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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Educational Administration - Elementary School Principal (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.)


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Master of Arts, Elementary School Principal, (non–thesis): Total 32 credit hours


  • Elementary Principal core 21 credit hours
  • Internship 3 credit hours
  • EDAD elective 0-3 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 5-8 credit hours

Specialist in Education, Elementary School Principal


The Specialist degree program in elementary school administration has been developed to meet specific needs and backgrounds of students. Based on this premise individual programs are developed through the cooperative efforts of the student, the faculty advisor, and the advisory committee. The emphasis in the development of individual programs is to provide a general background in educational administration. As well as specific preparation that may be unique to the field of elementary school administration, and the development of supportive area fields that will enhance the student’s ability to meet his/her educational needs and professional goals.

No one may be admitted to the Elementary Principal program unless he/she holds a teacher’s certificate (not a temporary permit) based on a Bachelor’s degree and has had at least three years of successful teaching experience.

Specialist in Education, Elementary School Principal, (non–thesis): Total 62 credit hours with a minimum of 32 credit hours beyond the master’s degree.


  • Elementary Principal core 21 credit hours
  • Elementary Principal Specialist Internship 3 credit hours
  • EDAD elective courses 0-3 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 3 credit hours
  • Supporting electives/outside courses 32-35 credit hours

Required Internship: 3 credit hours


Required supporting course work: 3 credit hours


Supporting electives/outside courses: 32-35 credit hours


Select from School of Education graduate courses. Please consult your advisor for appropriate courses.

Doctor of Education, Elementary School Principal


The Doctor of Education Degree program in elementary school administration has been developed to meet specific needs and backgrounds of candidates. Based on this premise, individual programs are developed through the cooperative efforts of the candidate, the advisor, and advisory committee. The emphasis in the development of individual programs is to provide a general background in educational administration. As well as specific preparation that may be unique to the field of elementary school administration, and the development of supportive area fields that will enhance the candidate’s ability to meet his/her educational needs and professional goals.

No one may be admitted to the elementary principal’s program unless he/she holds a teacher’s certificate (not a temporary permit) based on a Bachelor’s degree and has had at least three years of successful teaching experience.

Doctor of Education, Elementary School Principal: Total 90-95 credit hours with a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree.


  • Elementary Principal core 21 credit hours
  • Elementary Principal Doctoral core 12–15 credit hours
  • Dissertation 15-20 credit hours
  • EDAD elective courses 0-9 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 9 credit hours
  • Supporting electives/outside courses 30-33 credit hours

Required Elementary School Principal Doctoral core (Ed.D.): 12 to 15 credit hours


Dissertation: 15-20 credit hours


Required supporting course work: 9 credit hours


EDER – Advanced Statistics course 3 credit hours

Supporting electives/outside courses: 30-33 credit hours


Select from School of Education graduate courses. Please consult your advisor for appropriate courses.

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