Educational Administration and Supervision MEd
Earn your online Education Administration and Supervision degree from Southern Miss!
Total Hours: 34
Cost per Credit Hour:
1. Statement of Purpose 2. CV/Resume
We invite you to explore this opportunity to become part of the fully online program in Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Administration and Supervision. Our online Education Administration and Supervision degree graduates enjoy positions of leadership in elementary and secondary schools throughout the world. This affordable, convenient online degree in the area of education administration is designed to offer you a quality education while enabling you to maintain the increasingly complex schedules of today’s professional educators.
Founded nearly 100 years ago as a teacher’s college, The University of Southern Mississippi continues its tradition of excellence by offering an attractive, fully online master’s program for teachers who find it difficult to attend traditional face-to-face classes. Fully accredited through the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the four-semester online Educational Administration program maintains the integrity and rigor of an on-campus academic program, while unleashing the creativity that emerging technologies can afford. Seeking to involve technologies within a context of collaboration and communication, faculty members are dedicated to the futuristic pursuit of educational excellence, while striving to expand our traditional classrooms.
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The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.
The Graduate School will be authorizing standardized test waivers to applicants to the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms.
Degree Requirements (34 hours)
The M.Ed. program requires a minimum of 34-credit hours and is designed with a spiraling curriculum in which concepts introduced at one level are built upon and expanded at the next. Students also complete internship experiences during the last three semesters of the program at two or more sites.
Foundations of School Leadership
Leading Diverse School Populations
Practitioner as P-12 Researcher
Intro to Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness
Intro to Instructional Leadership
Advanced Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness
Advanced Instructional Leadership
Administrative Internship (1-12 hrs.)
Socio-Political Issues and Educational Leadership
Please note that the above information is meant to be a guide and is not official. For further information regarding courses for this degree, see the University Bulletin. Please be aware that not all course choices listed in the University Bulletin are available online. However, sufficient online options are available to complete this degree.
Frequently Asked Questions
Licensure requirements and approval are determined by each state’s licensing board. For general information about professional licensure, please review the Online Programs & Professional Licensure Page. If you have professional licensing questions regarding licensure relative to one of our online programs, please read our Professional Licensure Disclosure and then fill out the Professional Licensure Inquiry Form. If you have other questions regarding licensure, please email professional licensure.
Additional course fees for the online education administration and supervision degree may apply. Fees range between $20 – $60.
No, online students pay resident tuition. For information about pricing, click here.
Yes, teaching experience is required in order to be considered for the online education administration and supervision degree program; 2-3 years preferred.
Yes, you must take the GRE for the online education administration and supervision degree. However, the GRE is not the sole criterion for admission. We evaluate candidates on GRE, GPA, portfolio, interview, writing sample, and letters of recommendation.
The priority deadline for the online education administration and supervision degree is May 31st
The online education administration and supervision degree program is 34 credit hours completed in four semesters.
The priority deadline to apply is May 31st. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the cohort has been filled.
The online education administration and supervision degree takes four semesters to complete.
The online education administration and supervision degree program prepares students to become principals; however, you must check with your state’s department of education licensure office for specific requirements for administrative licensure.
Official transcripts, GRE scores, and immunization records are sent directly to the Graduate School.
There may be partial endowment scholarships available once applicants are accepted to the program. Once these scholarships are available an email will be sent to all students within the program inviting them to apply for those scholarships in which they meet the qualifications for.
Transfer credit will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Other classes that aren’t listed may count towards your online education administration and supervision degree once your transcript has been evaluated and posted.
The prospective student must complete the Graduate School admission application online and pay the application fee at http://apps.usm.edu/graduate-school/grad-school-apps/.
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In addition to the requirements detailed in Admission Requirements and Procedures, applicants must meet the following requirements and submit the following documents:
- Official GRE scores or other acceptable standardized graduate-level exam scores
- Statement of Purpose – In a letter or essay format, describe your professional experiences and goals and how obtaining this degree will help you to realize those goals.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Copy of current educator license (with at least three years of teaching experience)
This program admits new students each fall. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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