Master of Education in Educational Administration

Program Description
12 Months – 36 semester credits (Full-Time Option)

Goals of Graduate Education
MRU is committed to providing a high-quality graduate education to all students without regard to race or color, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, age, disability, national origin, creed, ancestry, or political affiliation. The goals of graduate education are to add competent prepared leaders to the educational community and have students actively engage in school improvement at the work locations, whether virtual or in person, in which they work. This allows the program to serve the broader need of school improvement not just when the student is hired as a leader but while they are studying to be leaders as well.

Program Description
12 Months – 36 semester credits (Full-Time Option) 
The Master of Education in Educational Administration program will prepare students to face the challenging, competitive and dynamic academic world in any career that requires the understanding of academic concepts and processes. Graduates will learn how to become a competent academic leader in a variety of academic settings with a broad understanding of academic finance, professional development, human resource management, organizational behavior and change, curriculum design and evaluation, and legal issues in education. Through advanced-level knowledge, graduates will become an effective academic leader and learn how to solve problems in the evolving academic environment. Graduates of the Educational Administration program will possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which will provide a competitive edge over graduates of baccalaureate education programs; and therefore, provide opportunity for career advancement beyond the capacity of the baccalaureate prepared graduate.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
At completion of the program, the graduate will possess the knowledge and skill to:

  1. Demonstrate that student learning is the top priority through leadership actions that build and support a learning organization focused on student success and by achieving results on the school’s student learning goals. (Florida Principal Leadership Standards, (FPLS) Domain 1 Standard 1, Domain 1 Standard 2)
  2. Work collaboratively to develop and implement an instructional framework that aligns curriculum and state standards, effective instructional practices, student learning needs and assessments by structuring and monitoring a school learning environment that improves learning for diverse student population. (FPLS Domain 2 Standard 3, Domain 2 Standard 5)
  3. Recruit, retain and develop an effective and diverse faculty and staff by cultivating, supporting, and developing other leaders within the organization. (FPLS Domain 2 Standard 4, Domain 3 Standard 7)
  4. Employ and monitor a decision-making process that is based on vision, mission and improvement priorities using facts and data. (FPLS Domain 3 Standard 6)
  5. Manage the organization, operations, and facilities in ways that maximize the use of resources to promote a safe, efficient, legal, and effective learning environment. (FPLS Domain 3 Standard 8)
  6. Practice two-way communications and use appropriate oral, written, and electronic communication and collaboration skills to accomplish school and system goals by building and maintaining relationships with students, faculty, parents, and community. (FPLS Domain 3 Standard 9)
  7. Demonstrate personal and professional behaviors consistent with quality practices in education and as a community leader. (FPLS Domain 4 Standard 10)

Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing consideration for admission to the Master of Education program must:

  1. Conferred Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  2. Proof of Graduation: College transcript of coursework from Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education

Credential Issued
Master of Education in Educational Administration

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite) and online.

Transfer Credits
No more than 9 credits can be transferred from another institution.

A Master of Education in Educational Administration will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  1. Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Student is current with financial obligations to the University
  3. Student has met with the Office of Career Services for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  4. Student has completed Exit Interview with the Office of Financial Aid
  5. Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Office of the Registrar at least 60 days before the last day of class

Students must adhere to all University policies and requirements including those involving the required use of electronic devices.

Master of Education in Educational Administration Degree Plan

EDU5030 Practicum I 3 135
EDU6080 Improving Instructional Performance 3 45
EDU6090 Developing and Empowering Educational Leaders 3 45
EDU5060 Developing Professional Capacity 3 45
Semester I Total: 12 270
EDU5040 Academic Culture 3 45
EDU5070 Practicum II 3 135
EDU5050 Continuous Improvement 3 45
EDU6100 Strategic Leadership and Human Resource Management 3 45
Semester II Total: 12 270
EDU5000 Educational Administration 3 45
EDU5020 Educational Finance 3 45
EDU5010 Educational Law 3 45
EDU6110 Practicum III 3 135
Semester III Total: 12 270
Program Totals: 36 810


Program Description Other Costs Estimated Explanation
MED Foreign Transcript Evaluation Variable Foreign Transcript Evaluation
MED Registration Fee $100.00 Registration Fee
MED Application Fee $100.00 Application Fee
MED Bring Your Own Device (BOD) App $99.00 Tablet Configuration
MED Background Check Level I $100.00 Includes NW Sex Offender Registry, NW Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Scan, Social Security Alert, and Residency History.
MED Copies of academic records – cost per page $1.00 Copies of academic records
MED Course Make Up Exam and Proctor Fee $40.00 Cost to make up a missed exam
MED Credit through standardized examination (Test Out) cost per exam $100.00 Test Out
MED Book Fee Variable For individual Book Fees see Appendix
MED Graduation Fee $150.00 Graduation Fee
MED Parking Fee (Per Term) $25.00 Cost to park in MRU parking
MED Student Badge ID $50.00 Student ID
MED Student Badge ID Replacement Fee $25.00 Replacement of lost or stolen ID
MED Student Services, Technology and Media Fee (Per Semester) $120.00 Cost for use of internet, WIFI, Online library periodicals, etc.
MED Transfer Credit Evaluation $120.00 Cost to Evaluate transcripts for Transfer Credits
MED Tuition Cost per Credit $431.00 Tuition Cost per Credits

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