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 a K – 12 building-level administrator (principal). Students in the MEA program must complete a 300-hour internship of which approximately half of the hours are accomplished during completion of the courses. The internship hours are completed in an approved school setting under the supervision of building administrator and a university supervisor. The courses in the program are designed so that students complete the DESE-required MPEA performance assessment and the content assessment required for certification which is administered by Pearson Corporation.
This program meets all of the academic requirements for certification as a school principal by the State of Missouri.
Students pursing the Master in Educational Administration will need a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience to pursue principal certification
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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For more information regarding this graduate program, you may access the Graduate Bulletin.