Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision

Professor Iola R. Smith,
Chairperson
Jenkins 317, 443.885.3292

Assistant Dean Warren C. Hayman,
Graduate Coordinator
Jenkins 323, 443.885.3215

Objective
The Master of Science degree program in Educational Administration and Supervision is designed to prepare qualified individuals for positions as principals, assistant principals, and instructional supervisors in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Admission to Program
For unconditional admission applicant must have:

(1) earned a minimum undergraduate academic average of 3.0 overall and not less than 3.0 in the major area of study, or an earned master's degree with a minimum graduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale;
(2) possess an elementary or secondary school teacher's certificate;
(3) submit scores on the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination. (Scores must not be more than five years old from the date of application); and
(4) be currently employed as a principal, supervisor, assistant principal, or department head.
For conditional admission applicants must have:
(1) earned a minimum undergraduate academic average of 2.5 and not less than 2.5 in the major area of study;
(2) possess an elementary or secondary school teacher's certificate; and
(3) be currently employed as a principal, supervisor, assistant principal, or department head. All applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of teaching experience.

Persons who are not currently working in administrative or supervisory positions may be considered for the program by filing a letter of recommendation from an administrative or personnel officer who can attest to the applicant's teaching effectiveness and leadership potential. The letter should be addressed to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and submitted with other application materials. All applicants must be interviewed by the Graduate Program Coordinator.

General Requirements for Degree

  1. Thirty-nine (39) semester hours are required for the degree.
  2. Students must complete the core program before beginning their area of concentration.
  3. The practicum and the research seminar are required of all students and should be taken as the culminating experience in the program.
  4. All candidates for the degree must pass a written comprehensive examination. This examination can be taken only upon the completion of twenty-seven (27) credits in the program with a cumulative average of 3.0 and with no incomplete grades.
  5. All candidates for the degree must take the specialty area in "Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision" of the National Teachers Examination (NTE) in the final year of the program prior to receiving the degree.
Program of Study
1. Core Program(12 hours required)
The Core Program is designed to build humanist and generalist skills, basic research skills, an understanding of basic principles of learning and instruction, and an introduction to urban educational administration and supervision.
EDSR.504 Introduction to Educational Research 3
SFED.510 Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Urban Education 3
EDPS.554 Human Development, Learning and Instructional Systems 3
EDAD.555 Introduction to Urban Educational Administration and Supervision 3
2. Supervision and Curriculum (6 hours required)
This component develops skills in instructional supervision needed by both school-based administrators and supervisors.
EDSU.560 Supervision and Evaluation of Curriculum and Instruction 3
CUIN.562 Curriculum Theory and Development 3
3. Concentrations A. Principals(15 hours required)
This component focuses on the development of management, leadership, implementational, diagnostic, and evaluative skills for students aspiring to be principals.
EDAD.556 Legal Aspects of Educational Administration 3
EDAD.558 School and Community Relations and Political Influences in Urban Schools 3
GUCO.564 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Procedures in Educational Planning and Development 3
SPED.582 The Exceptional Child: Administration and Program Needs 3
EDAD.585 The Role of the Principal in the Urban Schools 3
B. Supervisors(15 hours required)
This component focuses on the development of management, leadership, supervisory, implementation, diagnostic, and evaluative skills for students aspiring to be supervisors.
EDAD.556 Legal Aspects of Educational Administration 3
EDSU.561 The Role of the Instructional Supervisor in the Urban School 3
GUCO.564 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Procedures in Educational
Planning and Development
3
EDSU.570 Advanced Procedures in Instructional Supervision and Curriculum Development 3
SPED.582 The Exceptional Child: Administration and Program Needs 3
4. Application and Synthesis (6 hours required)
This component is designed to provide practice in applying the knowledge and skills developed in the previously identified area of the program. Since these experiences draw upon and apply previous lessons, they should be taken as the culmination of the program.
EDAD.795 Research Seminar in Problems and Strategies in Urban School Administration and Supervision 3
EDAD.798 Practicum in Educational Administration and Supervision 3