Master of Arts in Education – Educational Administration

The Educational Administration Program at the master’s degree level prepares individuals to be elementary and/or secondary school principals. This program is designed to focus on the leadership role of administrators in providing the best educational climate for students and staff. Therefore, graduate students are trained in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be effective administrators according to the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) program recognition standards. 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.

As visionary leaders in educational settings, the graduate candidates have integrated in their Educational Administration Program the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success in communication, thinking skills, methodology, leadership, professionalism, assessment, and inclusive learning environments.

Student Learning Outcomes (Candidate Competencies)

Candidates for the Masters of Arts in Education (MAE) in Elementary, Secondary Administration, or other specialized administrative positions will provide leadership in the school setting.

Students graduating with the MAE in Educational Administration will be able to:

  1. Lead and organize the collaborative development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school or district vision of learning supported by the school community. (Communication, Thinking Skills, Inclusive Learning Environments)
  2. Lead and promote a positive school culture, providing an effective standards-based instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff based on identified needs. (Methodology, Professionalism, Assessment, Thinking Skills, Inclusive Learning Environments)
  3. Lead and promote the success of all students by managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. (Communication, Thinking Skills, Methodology, Professionalism)
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge, ability, and dispositions to promote the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. (Communication, Methodology, Inclusive Learning Environments)
  5. Demonstrate the skill, knowledge, and ability to promote the success of all students by acting fairly, with integrity, and in an ethical manner. (Inclusive Learning Environments, Communication, Professionalism)
  6. Demonstrate the skill, knowledge, and ability to respond to and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. (Professionalism, Thinking Skills, Inclusive Learning Environments)
  7. Demonstrate the ability to accept genuine responsibility for leading, facilitating, and making decisions typical of those made by educational leaders. (Communication, Thinking Skills, Methodology, Professionalism, Assessment, Inclusive Learning Environments)