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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Educational Administration


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The University of South Dakota
Division of Educational Administration
Delzell Education Center, Room 214
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5260
http://www.usd.edu/edad
 

Degrees:

Master of Arts
Specialist in Education
Doctor of Education

Areas of Specialization:
M.A.

Elementary School Principal
Secondary School Principal
Pre-Kindergarten-12 Principal
School District Superintendent
Curriculum Director
Adult and Higher Education

Ed.S.

Elementary School Principal
Secondary School Principal
Pre-Kindergarten-12 Principal
School District Superintendent
Director of Special Education
Curriculum Director

Ed.D.

Elementary School Principal
Secondary School Principal
Pre-Kindergarten-12 Principal
School District Superintendent
Director of Special Education
Curriculum Director
Adult and Higher Education

Division Chairperson and Graduate Program Director: Professor Mark Baron

Graduate Faculty

Mike Avoseh, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Ibidan, Nigeria. Specialization: Adult Education, Adult Learning Theories.

Mark Baron,
Professor. Ph.D., University of Alabama. Specialization: Secondary Administration, Educational Research, Community Education, and Curriculum Development for 
Administration.

Larry K. Bright,
Professor. Ed.D., Montana State University. Specialization: Human Resources Administration / Higher Education.

Karen Card,
Associate Professor. Ph.D., Ohio State University. Specialization: Principles of Higher Education, Junior/Community College Administration, Current Practices in Higher Education, Financing Higher Education, College and University Administration.

Jeri Engelking,
Professor, Ph.D., University of Idaho. Specialization: Secondary Administration, School Law, School Finance.

Doreen Gosmire,
Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Specialization: Secondary Administration, School Law.

Robert Mayer, Assistant Professor, Ed.D., The University of South Dakota.  Specialization: School District Administration, School Finance.

Marcia Morrison,
Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado-Greeley. Specialization: Elementary Administration, Curriculum Development.

Susan Santo, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Specialization: Educational Technology, Training, and Change Management.
 

Program Description

The graduate programs in Educational Administration are designed to prepare individuals for positions in school administration and in adult and higher education. Programs in school administration prepare individuals for positions that include school district superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of special education, directors of curriculum, and elementary, middle, and secondary principals. Programs in adult and higher education prepare individuals for positions that include administrative and teaching positions in colleges and universities, junior and community colleges, hospitals, private industry, and other adult training and educational settings.

EDAD Divisional Philosophy is to create reflective leaders. Reflective leaders are skilled educators whose practices and decisions draw upon the best available theory, research, and experiential wisdom. Reflective decision-making engages administrators in cycles of thought and action based on theoretical, ethical, and professional knowledge. The Division of Educational Administration is committed to preparing reflective leaders.

NOTE: Programs do not qualify a person for administrative endorsement. It is desirable that applicants seeking endorsement as an administrator have at least three years of teaching experience. In many states, a greater number of years are required for a person to be certified as a school administrator. 

Admission Requirements for Master’s and Specialist in addition to those of the School of Education

  • It is required that applicants seeking endorsement as a principal or superintendent have at least one year of teaching experience for the Master’s and three years of teaching experience for the Specialist. In many states, a greater number of years are required for a person to be certified as a school administrator.
  • It is required that applicants seeking endorsement as a Director of Special Education have a Special Education Teacher endorsement (e.g.: resource room, self-contained class) and have three years of teaching experience with one year teaching experience in the area of special education (or a year of working with special needs students in the role of speech and language clinician, school psychologist or other support personnel who possess an elementary or secondary teaching certificate and endorsement in special education).
  • The GRE General Test or Miller Analogy Test is required. A minimum combined score of 900 in the Verbal and Quantitative sections or the Miller Analogy Test (M.A.T.) of 45 (equivalent to 403 scaled score) or above is required.

- Subject to faculty approval, those who do not meet all of the criteria above may be admitted on a provisional basis.

 

Admission Requirements for Doctor of Education in addition to those of the School of Education

  • It is required that applicants seeking endorsement as a principal or superintendent have at least three years of teaching experience. In many states, a greater number of years are required for a person to be certified as a school administrator.
  • It is required that applicants seeking endorsement as a Director of Special Education have a Special Education Teacher endorsement (e.g.: resource room, self-contained class) and have three years of teaching experience with one year teaching experience in the area of special education (or a year of working with special needs students in the role of speech and language clinician, school psychologist or other support personnel who possess an elementary or secondary teaching certificate and endorsement in special education).
  • The GRE General Test or Miller Analogy Test is required. A minimum combined score of 1,000 in the Verbal and Quantitative sections (with a minimum score of 500 in the Verbal section) or the Miller Analogy Test (M.A.T.) of 50 (equivalent to 410 scaled score) or above is required.

- Subject to faculty approval, those who do not meet all of the criteria above may be admitted on a provisional basis.

 

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