M.Ed. Educational Administration

The M.Ed. Educational Administration program prepares you to be an educational leader at the building and central office levels. Courses from this program may be applied toward a license issued by the Ohio Department of Education in one of three school administration areas:

  • Building Principal

  • Administrative Specialist in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development

  • Administrative Specialist in Pupil Services

Is this program for you?

  • You are a teacher who wants to develop the knowledge and skills required of school administrators.

  • You would like to earn a degree that may be applied to an administrative license.

What courses are in this program?

Course Numbers and Titles

Credit Hours

M.Ed. Core Courses:

Select one three-hour course from each of four standards (Curriculum Foundations, Social & Historical Foundations, Inquiry and Diversity)

EDFN 501:  APA Seminar


Major Professional Courses:

EDAD 550:  Introduction to School Administration

EDAD 552:  School Law and Ethics  

EDAD 555:  Human Behavior in Administration

EDAD 683:  Educational Leadership    

EDAD 686:  Administration of Programs for Students with Disabilities   


Advanced Field Practicum:

EDAD 735:  Educational Administration Internship


EDAD 736:  Building Principal Internship 


EDAD 737:  Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development Internship 


EDAD 739:  Pupil Services Administration Internship


Capstone Experience:

EDAD 788:  Capstone Inquiry Seminar – Leading School Improvement


Total Hours in Program


Where can you take the Major Professional Courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online, many can be found in hybrid formats. Classes for the M.Ed. core courses, which are offered at all program locations, may also be available online. 

Ashland Campus

Cleveland Program Center Columbus Program Center Elyria     Program Center Stark/Massillon Program Center Some Courses May be Available Online
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Request info, apply now, e-mail grad-admissions@ashland.edu or call 419.289.5688 (or 1.800.882.1548 x5688).