Education Administration

Online Master of Science in Education

Make a Difference: Become an Effective Servant Leader!

Dare to step up to the challenge of using your God-given talents to make a difference! Never before has there been a greater need for leaders to serve as positive role models for the youth of the 21st century. Concordia University’s online education administration degree program will equip you to provide a vision for an exciting and engaging learning environment. Our experienced and talented instructors understand that effective school leaders can create a culture and climate that will facilitate enthusiastic, passionate, imaginative, and confident learners who are ready to face a world vastly different than the one we have known in the past. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Program Features and Benefits

  • Leads to Wisconsin Administrative Licensure.
  • Curriculum with a servant leadership focus.
  • Job placement success for graduates.
  • Highly experienced and effective instructors in their field.
  • Individualized coaching – Instructors mentor students on a regular basis.
  • Flexible online options include collaborative and cohort based online learning.

Education Administration

21 Required Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionCredits
EDG 831Principles of Educational AdministrationPrinciples 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.3
EDG 927Portfolio IPortfolio 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.0
EDG 815Educational ResearchEducational Research 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.3
EDG 835Legal Issues in American EducationLegal 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.3
EDG 836Educational Governance & AdministrationThis 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.3
EDG 928Portfolio IITaken 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.0
EDG 839Practicum in Educational AdministrationTaken 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.3
EDG 929Portfolio IIIPortfolio 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.0
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EDG 841School Business AdministrationThis 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.3
EDG 811Servant LeadershipServant Leadership prepares educators, administrators, and other leaders for service to Christ and their communities by helping learners to develop strategies for effective servant leadership within their current and future vocations. This course will focus on the methods of leadership modeled by Christ in His ministry, and students will have the opportunity to reflect on and plan for their own growth and transformation as servant leaders within their churches, schools, and/or communities.3
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EDG 890Thesis CompletionThis course 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.3
EDG 895Graduate Capstone ProjectThis course 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.3

Principal (WI License #51)

12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionCredits
EDG 807Curriculum DevelopmentCurriculum Development 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.3
EDG 833Leadership for ChangeLeadership 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.3
EDG 837Supervision of InstructionSupervision 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.3
EDG 845The PrincipalshipThe 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.3

Director of Instruction - WI License #10

15 Credit Add-On

Course NumberCourse TitleDescriptionCredits
COUN 884Human DevelopmentHuman Development offers students an opportunity to explore issues in the stages of human development over the life span. Various issues related to human development in the biological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual spheres will be discussed. Further, students will also become more familiar with the major psychological theories pertaining to human development.3
COUN 887Tests & MeasurementTests & Measurement provides the student with an understanding of test analysis and design . Special emphasis is placed on evaluating the validity and reliability of commercially available tests and self created test instruments.3
EDG 807Curriculum DevelopmentCurriculum Development 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.3
EDG 833Leadership for ChangeLeadership 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.3
EDG 837Supervision of InstructionSupervision 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.3