Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

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 your background and goals as well as the importance of this degree in achieving those goals

  • One letter of recommendation regarding your 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 your ability to engage in graduate work in this degree 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

  • One letter of recommendation 

  • Resume

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.

Other Requirements

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
Supporting Area
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 advisor3
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
Total Hours30
  • PLO 1.Develop personal understandings of leadership as it pertains to self\\n
  • PLO 2.Develop a shared vision for learning in a school\\n
  • PLO 3.Create a school culture that promotes student learning and professional growth\\n
  • PLO 4. Demonstrate the ability to engage and collaborate with families and the community\\n
  • PLO 5.Complete a teacher evaluation process\\n
  • PLO 6.Analyze multiple forms of school data in order to lead school improvement efforts\\n
  • PLO 7.Demonstrate knowledge of effective management strategies for school building operations\\n
  • PLO 8.Demonstrate leadership theories and reflective practice in the decision making process\\n
  • PLO 9.Demonstrate practices of integrity and ethical behavior that support the academic success for students