The Master of Educational Administration (MEA) is a 30-hour program that meets the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requirements for certification as an elementary (K-8) or high school (7-12) building level administrator (principal). Students in the MEA program must complete a 90-hour internship in a Missouri accredited public or private elementary or high school under the direction and counsel of a practicing building administrator and a Missouri Baptist University Supervisor. The courses in the program are designed so that students achieve competency as outlined in the Missouri Teacher Education (MoSTEP) and School Leaders Licensure (SLLC) Standards for School Leaders. Verification for meeting these standards must be documented in a professional portfolio that each candidate for state certification must complete and present to a faculty committee in a formal interview session at the end of coursework and internship and prior to being recommended for certification. The portfolio must be completed and scored before the degree is conferred. The students must also pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Exam and have two years of teaching experience prior to being recommended for certification as a principal.
This program meets all of the academic requirements for certification as a school principal by the State of Missouri.
You can attend classes at any of our convenient instructional sites* including:
* Not all classes offered at all locations. Talk to your advisor for additional satellite locations.
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