Graduate Studies

Master of Education - Educational Administration

This program requires that the student be qualified for or hold a teaching certificate. The programs are intended to provide the student with advanced knowledge in curriculum, research, assessment, administration, supervision and counseling. It is the responsibility of the students from states other than Nebraska to check with their resident state on specific state required courss needed to obtain their state's administrative endorsement/certificate and to choose their elective courses to meet these state requirements.

Entrance requirements for the Masters of Education

Focus Area - Elementary/Secondary

Note: EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
Basic Core Total 12

Administrative Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
EDAD 629 Fundamentals of School Administration 3
EDAD 632 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDAD 633 School Administration and Leadership 3
EDAD 638 Personnel Administration 3
EDAD 639 Practicum / Internship 3
Electives: Approved by Advisor & Grad Committee 9-15
Total 36

An elementary-level administration endorsement assumes the candidate has completed a program in elementary teaching. If not, the candidate will be required to complete an additional nine (9) hours in improvement of instruction courses for elementary.

A secondary-level administration endorsement assumes the candidate has completed a program in secondary teaching. If not, the candidate will be required to complete an additional nine (9) hours in courses appropriate to a secondary endorsement.

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Focus Area - Education Administration Middle School

Note: EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
Basic Core Total 12

Administrative Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
EDAD 629 Fundamentals of School Administration 3
EDAD 632 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDAD 633 School Administration and Leadership 3
EDAD 638 Personnel Administration 3
EDAD 639 Practicum / Internship 3
Electives: Approved by Advisor & Grad Committee 9-15
Total 36

Note: A middle-level administration endorsement assumes the candidate has completed a program in middle school teaching. If not, the candidate will be required to complete an additional nine (9) hours in courses appropriate to a secondary endorsement.

Courses may be chosen from the following:

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 632 Improvement of Instruction in Health/Sci in Elem/MS 3
EDCI 634 Improvement of Instruction in Math in Elem/MS 3
EDCI 636 Improvement of Instruction in Soc Stud in Elem/MS 3
EDUC 533 The Middle School 3
READ 531 Improvement of Instruction in Reading 3

For all Educational Administration Candidates: If seeking Nebraska Principal Administrative certification, candidates must meet all State of Nebraska requirements for a teaching certificate, as well as a minimum of two (2) years full-time teaching experience. Another certification requirement is 250 clock-hours of internship / field-based experiences in either approved or accredited elementary, middle or secondary schools.

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Focus Area - Special Education Curriculum Coordinator P-12

Note: EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
Basic Core Total 9

Administrative Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
EDAD 629 Fundamentals of School Administration 3
EDAD 632 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDAD 633 School Administration and Leadership 3
EDAD 638 Personnel Administration 3
EDAD 639 Practicum / Internship 3
Administrative Requirements Total 15

Special Education Requirements

PLAN 1: IF CANDIDATE DOES NOT ALREADY HAVE A SPED MILD-MODERATE DISABILITIES ENDORSEMENT, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SPED COURSE PROGRAM:

Number Course Title Hours
SPED 531 Program Dev, Implementation, & Mgmt. 3
SPED 535 Assess Individuals w M/M Disabilities 3
SPED 536 Methods & Materials for M/M Disab. 3
SPED 539 Language & Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 630 Char of Behav & Emotion Disabilities 3
Special Education Total 15
Total 39

Special Education Requirements

PLAN 2: IF CANDIDATE DOES ALREADY HAVE A SPED MILD-MODERATE DISABILITIES ENDORSEMENT, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SPED COURSE PROGRAM:

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 638 School Law 3
EDAD 629 Fundamentals in School Administration 3
EDAD 631 Public Relations 3
SPED electives (to be selected from the list under Plan 1) 6
Special Education Total 15
Total 39
Notes

The program in Special Education Coordinator assumes that the candidate has completed an endorsement in special education and will thus incorporate Plan 2 into their Plan of Study. If the candidate does not hold a special education endorsement then Plan 1 will be the required plan and will be incorporated into their Plan of Study. Teaching experience is a prerequisite for certification.

Focus Area - Curriculum / Assessment Coordinator P-12

Note: EDCI 631, Research Design & Data Analysis, should be completed within the first 12 hours of a student's program of study.

Basic Core Courses

Number Course Title Hours
EDCI 631 Research Design & Data Analysis 3
EDCI 633 Educational Philosophy 3
EDCI 635 Curriculum Development 3
EDCI 638 School Law 3
Basic Core Total 12

Administrative Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
EDAD 629 Fundamentals of School Administration 3
EDAD 632 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDAD 633 School Administration and Leadership 3
EDAD 638 Personnel Administration 3
EDAD 639 Practicum / Internship 3
Administrative Total 15

Curriculum/Assessment Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
Curriculum/Assessment Total 9
EDUC 639 Advanced Methods of Perf Assessment 3
Electives: Approved by Advisor & Grad Committee 6
Total 36

*The EDAD programs of study meet or substantially move toward meeting the requirements for Nebraska Principal Administrative certification. If seeking certification, candidates must have met all State of Nebraska requirements for a teaching certificate, as well as a minimum of two years full time teaching experience. Two hundred fifty clock hours of experience(s) in approved or accredited elementary, middle, secondary, special education, activities director, or curriculum/assessment director practicum/internship is required for certification. To be certified in more than one focus area, the practicum/internship would be designed with at least 50% of the experiences focused in one of the two areas and 50% of the experiences focused on a second area (i.e., middle school, special education, activities director, or curriculum/assessment director).

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