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Online Master's in Educational Administration @ KU

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, the online Master’s in Educational Administration program challenges you to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers in your school and community.

The flexible program is ideal for experienced K-12 educators who want the skills and knowledge to transition to school leadership roles such as principals, assistant principals, department heads, learning or instructional coaches, or directors. As a successful leader, you can meet the challenges of administration and improve the education of your students.


Program Tracks

We offer two tracks for this program:

Master’s Building Leadership track: includes a required administrative internship for students who intend to acquire a license as a principal or other building leader, either immediately following the program or at some point in the future. The Building Leadership track also requires a final portfolio project developed and submitted during the Internship experience.

The Building Leadership track of this program is designed to prepare graduates to serve as principals or in other formal leadership roles. To hold such a role in certain states, qualified leaders may need a building leadership license. This program, which meets Kansas licensure standards, may qualify graduates to obtain a building leadership license in other states as well. This depends on the particular requirements of the state.

No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

Master’s Non-Licensure track: substitutes approved coursework for the internship requirement with the expectation that participants want to earn their master’s and gain knowledge about leadership, but are not pursuing a license. In addition, students will be required to satisfactorily complete a written comprehensive master’s exam during their final semester.

Applicants for the non-teaching or non-licensure track of this program should understand that because the program does not include any practica or internship, completion of the program is unlikely to qualify graduates to petition for teacher, principal, or other educational licensure in any state. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to pursue the program and track(s) appropriate to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

No program can guarantee licensure. It is each student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements in his or her state and to apply for the licenses or endorsements necessary to his or her career goals. Our department staff and Licensure Officer can provide individual support during the application process to help you understand your state’s requirements.

Important Dates

Aug
03
Application Deadline

August 3

Aug
20
Next Start

August 20

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  2. Retrieved on January 9, 2018, from usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-kansas-155317