Counseling, Leadership,
and Special Education


Educational Administration Graduate Program

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Developing the leadership skills for excellence

Missouri State’s educational administration program prepares students like you for a new level of leadership. You can earn a Master of Science in Education leading to certification in either K-8 or 9-12 in the following emphasis areas:

In order to be eligible to earn this certification, you must have a valid elementary or secondary teaching certificate, and you must have completed at least two years of teaching in an elementary or secondary educational environment.

Why study educational administration at Missouri State University?

  • All classes are taught by doctoral faculty who have a vested interest in seeing students
  • The educational administration program offers an individualized curriculum, and our students work directly with departmental advisors to streamline coursework.
  • Classes are taught during the day, in the evening, online and through ITV for maximum flexibility, and cohorts are available in Joplin, Waynesville, West Plains and Springfield.
  • After successful completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA).