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M.S. in Educational Administration (AA1)

(as of 03/06/2008)

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the AA1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (0+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (3+ Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 30 credits. The detailed AA1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed AA1 Program of Study Form.

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill the 3 elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods

Specialization Courses   

Courses in K-12 Administration for a total of 18 credits:


Choose electives for a total of 6 credits.

Additional Requirements   
ED493 Master’s Research (Master’s Paper, Master's Thesis, Master’s Essay) (variable credits)


1. Students also interested in pursuing the Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership (UT1) should choose as their 6 credits of electives EDU442 - Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education + EDE446 - Introduction to Urban Education + ED440 - Urban Teaching & Leadership Seminar 1A + ED441 - Urban Teaching & Leadership Seminar 1B, and ED468 - Leadership in Urban Schools as one of their K-12 administration courses.

2. For students also pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools, any teaching methods course taken as part of a prior teaching certification can be transferred in to count as the "specialization course in teaching and learning".

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis