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Contacts Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education Dr. Kim Finch, Master’s and Specialist Degrees Program Coordinator Phone: (417) 836-5192

Educational Administration Graduate Program

Missouri State Outreach Melissa Warren, Director of Interactive Video and Off-Campus Programs Phone: (417) 836-4126

Why choose educational administration at Missouri State? • Outstanding reputation. Missouri State University has trained more practicing educators in Missouri schools than any other university. • Lower tuition and fees. These are much lower than other “satellite” campus programs being offered by private institutions. • Rigorous curriculum preparing you for real-world experiences. • 92% of MSU first year principals and their supervisors believe they are well prepared to use effective tools such as problem-solving skills and knowledge of strategic, long range, and operational planning for continuous improvement. • 88% of MSU first year principals and 95% of their supervisors believe their training prepared them to involve parents, teachers, and students in developing, implementing, and monitoring guidelines and norms for accountable behavior with regard to comprehensive safety and security. • 92% of MSU first year principals along with 85% of their supervisors believe they can communicate effectively with key decision makers in the community and in broader political contexts to improve public understanding of federal, state, and local laws, policies, regulations, and statutory requirements. • Master’s and specialist programs available with various emphasis options to meet your career needs. • All classes taught by doctoral faculty, who are former practitioners, dedicated to helping you succeed. • Attend class from anywhere in the world saving travel, time, and money taking web conference courses offered through Missouri State Direct.

Graduate College Missouri State University Carrington Hall, Room 308 901 South National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: (417) 836-5331 • Toll-free: (866) 767-4723 Fax: (417) 836-6200

Influence parents and students when you assume a leadership role as a district and building level administrator, director of special education, or department head.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY taking web conference courses!

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/ Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

Degree Completion 0ptions

Specialist in Education Program (32 hours)

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Module 1 Enhancing Learning for Leaders EAD 858 School Personnel EAD 862 Superintendency EAD 882 Internship for Superintendency

Master of Science (Building Administration) Educational Specialist (Superintendency) Director of Special Education Doctorate of Educational Leadership (with University of Missouri)

Master of Science Educational Administration Program (36 hours) Module 1 Preparing for Leadership

Save travel, time, and money using web conferencing technology! Using web conferencing technology, made possible through Missouri State Direct, you may: • Take courses from anywhere in the world with internet accessibility at a specified class time. • Engage in conversations with your instructor and classmates, in real-time, receiving immediate response. • Receive the same high level of instruction from Missouri State faculty at a competitive per credit hour rate. • Connect, via the Internet, using your desktop, tablet, laptop, Android phone, iPhone or other device embedded with audio/video capabilities. • Engage in break out sessions with individual students or groups of students. • On campus attendance options are also available for many courses in Joplin, Lebanon, West Plains, and Springfield.


751 772 783 784

Foundations of Leadership Internship On-Site – Part 1 Internship – Related Agencies Human Relations & Collaborative Processes

Module 2 Responding to Leadership EAD 780 EAD 782 EAD 786

Administration of Instructional Programs Internship On-Site – Part II Supervision & Performance Enhancement

Module 3 Developing Instructional Leaders EAD 745/746 Curriculum for Elementary/Secondary Principals EAD 785 Legal & Ethical Contexts of Schooling

Module 2 Monitoring School/Community Culture in Politics and Law EAD 850 Politics of Education EAD 865 School Law EAD 883 Intership for Superintendency Module 3 Communicating to District Stakeholders with Research and Relationships EAD 864 Diversity & Community Relations EAD 867 School Plant Planning & Maintenance Module 4 Supporting District Leaders in Instruction & Community Needs EAD 866 School Finance EAD 895 Research in Administrative Practices Module 5 Developing Building & Financial Needs of School Districts EAD 860 Field Study EAD 863 Curriculum Design & Evaluation

Module 4 Monitoring and Assessing Classroom / Building Practices EAD 781 EAD 788

Organizational Management Action Research in Educational Leadership

Module 5 Developing Leadership Competencies EAD 752/753 The Elementary / Secondary Principalship EAD 759 Leadership Capstone EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs

Apply now The admissions process must be complete with both the Graduate College and the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education before getting started. To apply to the Graduate College: Visit for application information. A $35 application fee is required. To apply to the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education: See for complete requirements and admission application form.

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