Innovative education... Engaged educators
New curriculum! New experiences New assessments! The Master of Education in Educational Administration/School Leadership is intended for educators interested in school leadership certification and Masters degree who don’t just want to be a leader--they want to be a change-agent. Fulfilling Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements for licensure, this innovative program is based on current research and best practices in leader development. It is designed to prepare highly effective administrators who engage in reflective practice, drive gains in student achievement and development, create equitable and efficacious school cultures, and utilize strategic planning to organize adults and continuously track progress toward goals. Participants are prepared to meet any challenge facing school leaders today.
Students admitted to the program become members of a cohort that begins study in the fall semester. Those who continuously enroll complete the degree in two years. This program consists of 36 credit hours and is rich in field experiences. Six visits to successful schools are scheduled during the first year. The second year of the program features a minimum of 300 hours of residency experience as a school leader. Principals in area schools and UMSL faculty members provide mentorship and coaching throughout the program. Residency assessments track progress toward the goal of becoming a highly effective leader.