Students desiring to pursue career goals in school administration must have a Master’s degree in elementary or secondary administration or the equivalent.
Program Objectives• Develop school leaders for a global society
• Provide a comprehensive exploration of urban school issues and resolutions
• Prepare students to conduct rigorous research and critically analyze existing research on school leadership
• Prepare students to assist in the development and implementation of local, state, and federal school policies
School administration graduates are prepared to work in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, non-profits, and with federal and state departments of education. Examples of career opportunities include:
• College or university faculty
• School district superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, directors of research, curriculum supervisors, directors of special education
• Developers of charter schools
• Professional positions with the Ohio Department of Education, charitable foundations and with the U.S. Department of Education
Admission Term: Applications for admission are processed for Fall semester only
Application Deadline: First Monday in February
Prerequisites: Master's Degree.
GRE Requirement: Required.
Letters of Recommendation: Required and a statement of purpose along with the resume.
Degree Completion Requirements
The School Administration specialization requires as a prerequisite a master’s degree in administration and leads to a state license for various administrative positions
REQUIRED (8 CREDITS)
• ADM 831 - Implementing Public Policy in Schools & Universities
• ADM 889 - Advanced Seminar in Administration
AT LEAST 12 ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS SELECTED FROM COURSES SUCH AS:
• ALD 606 – Modern Higher Education in Changing Society
• ALD 645 – Organizational Learning & Change
• ADM 642 – Human Resources & Community Engagement
• ADM 643 – School Financial & Facilities Management
• ADM 652 – School Business Management & School Facilities
• ADM 674 – Special Education Law
• ADM 676 – Clinical Supervision and Professional Development
• ADM 677 – Legal and Policy Issues in Education
• ADM 811 – The School Superintendency