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Program Overview

M.S. in Educational Administration

Schools are complex organizations that require individuals with vision and effective management skills to create and maintain a successful culture of teaching and learning. Drexel's Master of Science in Educational Administration offers innovative training based on a framework of state and national leadership standards for elementary and secondary instructors and counselors to become school administrators.

Using 21st century learning tools, rigorous academic preparation, and invaluable internship experiences, the M.S. in Educational Administration offers an enduring model for successful school leadership in rural, city, and suburban settings.

While the program may be taken to earn a singular leadership credential, there are also two tracks available for consideration.

Award-Winning School Principal Certification Program

School Principal certification may be obtained while earning the M.S. in Educational Administration degree.

Initially developed in 2004, the program has raised the bar for an exciting new model based on collaborative practice that meets Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Standards and Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards. In the 2005 PDE accreditation review, the Principal program won two commendations for its 600-hour school internship field experience requirement and its Performance Portfolio requirement of 14 artifacts of leadership evidence on standards.

Supervisor of Special Education Certification

For teachers whose objective is to supervise special education, the M.S. in Educational Administration also offers a track to prepare students for the Pennsylvania Supervisor of Special Education certification.  Students learn to oversee and advocate for special education services in K-12 public or private schools, state and federal Departments of Education and other agencies that serve learners with exceptional needs.

The Supervisor of Special Education Certification may be taken in conjunction with the Principal Certification.