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Educational Administration (M.Ed.) - Secondary Education Specialization

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Lead positive change for all learners

The M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work (or plan to work) in an administrative capacity. The department of Teaching, Learning, and Leaderships provides professional preparation for those who expect to become qualified administrators in schools where certification is required, and for other institutions, businesses, industries and service-orientated agencies where an administrative program is of value.

The secondary specialization in Educational Administration meets the requirements for endorsement as a principal in South Dakota. Those seeking to complete the requirements for the principalship will have very limited flexibility in the coursework taken.

The South Dakota State Board of Education requires that in order to be endorsed, individuals must have three years of verified teaching experience on a valid teaching certificate in a K-12 school, one year of which includes classroom experience or direct services to student.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Want to advance your career as an educational leader
  • Have an academic and professional background in education
  • Have a desire to make positive changes in education
  • Possess strong leadership and communication skills
  • Are self-motivated and work well independently

Career Opportunities

  • Principal
  • District Administrator
  • Education Specialist