Elementary Principal

Our elementary principal specialist program requires 61 credit hours. The program serves as one of the conditions for advanced certification in the state of Missouri. Practical aspects of the principalship are emphasized, and a research component is required. To apply to this program click on this link -> How to Apply

For program requirements click -> Program Requirements

The following 30 hours of coursework are required for completion:

Required 700-level courses  30 hrs (Add Educational Administration courses are taught Missouri State Direct, live interactive technology)

Course
Code
Course TitleCredit
Hours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
EAD 753 The Elementary School Principal 3 hrs
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3 hrs
EAD 781 Organizational Management  3 hrs
EAD 772 Internship- On Site - Part 1 1 hr
EAD 782 Internship-On Site - Part 2   1 hr
EAD 783 Internship-Related Agencies 1 hrs
EAD 784 Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes       3 hrs
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3 hrs
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancements 3 hrs
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3 hrs

EAD 745  

   

ELE 710

Curriculum for Elementary Principals

OR

Elementary School Curriculum

3 hrs

Advanced Level Courses (hours must include the following 2 courses and Advisor-approval for remaining 12 hours)  18 hrs

Course
Code
Course TitleCredit
Hours
EAD 861 Human Relations 3 hrs
EAD 863 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3 hrs

Research Sequence  9 hrs

Course
Code
Course TitleCredit
Hours

EAD 788 

or

SFR 780        

Action Research in Educational Leadership

or

Educational Research Methodology

3 hrs

EAD 895

or

SFR 890

Research in Administrative Practices

or

Field Research and Evaluation

3 hrs
EAD 860 Field Study 3 hrs
  Special Topics (EAD 870 or other courses with Advisor approval) 4 hrs
  Total (Minimum) 61 hrs