Master of Science in Education – Education Administration

Online Education Degree

 

Overview:

The online graduate-level administrative degree is for teachers and current administrators who want to develop their organizational and leadership abilities. Our collaborative online classrooms prepare you with necessary administrative skills, such as human resource management, teacher evaluation, and even public relations. Courses are led by highly regarded and experienced instructors who understand that a culture of enthusiasm and imagination in school is essential to a proper education. Join us in an exciting journey to bring a brighter future to our schools.

The administrative concentration in the Master of Science in Education provides the opportunity to receive a Wisconsin State Administrative license through the Department of Public Instruction.

  • Have the option to complete either a thesis or graduate seminar project
  • Upon graduation you are prepared for the Wisconsin K-12 Principal license #51
  • Upon graduation you are prepared for the Wisconsin Director of Instruction license #10
  • Applicants desiring a principal’s license for another state should consult with their state’s licensing requirements and contact our admissions representatives for accurate information.
Area of Study Education
Next Start Date Varies
Credits
33 - 39
Cost/Credit
$548
Total Cost
$18,084 - $21,372
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Goals / Objectives

  • Experience in organizing and administrating a school program
  • Ability to design, implement, and evaluate a formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research
  • Understanding of the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions
  • General knowledge of school systems, emphasizing the legal, political, and social forces affecting local schools
  • Theoretical and practical background in school business administration in both public and private schools
  • Insight into factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum
  • Ability to recognize and predict the sources, processes, and outcomes of change in the educational field, and the implications of dealing with that change
  • Knowledge of instructional supervision, with an emphasis on the human perspectives of supervisory behavior

Career Outlook

  • Principal
  • Director of Instruction
  • Director of Community Education
  • Business Manager
  • School Superintendent
  • Curriculum Coordinator

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Education Administration

Principal (Wisconsin #51 License) - 33 Credits

Principles of Educational Administration (EDG 531/831) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Principles of Educational Administration is a foundations course in educational administration and organization. Major topics include principles, concepts and issues in administration, organizing for education and administering the school program. Case studies will be emphasized.
Portfolio I (EDG 921)

Course Description

Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.
Leadership for Change (EDG 833) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Leadership for Change explores the process of change in the world of education. The course provides an overview of the sources, processes, and outcomes of change and the implications for dealing with change. The role of governments, teacher and administrator preparation, and professional development and the future of educational change are also reviewed.
School Business Administration (EDG 841) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides a theoretical and practical background in school business administration for teachers, principals, and others pursuing careers in both the public and private schools in Wisconsin. The course develops a rationale for the function of school business administration and describes the concepts and practices that implement that function.
Educational Governance & Administration (EDG 836) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies the organizational structure and administrative relationships in school systems. The course presents an overview of the school system, emphasizing the legal, political and social forces affecting local school systems.
Supervision of Instruction (EDG 837) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Supervision of Instruction provides the student with orientation to the field of instructional supervision. The course focuses on the nature of instructional supervision with an emphasis on the human perspectives of supervisory behavior.
Legal Issues in American Education (EDG 835) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Legal Issues in American Education addresses the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions. Court decisions affecting curriculum, instruction, administration, and student and teacher rights are emphasized. The law as it relates to education is presented within the context of the Christian moral and ethical behavior of students, teachers, and administrators.
Curriculum Leadership (EDG 507/EDG 807) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Curriculum Leadership considers the factors that influence design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development.
Portfolio II (EDG 922)

Course Description

Taken before practicum, Portfolio II is the second step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert one artifact for each standard into their portfolio.
Practicum in Educational Administration (EDG 839) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Taken as one of the last two courses, this course provides opportunities for aspiring or practicing administrators to relate educational administrative theory to the applied administrative profession at the elementary, middle or secondary level. Students are required to complete a practicum experience within the school setting under the supervision of the practicum instructor from Concordia University and a licensed administrator in the school district. The practicum experience is designed by the university instructor and the student in cooperation with the school administrator.
The Principalship (EDG 845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Principalship focuses on the nature of instructional leadership and the role of the principal. The course will provide the student an orientation to the responsibilities and tasks of the principal.
Educational Research Methods (EDG 515/815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Educational Research Methods examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project.
Portfolio III (EDG 923)

Course Description

Portfolio III is the third step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students insert at least two and no more than three additional artifacts for each standard into their portfolio.

Select one of the following.

Thesis Completion Seminar (EDG 890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Thesis Completion Seminar provides an advisory structure for writing the master’s thesis for the degree. The seminar is normally taken near the end of the coursework for the degree. The student defends the thesis at the end of the course.
Graduate Project Seminar (EDG 895) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Graduate Project Seminar provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in school administration, curriculum, planning, organizing and evaluating. The seminar focuses on student projects and problems related his or her professional development.

Director of Instruction (Wisconsin License #10) - 39 Credits

Improving the Teaching of Reading (EDG 552/852) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Improving the Teaching of Reading concentrates on the methodologies in reading instruction and the role of the reading teacher in education.
Assessment for Learning (EDG 699/887) - Credits: 3
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