A single teacher can have an impact on the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of students over the course of their career, one classroom at a time. But that impact multiplies exponentially across an entire school when a teacher steps into an administrative or leadership role. Enacting change on this broader scale takes wisdom, inspiration and hard work—and a set of professional skills that build on existing classroom experience. As an administrative leader, you have the potential to truly make a difference in the lives not just of students but also the teachers who look to you for guidance. These essential roles are also in high demand; the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of PK–12 principals will grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Put theory into practice and bridge the space between pedagogy and leadership.
To be an effective leader in education, you need to understand not only pedagogy, but policy development and the political, economic and social forces that influence administrative decisions across the field of education. KU's renowned faculty brings its diverse experience and expert knowledge to each of your classes throughout this program to prepare you with the theoretical and practical understanding you’ll need in your leadership career. Plus, as a student in KU's online educational administration program, you'll also have access to a unique tool to help you explore leadership in a number of different educational settings. Jayhawkville is a comprehensive, interactive virtual school district comprised of more than 30 simulated schools spanning suburban, urban and rural communities, complete with educators and students representing diverse real-world populations and experiences.
In this Educational Administration program from the University of Kansas, you'll take a top-down approach that encourages you to look at broader issues beyond the scope of a single classroom, at the school. You'll examine the different staff specialists who will compose your team and explore a variety of effective methods to support educators, staff members and students. Ultimately, you'll graduate ready to overcome any challenge you may face as an educational leader.
AccreditationNationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.
- Data-driven Leadership
- Understanding Research in Education
- Education in American Society
- Human Resource Management
- Staff Evaluation and Development
- Instructional Strategies and Models
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEducation Public Administration View 244 other Masters in Public Administration in United States
- Completed online application form
- Official transcripts of completed degree(s) from accredited universities*
- Application fee
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
- Personal statement showing a clear understanding of how the degree will fit into the applicant’s career plans
- Letters of recommendation from qualified individuals1 from an immediate supervisor
- 2 from someone in a leadership position, such as a principal, grade level chair or instructional coach
- Current resume or CV
- Proof of English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking applicants)
International18473 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
National18473 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State8002 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.