Advanced Program For Principal Licensure
Offered By: College of Education
Earn Your Master’s in Educational Administration
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Educational Administration was created for those who are interested in pursuing a principal’s license and working in educational administration in the pre-K through 12 setting. Offered through the College of Education, this master's in educational administration degree helps you learn professional and ethical practices as seen through the lens of a Christian worldview.
In the master's degree in education administration online program, you participate in an internship along with practicum and field experiences. These opportunities provide you with the practical application of the program’s learning objectives and competencies. It is through this practical application that you become well prepared to pursue educational administration positions after graduating. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards form the foundation of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program of study.
To apply to this master's in educational administration degree program, you are required to provide documentation of two years of verified teaching experience.
Learn the Skills to Sustain Positive PK-12 Schools
Course subjects include administrative and leadership foundations, creating and sustaining positive school cultures, PK-12 legal issues, finance, curriculum development and professional development and empowerment of teachers. The practicum and internships provide practical application provide opportunities to observe and impact local schools and districts using leadership traits and theories to improve classrooms and beyond.
What You Will Learn
Gain Practical Internship Experience to Solidify your Skills
Course topics include:
- Developing people into leaders.
- Education law.
- Education finance.
- Shaping school culture.
- Strengthening curricular programs to promote school improvement.
- Developing professional capacity.
- Improving teacher performance and self-efficacy.
- Developing and empowering instructional leaders.
- Strategic leadership and management in principalship.
Prepare for a Career in Administration or Leadership
As a graduate of the master's degree in education administration online program, you will be well prepared for administrative and leadership positions within public, private and charter schools through a combination of leadership and modern education-related coursework and hands-on field experience.
Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 93% of students graduated on time (within 28 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $33,393.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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