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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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


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Master of Arts, Secondary School Principal


Master of Arts, Secondary School Principal, Plan A (thesis): Total 34 credit hours


  • Secondary Principal core 18 credit hours
  • Internship 3 credit hours
  • Thesis 4 credit hours
  • Supporting courses outside of area 9 credit hours

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


  • Secondary Principal core 18 credit hours
  • Internship 3 credit hours
  • EDAD elective 2–3 credit hours
  • Supporting courses outside of area 9 credit hours

Required Internship/Thesis (M.A.): 3 to 7 credit hours


Required supporting course work: 9 credit hours


  • CGPS Counseling course 3 credit hours
  • School of Education graduate course work 3 credit hours

Specialist in Education, Secondary School Principal


The Specialist degree program in secondary 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 secondary 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 secondary 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.

Specialist in Education, Secondary School Principal, Plan A (thesis): Total 60 credit hours


  • Secondary Principal core 18 credit hours
  • Secondary Principal Specialist Internship 0–3 credit hours
  • EDAD elective courses 0-3 credit hours
  • Thesis 4 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 6 credit hours
  • Supporting electives/outside courses 29-32 credit hours

Specialist in Education, Secondary School Principal, Plan B (non–thesis): Total 62 credit hours


  • Secondary Principal core 18 credit hours
  • Secondary Principal Specialist Internship 0–3 credit hours
  • EDAD elective courses 3-6 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 6 credit hours
  • Supporting electives/outside courses 29-32 credit hours

Required Internship/Thesis (Ed.S.): 0 to 7 credit hours


Required supporting course work: 6 credit hours


  • CGPS Counseling Course  3 credit hours

Supporting electives/outside courses: 39-42 credit hours


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

Doctor of Education, Secondary School Principal


The Doctor of Education Degree requires a minimum of 90 hours of graduate credit, of which at least 60 must be earned beyond the Master’s Degree. Included in this requirement is 15 hours of credit for the writing of a dissertation. In some instances, it may be necessary that the candidate earn hours in excess of 90 credit hours to prepare him/her adequately with the necessary background for assuming the position of secondary school principal.

Although the Doctor of Education Degree program is designed for flexibility to meet adequately the needs of individual students, certain requirements must be met in at least two areas. At least 47 credit hours must be in the field of Educational Administration and at least 15 credit hours in a supporting area.

No one may be admitted to the secondary 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, Secondary School Principal: Total 90 credit hours


  • Secondary Principal core 18 credit hours
  • Secondary Principal Doctoral core 12–15 credit hours
  • Dissertation 15 credit hours
  • EDAD elective courses 0-12 credit hours
  • Required supporting courses 6 credit hours
  • EDAD electives/outside courses 39-42 credit hours

Required Secondary School Principal course work (Ed.D.): 12 to 15 credit hours


Dissertation: 15 credit hours


Required supporting course work: 15 credit hours


  • School of Education electives 6 credit hours

Supporting electives/outside courses: 39-42 credit hours


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

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