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Educational Administration and Supervision, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Online
The Educational Administration and Supervision (EDAS) program includes three graduate degree programs (master’s, specialist, and doctorate) and three graduate certificate programs (Building Level Administration and Supervision, Curriculum/Program Administration, and Superintendency). All of our programs are accredited and nationally recognized.
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The programs prepare students for leadership positions in schools, school districts, or state offices. In addition, students may prepare for Arkansas licensure as PK-12 principals, supervisors, or central office administrators. The programs include both classroom instruction and field experiences.

Graduate Degree Programs: Master of Education in Rural and Urban School Leadership

This fully online and accelerated program is 30 credit hours. Classes are structured in 8 week terms. It can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Programme Structure

Program of StudyProgram co-requisite:
  • SPED 4301 The Exceptional Learner (or equivalent)
Educational Administration and Supervision (27 credits):
  • EDAS 7301 Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Assessment for School Improvement
  • EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation
  • EDAS 7303 Educational Law and Ethics
  • EDAS 7304 Instructional Supervision and Evaluation for Academic Excellence
  • EDAS 7310 Data-Based Decision Making for School Improvement
  • EDAS 7312 Introduction to Comparative Leadership in Rural and Urban Schools
  • EDAS 7315 Leadership for Social Justice in Rural and Urban Schools
  • EDAS 7320 Leadership Coaching
  • EDAS 8313 Culturally Responsive School and Community Relations
Educational Foundation Courses (3 credits):Building Level Internship (3 credits)
  • EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A valid teaching license. (Arkansas or other state) or, if a candidate does not have a valid teaching license, he/she will provide written documentation by signing a statement that acknowledges his/her understanding that he/she is ineligible for state licensure for school administration without a valid teaching license.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

At least two years professional experience in K-12 settings. Candidates may accrue this experience while in the program. (Please note: Four years of experience is required to be eligible for administrative licensure.)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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