Southern Arkansas University

Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision
at Southern Arkansas University
An SAU M.Ed. is among the most affordable in the nation.

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Our programs are routinely recognized as the best value programs nationally. SAU offers out-of-state tuition waivers to students from Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas who chose to live in university housing or reside in a bordering Texas county or Louisiana parish.

About the Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision, M.Ed. and non-degree programs

Master of Education in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision

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





Counseling and Professional Studies / College of Education

Hours Required: 30
Categories: Graduate
Completion Time: 1.5 - 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 teaching experience 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, and/or superintendent must meet the same admission requirements as applicants for a master’s degree.



principal, education leadership, assistant principal, administrator, county, district, school district

Program Contact

Dr. Clinton Petty


What our alumni say

About SAU

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

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