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Educational Administration, M Ed Area of Study in P-12 Administration

Master of Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Blended
  • Total Credits
    36
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $346.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $700.00

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Get the same diploma as on campus students

This program, with a focus in P-12 leadership, is for individuals seeking a school principal endorsement. This program is designed for students seeking administrative endorsement as an elementary (P-8) or secondary (7-12) principal. Courses integrate School Leaders Licensure Standards to enable students to develop the principles, processes, and practical skills necessary for building-level administration and leadership.

Credits from other accredited institutions can sometimes often be easily transferred to complete the program. If you already have a master’s degree, a teaching certificate, and two years of teaching experience,  you may elect to enroll in just the principal endorsement.

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (a merger of TEAC and NCATE).
Shavonna Holman, EdD
Assistant Professor of Practice

Prior to higher education, Shavonna Holman spent more than 10 years in the public education sector serving both as an elementary teacher and elementary principal in diverse, urban settings. 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.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Degree must be from an accredited institution

  2. 2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. A license/certificate required

    A teaching certificate

  4. Previous work experience

    At least 2 years teaching experience

  5. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  6. 3 letters of recommendation

  7. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: If you reside in state(s) KY, please contact a program adviser before applying.

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

Summer Sessions
April 1

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. 

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EDAD 800Foundations of Research & Methods of Inquiry in Educational Administration3

Course Number: EDAD 800

A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.

EDAD 811Practicum3

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.

EDAD 830Administrative Theory3

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.

EDAD 833Educational Finance3

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.

EDAD 837Education Law1-4

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.

EDAD 851Faculty and Staff Appraisal3

Course Number: EDAD 851

Faculty and support staff in P-12 schools: appraisal, professional learning communities, high standards/high performance and accountability.

EDAD 852School Culture and Student Behavior3

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.

EDAD 903Community Relations3

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.

EDAD 948Instructional Leadership: Emerging Trends and Practices3

Course Number: EDAD 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.

EDAD 981Introduction to Research3

Course Number: EDAD 981

A written report is required. Investigation and analysis of current problems in education administration and supervision.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $346.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $398.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1038.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $1194.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $700.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $752.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $2100.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $2256.75

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