Why study School Administration online through OSU?
The master’s degree in Educational Leadership Studies, option in School Administration
is designed for professionals who hold a teaching certification and desire to become
leaders in PK-12 education by completing degree and certification requirements for
Principal Certification in Oklahoma. The program meets the needs of working adults
through flexible, hybrid course offerings and a cohort model that encourages peer
networking and collaboration. Our graduates go on to serve as educational leaders
in urban, suburban and rural areas in Oklahoma and beyond.
This degree program is offered 100-percent online. Courses are delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program follows an online, hybrid model with
students taking both 8-week and 16-week courses each semester. Eight-week courses
meet synchronously online about four times per semester. Students can complete the
degree in four semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall).
This 36-hour program utilizes Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards
to guide course development and improvement and is recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Required core curriculum includes:
Leadership Theory & Ethical Decision Making
Developing Educational Organizations
Supervision of Instruction
Field Studies Internship
Complete your master’s degree and Principal Certification in as few as four semesters.
Students will also complete a portfolio (creative component) to exhibit competency
in the ELCC standards.Courses are offered primarily online, with face-to-face meetings.
Our distinguished faculty provide relevant research-based content with practical knowledge
and skills that can be put into practice immediately. You will learn best practices
and techniques for instructional leadership linked to curriculum, teaching, administration
and professional development. Our goal is to assist you in advancing your career in educational leadership.