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K-12 Educational Administration

Master of Arts

Hybrid

Course Delivery

30

Total Credits

$23,573

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration is designed for school leaders as well as teacher leaders interested in the practice of leadership and administration. The program is approved by the Michigan State Board of Education to certify graduates for the School Administrator Certificate and both elementary and secondary endorsements. You will take courses related to leadership, inquiry, data use, continuous school improvement, social justice and equity, professional community, and school-family relationships. The program culminates with a field-based school leadership internship.

The master's program in K-12 Educational Administration is the entry-level graduate degree for aspiring educational administrators in K-12 schools. The program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credits. Students who completed a teaching internship as part of their Bachelor of Arts program at MSU can apply up to nine 800-level credits to the elective requirement.

The overall objectives of this program derive from the mission statement of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University:

  • "The improvement of leadership and management in organizations that have teaching and learning as their core function."

  • We have two campuses to accommodate our students: East Lansing and Birmingham (Seaholm High School). Although most classes are online or hybrid (partially online), when classes meet face-to-face, it is at one of these two locations.

 

Program Outcomes

As a student in the Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration, you will gain:

  • Broad appreciation and understanding of educational systems in social, economic, historical, and normative perspective
  • Understanding of central issues in teaching and learning as the core concern of schools
  • Opportunities to learn and use inquiry skills on representative and crucial problems of leadership practice
  • Theoretical understanding of organization and management and how it connects to leadership and administrative practice through coursework and related experiences
  • Introductory skills, knowledge, and dispositions related to the central functions of school leaders

Career Outlook

 

This graduate certificate will build your knowledge of computer science and support you in teaching CS ideas at the elementary and secondary levels. You'll go beyond simply coding and will explore how computer science impacts our world as well as how CS ideas can be used to solve problems creatively in other disciplines.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Madeline Mavrogordato headshot

Madeline Mavrogordato, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration

Madeline Mavrogordato is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration. She utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how education policies shape outcomes for underserved student populations, particularly immigrants and English learners. In addition, she studies how to develop and support effective school leaders who are prepared to serve students from diverse backgrounds in today’s climate of high stakes accountability and evaluation. Her work is informed by her experience serving as a bilingual teacher in Texas and California. Mavrogordato’s work has appeared in a range of publications including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Educational Policy. She currently serves as an associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal. Follow her @MaddyMavro.

Course Information

TBD

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé (PDF format) - It is strongly encouraged to have at least one year of teaching experience before applying.
  • A written personal statement
    In the academic statement and personal statement of purpose sections, enter "Please see my personal statement uploaded on the online supplemental application system" Upload materials to the Graduate Portal: Your personal statement in PDF format.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete the Graduate Education application (Program Code:1644)

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend submitting applications at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,573
$46,320

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration is designed for school leaders as well as teacher leaders interested in the practice of leadership and administration. The program is approved by the Michigan State Board of Education to certify graduates for the School Administrator Certificate and both elementary and secondary endorsements. You will take courses related to leadership, inquiry, data use, continuous school improvement, social justice and equity, professional community, and school-family relationships. The program culminates with a field-based school leadership internship.

The master's program in K-12 Educational Administration is the entry-level graduate degree for aspiring educational administrators in K-12 schools. The program consists of a minimum of 30 semester credits. Students who completed a teaching internship as part of their Bachelor of Arts program at MSU can apply up to nine 800-level credits to the elective requirement.

The overall objectives of this program derive from the mission statement of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University:

  • "The improvement of leadership and management in organizations that have teaching and learning as their core function."

  • We have two campuses to accommodate our students: East Lansing and Birmingham (Seaholm High School). Although most classes are online or hybrid (partially online), when classes meet face-to-face, it is at one of these two locations.

 

Program Outcomes

As a student in the Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration, you will gain:

  • Broad appreciation and understanding of educational systems in social, economic, historical, and normative perspective
  • Understanding of central issues in teaching and learning as the core concern of schools
  • Opportunities to learn and use inquiry skills on representative and crucial problems of leadership practice
  • Theoretical understanding of organization and management and how it connects to leadership and administrative practice through coursework and related experiences
  • Introductory skills, knowledge, and dispositions related to the central functions of school leaders

Career Outlook

 

This graduate certificate will build your knowledge of computer science and support you in teaching CS ideas at the elementary and secondary levels. You'll go beyond simply coding and will explore how computer science impacts our world as well as how CS ideas can be used to solve problems creatively in other disciplines.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

 

  • 1st in Elementary and Secondary Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 1st in Curriculum and Instruction — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 2nd in Higher Education Administration — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • 4th in Best Online Graduate Programs in Education — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Madeline Mavrogordato headshot

Madeline Mavrogordato, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration

Madeline Mavrogordato is an associate professor of K-12 educational administration. She utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate how education policies shape outcomes for underserved student populations, particularly immigrants and English learners. In addition, she studies how to develop and support effective school leaders who are prepared to serve students from diverse backgrounds in today’s climate of high stakes accountability and evaluation. Her work is informed by her experience serving as a bilingual teacher in Texas and California. Mavrogordato’s work has appeared in a range of publications including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Educational Policy. She currently serves as an associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal. Follow her @MaddyMavro.

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé (PDF format) - It is strongly encouraged to have at least one year of teaching experience before applying.
  • A written personal statement
    In the academic statement and personal statement of purpose sections, enter "Please see my personal statement uploaded on the online supplemental application system" Upload materials to the Graduate Portal: Your personal statement in PDF format.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

Complete the Graduate Education application (Program Code:1644)

Key Dates

Rolling Applications

Students can start the program in any semester. We recommend submitting applications at least one month prior to the start of the semester to allow time for processing.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,573
$46,320

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

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MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.