2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision (EDAS), MEd


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The mission of programs in EDAS are to prepare candidates for leadership positions at the local school, district, regional, state, and national levels.

The program offers a master’s degree program in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision leading to licensure as a principal. Licensure programs are also offered for students holding a master’s degree who seek licensure as a principal, curriculum program administrator or superintendent. The curriculum places a strong emphasis of field practicum experiences, clinical experiences, and internships. One (1) year of teaching experience is required. Students must conference with the program advisor prior to admission and meet program admission requirements.

Licensure Program Admissions

Applicants who currently hold a graduate degree and seek licensure as a principal, curriculum program administrator or superintendent must meet the same admission requirements as applicants for a master’s degree.

Master of Education in EDAS Degree Requirements

The Master of Education degree in the Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision is a thirty (30) hour online program that meets the Arkansas requirements for licensure as a building-level administrator. It is incumbent upon students seeking licensure in other states to verify the licensure requirements in their state. Candidates must complete courses in the professional core and educational administration and supervision. The program consists of the following courses:

Internship Requirement


Master’s degree and licensure candidates must complete a minimum number of courses and practicum hours in the approved plan of study and an internship application prior to enrolling in an internship. Specific coursework and practicum requirements are outlined in the internship guide.

Candidates may not enroll in an internship until all application and program requirements are completed.

Portfolio Requirement


Master’s degree and licensure candidates must prepare and satisfactorily defend a program portfolio based on the appropriate national and state licensure standards for an administrative license. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the portfolio requirement prior to graduation and/or application for licensure.

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