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MS in Educational Administration

The MS in Educational Administration was created using a framework of national standards to train individuals with elementary and secondary teaching experience to become transformational school leaders for a new generation.

Graduates learn a proven skill set that can be applied to the following six standards:

  • Identifying a personal school vision
  • Establishing a school culture based on learning
  • Managing finances, facilities, and resources
  • Collaborating and communicating with the school, parents and community
  • Operating with integrity and fairness in an equitable manner
  • Functioning as a student advocate within political, legal, social, economic and cultural contexts

For additional curriculum requirements related to school principal certifications, please see the School Principal Certification page.

For course descriptions, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Field Experiences

Drexel’s MS in Educational Administration is grounded in the concept of “learning by doing.” As future school leaders, students learn and work in a school setting during a year-long intensive internship under the guidance of a mentoring principal/administrator.

To gain real-world experience in the duties of a school administrator, students pursue activities such as facilitating workshops for teachers, working with parents and community, observing in principal meetings, attending school board meetings, working on new curriculum or program initiatives and directing school-wide activities.

In the internship phase, the student works with a state-certified school principal or an assistant principal in their school district. The student accumulates 15 hours each week for a total of 600 hours over four terms.