Degree Title and Name: Master of Education in Education Administration
Program Name and Number: Education Administration – ME6272
Department/Unit: Educational Studies
Delivery Mode: Hybrid via Athens Campus, Regional Campuses (including but not limited to Chillicothe, Southern, and Lancaster)
Term(s) of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer. Students entering the principal preparation program cohort enter during the Summer.
Program Overview: The master’s degree program in Educational Administration involves a minimum of 34 semester hours encompassing the study of the foundations of educational leadership, the nature of school organizations, human relations in educational organizations, and research methods and applications. Additional coursework, specialized study and field experiences are included to prepare the students for varied administrative roles; including: Principal and Teacher Leader (ND 8919).
Through a balanced approach of on-line and in-class instruction, all campus models include a blended format meeting face to face once each month and twice weekly during the academic year and twice weekly for 5-8 weeks each summer, while the remainder of the content is covered in an online format. The program offers course work and internships required for obtaining a master’s degree in educational administration and/or an Ohio principal’s license. Students may choose to pursue only the license or only the master’s degree or they can pursue both the degree and license. Students completing only the master’s degree typically complete the program in 1 year and 8 months; students following the standard program of study for master’s degree with principal licensure requirements complete the program in two years.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and practices of responsive leadership, the Educational Administration Program fosters a vision of humane, engaging, inviting schools and educational settings; including:
- Understanding of leadership theory and models of practice
- Understanding of organizational behavior and management principles
- Commitment to social justice and democratic principles to promote academic excellence, equity and a more knowledgeable citizenry
- Hands-on experience in an appropriate internship setting
- Understanding of effective change theory and adult learning principles
- Commitment to, and practice in, research and evidence-based practice and application
Opportunities for Graduates: The program is committed to preparing students to be agents of change in education and related fields such as government agencies, foundations, and private non-profit organizations. Program graduates typically assume positions as leaders of learning organizations, school principals, school superintendents, and other K-12 educational leaders, or they may continue to serve as teachers in K-12 settings. In addition, graduates who work in the public or private sector fill other leadership and/or administrative roles in those organizations. Other graduates enter doctoral programs in leadership and related fields.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/education/ed-studies/ed-admin-masters
Graduation Requirements: The following requirements must be satisfied to graduate:
34 semester hours are required for the basic master’s degree with additional coursework required for principal licensure. No thesis or comprehensive exam is required. If undergraduate grade averages are met, no entrance exam is required.
- Introductory courses: EDAD 6010, EDAD 6020
- Research requirement: EDRE 5010
- Foundations course: EDCS 5040 or equivalent
- Electives: vary based on concentration
- Capstone course: EDAD 6980
Principal Licensure requires a total of 52 semester hours in which a master’s degree in educational administration of 34 hours is embedded. For Principal Licensure two internships (EDAD 5910 and EDAD 5911) are required as well as completion of EDAD 6310, 6400, 6425, EDAD 6110, EDAD 6610, and EDAD 7820 to meet the 52-hour requirement.
Culminating Experience: There is no thesis or comprehensive exam, but the final course is a capstone project in which the student completes a portfolio and a written report on the data compiled in the portfolio.
- A 2.9 GPA in the undergraduate coursework of a bachelor’s degree, a 3.25 GPA in the last 90 hours of a bachelor’s degree or a 3.5 GPA in the coursework comprising a master’s degree.
- Undergraduate coursework taken after the obtainment of a bachelor’s degree cannot be included in the calculations.
- An applicant whose GPA is below the levels stated above, can be considered by taking and reporting the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- A 3- to 5-page autobiography including a listing of future goals.
- Three letters of recommendation.
International Students: This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.