The online Master's in Educational Administration is designed to prepare individuals to be principled leaders of quality schools in a pluralistic, democratic society as well as for those who hold or seek leadership roles in other service-oriented fields. The degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis at both the elementary and secondary levels meets South Dakota requirements for the principalship endorsement.
Select from two specializations:
Your Passions, Your Career, Your Choice.
Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project. If a student elects to take only course work (Plan C), the student must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours in order to graduate. If the research option is chosen, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours including EDER 788 Research Problems (Plan B).
COURSE WORK FORMAT
The program can be completed through online courses on the SDSU campus while in Brookings or fully online by distance students.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
The Teaching, Learning and Leadership Department has several assistantships for which students can apply.
The Teaching, Learning and Leadership Department has several assistantships. Candidates completing the SDSU M.Ed. program in Educational Administration seeking a principal’s endorsement are required to hold a valid teaching certificate from South Dakota and meet licensure requirements. Additionally, candidates from other states must meet current requirements for their home state to be licensed in that state as a principal.
Questions regarding Professional Certification/Licensure can also be directed to Continuing and Distance Education here.