General Nature of the Program
The master of arts degree in educational administration, accredited by the National Council for Certification of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is designed to provide entry-level preparation for students planning careers in school administration.
The course of study includes a sequence of basic and advanced studies and other applied learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to develop understanding and skills through seminar courses, individual study, and the practice of inquiry in addition to study in required courses. The program is designed to support a focus on professional effectiveness and to foster research, evaluation and assessment activities for students. Instruction and mentored practical experiences will make frequent use of and reference to evaluation and assessment of student performance.