The online Master's in Educational Administration is designed to prepare individuals to be principled leaders of quality schools in a pluralistic, democratic society. This program is closely aligned to building-level school leadership preparation and professional standards, making it a great fit for those interested in serving a leadership or administrative capacity in PK-12 education. The degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis at both the elementary and secondary levels meets South Dakota requirements for the principalship endorsement.
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Students are required to complete Plan C from the Graduate Catalog, which involves taking a minimum of 35 credit hours of coursework in order to graduate. Coursework includes two semesters of internship, at both the elementary and secondary levels, as required for principal endorsement.
Course Work Format
The program can be completed fully online, so it is ideal for local as well as distance students and is flexible in accommodating working students' professional schedules and obligations.
Student Engagement and Support
The Teaching, Learning and Leadership Department has several assistantships for which students can apply.
Candidates completing the SDSU M.Ed. program in Educational Administration seeking a principal's endorsement are required to have at least three years of experience on a valid certificate in an accredited K-12 school, including at least one year of classroom teaching experience or direct services to students. Additionally, candidates from other states must meet current requirements for their home state to be licensed in that state as a principal.
Professional Licensure and Certification
Questions regarding Professional Licensure and Certification can also be directed to Continuing and Distance Education.
Dr. Alison Wilson
Teaching, Learning and Leadership