAD 788 

or

SFR 780

Action Research in Educational Leadership  

or

Educational Research Methodology

3 hrs
EAD 759 Leadership Capstone 3 hrs
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3 hrs
EAD 784 Human Relations and Collaborative Processes  3 hrs
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3 hrs
EAD 772 Internship - Onsite -Part 1  1 hr
EAD 782 Internship - Onsite - Part 2 1 hrs
EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies 1 hr

EAD 745

 

ELE 710

Curriculum for Elem Principals

OR

Elementary School Curriculum

3 hrs
  Total 36 hrs

Middle School certification is included with K-8 principal certification.

Master in Science in Education, Educational Administration (Secondary)
Program Description

Persons completing this option should acquire the necessary competencies to gain initial certification to serve as a secondary principal in Missouri schools.  Even though a research component is required, emphasis is on the practical aspects of the secondary principalship.

Required Courses (All Educational Administration courses are taught Missouri State Direct, live interactive technology)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EAD 751    Foundations of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
EAD 752     The Secondary School Principal                  3 hrs
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs  3 hrs
EAD 781 Organizational Management  3 hrs
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancements 3 hrs

EAD 788

or

SFR 780

Action Research in Educational Leadership

or

Educational Research Methodology

3 hrs
EAD 759 Leadership Capstone                                     3 hrs
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs  3 hrs
EAD 784 Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3 hrs
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3 hrs
EAD 772 Internship - Onsite - Part 1 1 hr
EAD 782 Internship -Onsite - Part 2                                          1 hr
EAD 783     Internship-Related Agencies   1 hr

EAD 746

or 

SEC 701  

Curriculum for Secondary Principals

OR

Secondary School Curriculum           

3 hrs
  Total 36 hrs

Middle School certification is included with K-8 principal certification.

Internship 

The intern experience (EAD 782 and EAD 783) is an integral part of this major and should be planned for, with the advisor, in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience. A signed completed internship application is to be on file in the CLSE Department Office prior to enrolling in the class. Tb test and clearance through Family Registry is required prior to enrolling in EAD 782, EAD 783 and EAD 882.  Applications are available from CLSE and should be returned to CLSE.