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 courses needed to obtain their state's administrative endorsement/certificate and to choose their elective courses to meet these state requirements.

Beginning September 2015, students seeking certification for the Education Administration endorsement will be required to successfully complete the PRAXIS II content test prior to graduation.

Entrance requirements for the Masters of Education

Focus Area - Elementary/Secondary/PK-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
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 Supervisor PK-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 Requirements Total 15

Special Education Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
SPED 531 Program Development, Implementation, & Management 3
SPED 535 Assess Individuals w M/M Disabilities 3
SPED 536 Methods & Materials for M/M Disabilities. 3
SPED 539 Language & Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 630 Characteristics of Behavior & Emotional Disabilities 3
Special Education Total 15
Total 42

Note:

Teaching experience is a prerequisite for certification.

Focus Area - Curriculum / Assessment Supervisor PK-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 Performance 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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