MSEd Degree Plan: Elementary Principal

The following is a sample schedule for this degree – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

The Master of Science in Education, Educational Administration Elementary program requires 36 hours. For full certification, you must have a valid elementary teaching certificate, depending on your emphasis area, and also two years of teaching experience in elementary education.

Becoming an elementary school principal

If you choose to complete the elementary education option, you should acquire the necessary competencies to gain initial certification to serve as an elementary principal in Missouri schools. A research component will be required, and the degree emphasis is on the practical aspects of elementary principalship.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3
EAD 776 Internship for Elementary Principals-Onsite-Part I 1
EAD 778 Internship for Elementary Principals-Related Agencies 1
EAD 784 Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3
Total hours8

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
EAD 777 Internship for Elementary Principals-Onsite-Part II 1
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancement 3
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3
Total hours7

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3
EAD 745 Curriculum for Elementary Principals 3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
EAD 781 Organizational Management 3
EAD 788 Action Research in Educational Leadership 3
Total hours6

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EAD 753 The Elementary School Principal 3
EAD 759 Leadership Capstone 3
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3
Total hours9

The internship experience is an integral part of this major and should be planned for, with the advisor, in advance of the semester in which the student desires to register for the experience.

Applications are available from the CLSE Department are online and should be returned to the department upon completion.