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 educational administration 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.
100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date
Monday, Mar 2
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An online master’s in educational administration allows you to pursue a school administrator, principal or other school leadership position. You can also become an educational consultant, instructional coordinator, curriculum supervisor, assessment director, department chair or other school leader. The opportunities are almost endless with an educational administration degree.
This program requires a total of 250 practicum hours, which are completed throughout the entire program.
Educational administration may be the right career path for you if you like discovering new ways to enhance the educational experience for students. This career path is ideal if you are a leader and excel in effective decision-making and problem-solving.
Concordia NebraskaEducational 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 NebraskaEducational 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.
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
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