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M.Ed. in Education Administration

The Master of Education in Educational Administration (Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program at Grand Canyon University is designed for experienced educators who are seeking certification and careers K-12 educational administration. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Educational Administration (IR) program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Educational Administration

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Education in Educational Administration (IR) program is designed for educators interested in K-12 education administration. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Educational Administration (IR) program is designed for students seeking certification. The program is regionally accredited and meets the standards of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). It is also an approved program of study by the state of Arizona. While enrolled in the program, students have the opportunity to study curriculum development, instructional leadership, and the challenges of public school finance. They may also learn about strategies for integrating technology into the educational setting, the federal and state laws governing school operation and conduct, and the challenges of school principals to recruit, train, develop, compensate, and evaluate quality staff while simultaneously managing and leading the educational institution. The program requires 100 hours of embedded field experience as well as a 16-week internship.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

40 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Educational Administration (IR):

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Educational Administration

  • EDA 534: Educational Administration Foundation and Framework (4 credits)
  • EDA 575: Educational Leadership in a Changing World (4 credits)
  • EDA 577: Data-Driven Decisions for School Improvement (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours embedded field experience/practicum
  • EDA 555: Legal Issues in Education (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours embedded field experience/practicum
  • EDA 535: Public School Finance (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours embedded field experience/practicum
  • EDA 551: Supervision and Instructional Leadership (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours embedded field experience/practicum
  • EDA 561: Curriculum Development for School Improvement (4 credits)
    • Requires 20 hours embedded field experience/practicum
  • EDA 585: The Principalship (4 credits)
    • Requires 20 hours embedded field experience/practicum

Internship

  • EDA 586A: Internship in Educational Administration I (4 credits)
  • EDA 586B: Internship in Educational Administration II (4 credits)
    • This is a two-part, supervised, clinical, 16-week internship: a total of 270 internship hours are required to be split between part I and part II

Arizona State Certification

The Arizona Department of Education requires all applicants for certification in the state of Arizona to take an American and Arizona history course, and six credits of Structured English Immersion (SEI). These courses meet those teacher certification requirements.

  • POS 301: Arizona/Federal Government (2 credits)
  • ESL 523N: SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations and Methodologies (3 credits)
    • Requires fingerprint clearance
  • ESL 533N: Advanced Methodologies of Structured English Immersion (3 credits)
    • Requires fingerprint clearance

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Educational Administration (IR) program are eligible to seek certification. Upon certification, graduates may pursue positions in public or private schools.

Some positions graduates could seek include:

  • School principal (public or private; elementary, middle, or secondary)
  • School superintendent (public or private; elementary, middle, or secondary)
  • School administrator (public or private; elementary, middle, or secondary)
  • University president (some schools may require additional education)

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