Administration and Supervision
Marymount University’s Master of Education in Administration and Supervision is an online program designed to prepare students worldwide for school administration in Catholic schools, as well as public or private schools. Participants complete the course of study in a cohort, supporting each other and sharing experiences and insights. Courses are designed and sequenced to help participants grow in their spirituality and leadership abilities. This is especially beneficial for teachers whose schedules can make attending on-campus courses difficult.
The program begins with an intensive two-week, six-credit, summer residency at Marymount University allowing them also to take advantage of the history and culture of the Washington, DC, area. During the school year, participants complete additional credits through online coursework, connecting with their colleagues through online chats and collaborating on projects.
During the second summer, participants return for another two-week session and six credits of coursework. Then, during the following school year, they complete online coursework and prepare to engage in the culminating experience, a six-credit comprehensive project, internship, or thesis.
The program also provides the Catholic values and perspectives essential to fostering Catholic unity and identity within a school community. In addition to developing competencies in educational leadership, the program structure focuses on the Church's history, teaching, and moral perspectives while encouraging participants' own faith and spiritual growth.
The M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision is approved by the Virginia Department of Education for licensure with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision PK-12.
Students who seek the licensure endorsement Administration and Supervision PK-12 complete a 320-hour internship. Throughout the courses, students gather experience in some of the major areas of school administration. During the final semester, students work with their on-site advisor, usually a principal or superintendent of schools, to acquire a diversity of experiences that are aligned with national standards of leadership. Since our students have come from more than 30 states across the U.S. as well as Paris, France, each student arranges the internship experiences with local PK-12 schools and with the permission of the coordinator of the Administration and Supervision program. Students also create a portfolio of their work using specified guidelines.
The Administration and Supervision program is primarily designed to prepare graduates to serve as a PK-12 principal or assistant principal in a public, private, or Catholic school. There is special attention to the unique character of the Catholic school. Other graduates serve as directors of various aspects of the school administration, as well as directors of Religious Education and Athletic Directors. Many students come to Marymount’s program seeking the M.Ed. to complement their current role in school administration, while others are teachers identified with leadership abilities who are then qualified to serve in various school administrative areas.
- ED 581 Foundations of American Education for School Leadership
- ED 582 Building School-Community Relations
- ED 583 Administration in the Schools
- ED 584 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Educational Leadership
- ED 586 Current Issues in Education
- ED 587 School Law
- ED 588 Educational Leadership and Supervision
- ED 589 Fostering Moral and Ethical Development
- ED 591 School Finance and Development
- ED 592 Administrative Issues in Special Education
- ED 593 Project, Thesis, or Internship
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