at Southern Arkansas University
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About the Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision, M.Ed. and non-degree programs
The Master of Education degree in the Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision is a thirty (30) hour online program that meets the Arkansas requirements for licensure as a building-level administrator. It is incumbent upon students seeking licensure in other states to verify the licensure requirements in their state. Candidates must complete courses in the professional core and educational administration and supervision. The program consists of the following courses:
Professional Education Core Courses (3 Credit Hours)
- EDUC 6003 Educational Research
Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision Courses (27 Credit Hours)
- EDUC 6403 School Law
- EDAS 6013 School Community Relations
- EDAS 6023 Supervision of Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools
- EDAS 6033 Organizational Development, Evaluation, and Action Research
- EDAS 6093 The Principalship
- EDAS 6193 School Organization and Evaluation
- EDAS 6233 Leadership of Special Programs and Services
- EDUC 6873 Advanced Curriculum/Program Administrator Leadership Program
- EDAS 6223 Administrative Internship and Project
|Completion Time:||2 years *|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The mission of programs in EDAS are to prepare candidates for leadership positions at the local school, district, regional, state and national levels.
The program offers a master’s degree program in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision leading to licensure as a principal. Licensure programs are also offered for students holding a master’s degree who seek licensure as a principal curriculum program administrator, or superintendent. The curriculum places a strong emphasis of field practicum experiences, clinical experiences and internships. One (1) year of experience as a PK-12 teacher is required. Students must conference with the program advisor prior to admission and meet program admission requirements. View a list of courses.
Licensure Program Admissions
Applicants who currently hold a graduate degree and seek licensure as a principal, curriculum program administrator, superintendent must meet the same admission requirements as applicants for a master’s degree.
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision (EDAS)
- Principal Licensure Program (Non-Degree)
- Curriculum/Program Administrator Online Licensure Program (Non- Degree)
- Superintendent Licensure Program (Non-Degree)
- Candidates engage in scholarly research activities such as action research or program evaluation to solve authentic problems. Teachers seek advice of others and draw on education research and scholarship to improve their practice.
- Candidates model leadership and communication strategies that promote valuing diversity throughout the community. Teachers recognize individual differences in their students and adjust their practice accordingly.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
- Candidates employ technologies including communications, productivity and presentation applications to enhance their collaborations. Teachers regularly assess student progress.
- Candidates design and modify instruction and the learning environment based on assessment of student learning and behavior. Teachers command specialized knowledge of how to convey a subject to students.
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Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.
Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.
Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies