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Curriculum

M.S. in Educational Administration

The M.S. 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

The following provides curriculum guidelines for the graduate degree program and the concentration in Special Education Leadership.  For additional curriculum requirements related to school principal certifications, please see School Principal Certifcations.

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

Master of Science in Educational Administration: Collaborative Leadership Curriculum—45 credits

The Master of Science in Educational Administration & Leadership (Principal Certifications Available) is available without Principal Certification. The 45 credit non-certification option is ideal for candidates without an initial teacher or counselor certification and substitutes the 6 credits of internship hours for 6 credits of master's electives in the School of Education.

(Principal Certification Available)

Code Name Credits
EDUC 702 School Leadership and Decision Making 3.0
EDUC 705 School Law and Politics 3.0
EDUC 708 Technological Integration with School Instruction & Management 3.0
EDUC 710 School Finance and Facilities 3.0
EDUC 712 School Community Relations & Partnerships 3.0
EDUC 714 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0
EDAM 500 Leading in Urban, Rural, Suburban School Settings 3.0
EDAM 502 Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship 3.0
EDAM 522 Evaluation and Assessment Competencies 3.0
EDAM 524 Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership 3.0
EDAM 526 Interpreting and Evaluating Research and Achievement Data 3.0
EDAM 528 Research Methodology for Action Research 3.0
EDAM 540
MS Elective
MS Elective
Action Research Project 3.0
3.0
3.0

Master of Science in Educational Administration: Special Education Leadership Concentration—46 credits

Code Name Credits
Core Master’s Courses  
EDAM 500 Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings 3.0
EDAM 502 Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship 3.0
EDAM 522 Evaluation & Assessment Competencies 3.0
EDAM 524 Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership 3.0
EDAM 526 Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data 3.0
EDAM 528 Research Methodology for Action Research 3.0
EDAM 540 Action Research Project 3.0
Core Certification Courses  
EDUC 708 Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management 3.0
EDUC 710 School Finance and Facilities 3.0
EDEX 710 School Law & Policy in Special Education 3.0
EDEX 712 Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education 3.0
EDEX 714 Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership 3.0
EDEX 716 Organization & Administration of Special Education 3.0
EDEX 721 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Special Education Leadership 1.0
EDEX 722 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Instructional Leadership 1.0
EDEX 723 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Collaboration & Personnel 1.0
EDEX 724 Supervisor of Special Education Internship: Finance & Management 1.0
3 credits MS elective 3.0
Total Credits 46.0