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M.Ed. Educational Administration with Principal Endorsement

36 credit hours

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340 PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses

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Take the next step in your career and prepare to become a school administrator or principal with the online master's in educational administration program from Concordia University, Nebraska. Through our program, you will earn your administrative certification while learning from top-ranked academic professionals and educational practitioners. While you learn from instructors who are experts in the field, you can take advantage of the program’s flexible online format.

Our online educational administration degree meets Nebraska’s state requirements for certification as an elementary or secondary school principal. Depending on your teaching certificate, you can earn one of two administrative certificates after completing the 36-hour program: elementary administration (Pre-K–8) or secondary administration (7–12). You also have the option of completing the 45-hour dual (Pre-K-12) certification program.

Throughout the online educational administration degree program, you’ll explore the techniques and principles of school leadership and organization, as well as the various educational administration processes. As you complete a total of 250 practicum hours, you will acquire valuable hands-on experience in the field. You will also study key topics such as:

  • Ethics for school leadership
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • School resource management
  • Supervision of instruction
  • School law
  • School community relations
  • Special education supervision
  • Supervision of instruction
  • School improvement processes
  • Processes in elementary and secondary school administration

If you have already earned a Master of Education degree through Concordia Nebraska, you can earn your principal endorsement through the 36-hour online program.

Our online master’s in educational administration program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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Concordia NebraskaOnline Master’s in Educational Administration Program Distinction

In addition to coursework, the 250 hours required for field experience provides experience-based learning under the supervision of a local mentor. Students will experience opportunities to apply the concepts and theories in the program’s coursework to the school setting.

Concordia NebraskaOnline Master’s in Educational Administration Core Concepts

The online master's in educational administration from Concordia University, Nebraska prepares current teachers to advance their careers and become an elementary and/or secondary school principal.

Learning Outcomes 

Students will be introduced to the philosophy and practice of educational administration

Students will develop an understanding of the practices and principles of ethical school leadership to promote student success

Students will explore educational administration processes in administrative organization and the principal’s role in teaching, leadership and management

Program Goals


Explore school curriculum development and implementation


Employ techniques and principles of school organization, management and leadership


Study the duties and responsibilities of supervising instruction


Examine educational administration processes, including fiscal and political management


Establish an understanding of the ethics related to administering educational systems, as well as school law and its utilization


Apply the full range of school administrator performance, including effective communication, group processes, school improvement, community relations, evaluation and staff development

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Educational Administration Faculty

As experts in school administration, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

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