The M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision
The Master of Education program is designed for the experienced teacher or assistant principal who seeks to become an educational administrator or supervisor. It emphasizes elementary and secondary principalships and general supervision. It focuses on the role of principal as an instructional leader and leads to New Hampshire certification as a principal. This includes a strong program commitment that master's candidates be thoroughly trained in the supervision and evaluation of staff to ensure the delivery of quality educational services to children. Courses in finance, program evaluation, and school law give additional breath and depth to the program.
All graduate work for the M.Ed. or Ed.S. must be completed within six years from the date of matriculation (admission/enrollment) in the program. Progress during the program will be monitored by the student's adviser and the Graduate School.
It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with the academic regulations and degree requirements of the Graduate School as well as the special requirements of his or her own academic program ( Graduate School Catalog).
The curriculum for the program is built around eleven knowledge and skill domains organized under four broad areas: (1) Strategic Leadership, (2) Organizational Leadership, (3) Instructional Leadership, and (4) Political and Community Leadership.
M.Ed. Degree Requirements
The degree requirements for the M.Ed. fall into three areas: required courses, electives, and concluding experience.
Required Courses (28 credits)
EDUC 953 Seminar in Curriculum Study
EDUC 961 Public School Administration
EDUC 962 Educational Finance and Business Management
EDUC 965 Educational Supervision
EDUC 967 School Law
EDUC 969 Practicum in Educational Administration
EDUC 972 Educational Program Evaluation
Electives (8 credits)
In consultation with their advisers, students choose electives from courses offered by the Department of Education and other departments.
Concluding Experience (0 credits)
Written set of professional theses statements followed by a comprehensive oral examination on the statements
major research study related to school administration, curricula, or supervision.