MSEd Degree Plan: K-12 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 K-12 Principal program requires 36 hours. For full certification, you must have a valid K-12 teaching certificate, depending on your emphasis area, and also three years of teaching experience in K-12 education.

Becoming an K-12 school principal

If you choose to complete the K-12 education option, you should acquire the necessary competencies to gain initial certification to serve as an K-12 principal in Missouri schools. A research component will be required, and the degree emphasis is on the practical aspects of K-12 principalship.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Degree Plan

CoursesHours
EAD 751 Foundations of Educational Leadership 3
EAD 858 Internship for K-12 Principals-Onsite-Part I 1
EAD 856 Internship for K-12 Principals-Related Agencies 1
EAD 784 Multicultural Issues Involving Human Relations and Collaborative Processes 3
EAD 859 Internship for K-12 Principals-Onsite-Part II 1
EAD 786 School Supervision and Performance Enhancement 3
EAD 780 Administration of Instructional Programs 3
EAD 785 Legal and Ethical Contexts of Schooling 3
EAD 769 Curriculum Leadership for K-12 Principals 3
EAD 781 Organizational Management 3
EAD 788 Action Research in Educational Leadership 3
EAD 768 K-12 Principalship 3
EAD 759 Leadership Capstone 3
EAD 787 Administration of Special Programs 3

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.