The Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision is designed to develop instructional leaders who can use data for school improvement to enhance student learning. Students are prepared for practice by mastering knowledge, practicing skills and developing moral and ethical standards for leadership.
The ME in Educational Administration and Supervision is a 30 semester hour program. Students take courses in educational administration along with education courses selected with a faculty adviser based on the student's interests and goals. The program culminates with the completion of either a master's seminar aimed at producing a publishable manuscript, a research-based project, a thesis, or practicum experience depending on the student's interest. Coursework can be completed on campus or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
For students who wish to earn a license as building level administrator, this program includes coursework that will lead toward initial administrative license in grades PreK to 6, grades 4 to 8, or grades 5 to 12 for Ohio and, at the same time, meet the requirements for a Master of Education degree. Additional semester hours of course work are required for licensure.
Admission to the ME in Educational Administration and Supervision
In addition to admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the master's program requires the following:
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution
A well-written statement of purpose describing the student’s background and goals as well as the importance of the degree in achieving those goals
Three letters of recommendation regarding the prospective student's potential for doing master's level work from professionals such as an undergraduate major advisor, current employer, school principal or others who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate work in the desired program
The master's program has selective admissions and may admit a limited number of students. Thus, meeting all formal criteria does not guarantee admission.
What to Submit with Your Application
Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
Statement of purpose
Three letters of recommendation
Requirements for the ME in Educational Administration and Supervision
For the Master of Education degree, students must complete the following program requirements:
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate course work
An area of specialization in administration and supervision that includes EDAS 6000, 6010, 6020, 6110, 6150, 6230, and 6440, with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A supporting area with courses pre-approved by the faculty advisor
A thesis, project, research seminar, or practicum
In addition, no more than six semester hours of credit from any combination of workshops (5950), problems or special topics courses (5980 or 6980), and independent studies (5990 or 6990) may be included in the degree program.
All coursework and requirements of the master's degree must be taken within a six-year period immediately preceding the date the degree is awarded.
Plan of Study
A plan of study identifying the courses for the master's degree is required after 12 credit hours, generally at the end of the first semester of full-time study. The master's plan of study must include the following within the 30-semester hour minimum:
21 credits of specialization in administration and supervision
EDAS 6000, 6010, 6020, 6110, 6150, 6230, and 6440 are required
6 credits of a supporting area
3 credits of thesis, project, research seminar, or practicum
Licensure or endorsement requires documentation of teaching experience to fulfill the credential requirements as well as degree requirements. Students should consult their advisor for detailed information.
Prior to Applying for Ohio Administrator License
Two years of successful teaching experience for your licensure area
Acceptable scores on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Content Assessment for the licensure area
Guide for Developing a Plan of Study
Below is a guide for developing a Plan of Study for the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision. Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify specific courses to fulfill program requirements.
|Specialization in Administration and Supervision|
|Select the following:||21|
|The Individual In Organizations|
|Leadership in School Curriculum|
|Instructional Leadership and Supervision|
|Legal Aspects Of School Administration|
|The Administrative Experience|
|Community And Schools|
|Equity Issues In Educational Finance And Economics|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Methods I|
|Educational Testing And Grading|
|Understanding and Consuming Research|
|Qualitative Research I: Introduction And Basic Methods|
|Select 3 credits of educational psychology or theory and social foundations as approved by advisor||3|
|Master's Thesis, Project, or Research Seminar|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Integrated Experiences: Prac i (Required for Licensure)|
|Master's Seminar In Educational Administration And Supervision|
|Master's Project In Educational Administration|
|Master's Thesis In Educational Administration|
2.Develop a shared vision for learning in a school
3.Create a school culture that promotes student learning and professional growth
4. Demonstrate the ability to engage and collaborate with families and the community
5.Complete a teacher evaluation process
6.Analyze multiple forms of school data in order to lead school improvement efforts
7.Demonstrate knowledge of effective management strategies for school building operations
8.Demonstrate leadership theories and reflective practice in the decision making process
9.Demonstrate practices of integrity and ethical behavior that support the academic success for students