Educational Administration

M.Ed.

Move from leading your classroom to leading an entire school with Concordia University, Nebraska’s Master of Education in Educational Administration.

Learn from top-ranked educational practitioners and academic professionals: what you study in class is directly relevant to your career path as you prepare for certification as an elementary or secondary school principal.

Concordia, Nebraska’s M.Ed. in Educational Administration program qualifies you for one level of administrative certification after completing the 36-hour program. Your teaching certificate determines the level of administrative certificate you earn – either elementary administration (K-8) or secondary administration (7-12). If your certificate is K-12, then we look at your teaching experience to determine the appropriate level. A 45 credit-hour Dual Certification M.Ed. program (elementary and secondary) is also available.

Educational Administration Program Goals

School curriculum development and implementation

Techniques and principles of school organization, management, and leadership

Duties and responsibilities of supervising instruction

Educational administration processes, including fiscal and political management

Ethics related to administering educational systems

School law and its utilization

The full range of school administrator performance, including effective communication, group processes, evaluation, and staff development

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The next start date for Educational Administration is Monday, Aug 29.

Educational Administration Courses

Educational Administration

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    EDUC 581 Introduction to School Administration
    3
    An introduction to philosophy and practice of school administration. With the help of a mentor from their building, students will begin to gain administrative experiences to fulfill their 250 hours of practicum work. Practicum procedures are explained in the initial class and are compiled throughout the entirety of the program. Practicum hours may vary from state to state so students need to check with their state department of education.
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    EDUC 594 Research Evaluation and Design
    3
    This course emphasizes the development of skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the evaluation of various forms of existing information, with emphasis on the ability to relate this information to personal professional practice.
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    EDUC 501 Contemporary Thought in Education
    3
    This course provides an examination of the theoretical and philosophical bases for contemporary educational patterns; and current educational issues. Interests of the participants will determine the areas of application to private and public education.
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    PSY 511 Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
    3
    A study of selected theories of learning and their implications for the classroom setting. Applications of psychological principles and research to instructional situations with an emphasis on those that involve a Christian setting.
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    EDUC 551 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
    3
    This course will begin with a review of major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. The focus of the course will include basic principles and practices in the curriculum planning and development cycle; aligning standards to curriculum; issues surrounding curriculum design and implementation, and the link between curriculum, instruction, and evaluation for an elementary, middle or secondary school. Theory will be linked to real-life problems utilizing a variety of active learning exercises.
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    EDUC 552 Processes in Elementary and Secondary School Administration
    3
    This course deals with processes in educational administration with emphasis on learning about administrative organization and the role of the principal in leadership, teaching, and management responsibilities in the elementary, middle or secondary school.
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    EDUC 610 School Resource Management
    3
    An examination of the principles of planning and administering school resources including fiscal, human and physical resources.
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    EDUC 554 Supervision of Instruction
    3
    The student will study modern theories of supervision of instruction; their purpose, methods, and participants. Special emphasis on the role that both teacher and administrator play in the process of supervision in an elementary, middle or secondary school.
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    EDUC 557 School Law
    3
    A survey of the principles and practices of school law and their effect on the administrator and classroom teacher. Topics will include education as a state function, separation of church and state, discipline and corporal punishment, tort liability, contracts, and educator protection against lawsuits.
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    EDUC 612 School Community Relations
    3
    An examination of how to manage the marketing and public relations functions of the school in order to facilitate open communication with all community partners.
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    SOC 565 Serving and Leading in Community and World
    3
    This course provides an in-depth examination of vocation, professional and organizational development and the ways educators, building on their personal beliefs and values, enact authentic service and leadership in a variety of contexts. Using the framework of evangelical Lutheran Christianity, participants explore, analyze and clarify, and apply vocation to their community and to the world.
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    EDUC 520 Literacy Assessment and Intervention
    3
    This course emphasizes the assessment and intervention process involving "striving" readers from diverse ability, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Special emphases include: identification of literacy difficulties, formal and informal assessment tools, evaluation, data analysis and appropriate intervention.
  • Total Credits 36
  • Total Courses 12
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • Concordia University, Nebraska’s Master of Education in Educational Administration degree program is a 36 credit-hour curriculum that meets State of Nebraska requirements for certification as an elementary or secondary principal, based on your teaching certificate.
  • In the State of Nebraska, a certification requires 36 or 45 graduate credit hours in an approved educational administration program. Thirty-six graduate credit hours are required if the principal certification is at the same level (elementary or secondary) as the teaching certificate. Those seeking a principal certification at a level different from their teaching certification, or those seeking dual administrative certifications must complete an additional nine hours, the 45-hour program.

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We provide you with options so you can earn your degree in the way that works best for you.

On Campus

$410 credit hour
  • Conveniently located five minutes from downtown Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Structured programs/class times—meet once per week
  • Enhance your experience through social interaction with peers
  • Comfortable, professional facilities in which to learn and study
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Hybrid

$410 credit hour
  • Face-to-face access to peers and instructors
  • Convenience of online courses with a flexible on-campus option
  • Variety of learning environments enhances your communication skills
  • Work independently and as part of a group
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Online

$697 credit hour
  • Control your schedule and pace with flexible class options
  • Self-paced—study when it is convenient for you
  • Your classroom is available from the comforts of your home
  • Learn from instructors with diverse backgrounds from around the world
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