Oct 02, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Educational Administration


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Division Chairperson and Graduate Program Director: Professor Mark Baron

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  

FACULTY

Professors:

Mark Baron, Ph.D., University of Alabama. Specialization: Secondary Administration, Educational Research, Community Education, and Curriculum Development for 
Administration.
Larry K. Bright, Ed.D., Montana State University. Specialization: Human Resources Administration / Higher Education.

Associate Professors:

Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., University of Ibidan, Nigeria. Specialization: Adult Education, Adult Learning Theories.
Karen Card, 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.
Marcia Morrison, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado-Greeley. Specialization: Elementary Administration, Curriculum Development.
Susan Santo, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Specialization: Educational Technology, Training, and Change Management

Lecturers:

Fred Aderhold, Ed.D., University of South Dakota. Specialization: School District Administration. 

DEGREES:

Master of Arts
Specialist in Education
Doctor of Education

SPECIALIZATIONS (M.A.):

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

SPECIALIZATIONS (Ed.S.):

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

SPECIALIZATIONS (Ed.D.):

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

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: Successful completion of EDAD programs (with the exception of AHED) does lead to administrative certification or endorsement for those individuals who have three year of successful classroom teaching with the appropriate practitioner’s license. Students are encouraged to consult with their state Department of Education about specific licensure requirements for their state.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (for Master’s and Specialist in addition to those of the School of Education)

  • It is required that applicants seeking certification 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.
  • It is required that applicants for the Specialist degree possess an earned Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited graduate program. Applicants in the final semester of their Master’s program may be admitted into the Specialist program contingently, with full admission being granted upon completion of the Master’s program if all other admission requirements are met.
  • It is required that applicants seeking certification 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 not required for admission to the Master’s or Specialist degree programs.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (for Doctor of Education in addition to those of the School of Education)

  • It is required that applicants seeking certification as a principal or superintendent have at least three years of teaching experience.
  • It is required that applicants for the Doctor of Education degree possess an earned Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited graduate program. Applicants in the final semester of their Master’s program may be admitted into the Doctor of Education program contingently, with full admission being granted upon completion of the Master’s program if all other admission requirements are met.
  • It is required that applicants seeking certification 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 current GRE score of 155 Verbal and 145 Quantitative (530 Verbal and 530 Quantitative on the old GRE score) or the Miller Analogy Test (M.A.T.) of 50 (equivalent to 410 scaled score) or above is required for full admission.

- Subject to EDAD faculty approval and the approval of the Graduate Dean, appropriate professional and/or academic experience may complement current or past GRE or MAT official test scores to enable applicants who do not meet all of the criteria above to be admitted on a provisional basis.

 

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