The program is designed to provide administrative certification and a Master of Education degree (MEd). The states have different testing requirements; one needs to check with the program coordinator as to the process required for state certification. Students must possess a valid teacher certification and have three years of teaching experience when applying for the certificate.
The capstone experience for the M.Ed. in Educational Administration consists of passing a written examination. The oral component consists of the presentation of the student’s idea for a “calling card” event. The student’s “calling card” is a proposed program or process that they intend to introduce to the school where they are currently working or will do their internship. The “calling card” event presentation will be evaluated by a faculty member/committee. Students during the internship must take the state examination for principal as part of EDAD 6349. The M.Ed. is awarded by completing 36 hours of the program and the capstone experience. EDAD 5337 is a capstone course to be taken the term preceding EDAD 6349. The internship is at the end of the program.