Completion of the master's degree enables students to be certified as a school administrator in the following fields:
Dr. Holman has been an assistant professor of educational administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2013. Prior to higher education, she spent more than 10 years in the public education sector serving both as an elementary teacher and elementary principal in diverse, urban settings. Dr. Holman’s current outreach work includes involvement with AdvancED as well as a collaborative research effort with the Nebraska Department of Education Title I Office and Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools.
Degree must be from an accredited institution
A teaching certificate
At least 2 years teaching experience
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Students complete six credit hours during their first summer (EDAD 800 and 948), meeting on-campus for two days in June and again for two days in July. Students also attend Nebraska Administrators Days to present their culminating projects.
|Foundation of Research & Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration||3|
Course Number: EDAD 800
A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.
Course Number: EDAD 811
Prereq: Permission May be repeated for credit. Rating and supervision of teachers; principles and procedures in the development of school policies; selection and promotion of teachers; courses of study and professional ethics.
Course Number: EDAD 830
Introduction to classic and contemporary administrative theory as applied to educational organizations. The theoretical nature of the course content is relevant to those with an interest in a broad variety of educational institutions. General organizational theory, organizational models, historical schools of administrative theory, authority, power, motivation, and leadership. Frequently students are involved in studying problems of practice as a means of testing theory.
Course Number: EDAD 833
Critical analysis of the political and economic elements impacting K-12 school finance. Content and activities address both building and district level concerns with an emphasis on principles, programs, and trends in school finance.
Course Number: EDAD 837
Evolution, principles, and practice of education law in relation to local, state, and national units of organization. Education law of Nebraska.
|Faculty and Staff Appraisal||3|
Course Number: EDAD 851
Faculty and support staff in P-12 schools: appraisal, professional learning communities, high standards/high performance and accountability.
|School Culture and Student Behavior||3|
Course Number: EDAD 852
School culture and student behavior in P-12 schools. Personalized teaching and learning environments that address student diversity, needs and interests.
Course Number: EDAD 903
Principles of community relations and public relations; development of school and community understanding; collaboration of educators and community agents and agencies; communication tools and evaluation.
|Supervising Special Education||3|
Course Number: EDAD/SPED 856
For principals or other administrators who have special education programs in their buildings. Overview of disabilities, related law, special education programs, personnel issues, etc., and instructional methods and administrative support for effective integration of disabled students into regular programs.
Course Number: TEAC 801
The relationship between curriculum theory and/or research to educational practices.
|Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices||3|
Course Number: TEAC 948
(EDAD 948) Changing roles for persons engaged in instructional and curricular leadership in educational institutions. Literature on staff development, assessment and evaluation, and effective schools serve as the basis for studying and applying this information to a variety of educational settings. Issues such as teacher empowerment and site-based management, along with cooperative learning provide the focus of the activities.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.