The blended Master of Education (MA Ed) in Educational Administration with an area of study in P-12 Administration program is designed for those seeking a school principal endorsement.
Students choose this program to:
- Develop a portfolio in order to verify they meet the standards for administrative certificate and to serve as the final examination for the degree.
- Learn from faculty who conduct and share leading research on authentic school leadership challenges.
- Participate in the authentic internship experience in their districts with support from a field-based mentor and a faculty mentor.
- Gain knowledge from leading authorities who share well-established expertise on topics such as instructional leadership, school culture and climate, grading and assessment, curriculum and other vital topics.
The program begins with two courses in the summer delivered in a blended (face to face and online) format. Students meet in Lincoln for two days in June, two days in July and culminate with students presenting research of an authentic problem of practice during Nebraska Administrator Days in Kearney. Attendance is mandatory during the summer. Students come together in the same format for the last course. Other courses in the program are offered online.
Note: After successful completion of this course of study, students will meet the requirements set forth by the Nebraska Department of Education and, upon successful completion of the PRAXIS II exam, may apply for administrative certification.
More about the Department of Educational Administration:
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 1913. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing individuals to serve and lead educational organizations in the challenges facing 21st-century teaching and learning. Distance education is an essential part of the academic programs of the department, with a majority of the classes now available online. The department is constantly working to improve its efforts, both in terms of the developmental needs of students and in the quality of their academic work.
Note: Students pursuing certifications or endorsements in states other than Nebraska must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.