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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision

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19 months

Approximate Program Length

38

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Feb 10, 2021

As an experienced educator, you’re ready to start leading and helping teachers thrive. Advance your education and prepare for K-12 school principal licensure with a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.

You’ll study from curriculum aligned with national standards set by the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL) and complete an administrative internship to gain real-world, field-based experience in school administration.

Our program support specialist can help you navigate principal licensure and credentialing requirements. We’ll also help you with school placements for your clinical experience and clinical practice through our close partnerships with hundreds of school districts nationwide. Requirements for licensure vary by state.

View your state’s principal licensure requirements.

You'll learn how to:

  • Lead and develop faculty, and understand facility, legal, communication and other administration functions

  • Work with families, business and community groups and the media to support a school’s vision and programs

  • Develop school improvement plans

  • Supervise curriculum and understand how it relates to national and state standards

Courses

1

Course at a time

3 to 8

Weeks per course

9

Courses per year

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes for the Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Design and implement school leadership practices to produce a positive impact on P-12 student learning
  • Evaluate effective professional practice
  • Apply professional ethics to their leadership practices
  • Evaluate community factors to address the needs of diverse populations
  • Evaluate research and synthesize information from multiple sources

Learning Outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the College of Education should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision is a graduate degree program intended to prepare candidates for K-12 school principal licensure. Candidates for this program have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and an administrative internship above and beyond program coursework. There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to work as a principal with any local, state or federal entity. Requirements for licensure vary by state.

View requirements for principal licensure for your state.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision?

A MAEd/ADM can prepare you to be a: 

  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Athletic director
  • School administrator
4 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for elementary, middle and high school principals is projected to be as fast as average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Save time and money on your degree

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us. 

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Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

24

Average years of industry experience

60

Principals

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (MAED/ADM) provide the academic preparation to sit for initial principal certification exams in select states.

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (MAED/ADM) requirements may change based upon state agency licensure requirements and they can be found at https://www.phoenix.edu/colleges/college-of-education/principal-licensure.html. The College of Education has made a determination if program requirements in your home state meets, does not meet, or affords no determination. Please check this list regularly prior to contacting your state agency for state-specific requirements.

Educator/Principal licensure requirements vary by state. Candidates located in a state that does not provide a direct path to licensure will be required to obtain Arizona certification first, prior to seeking licensure in their home state as an out-of-state prepared teacher/principal candidate. Arizona certification requires candidates to pass all Arizona-specific licensure requirements, including any Arizona-specific exams (or home state equivalents if recognized by Arizona Department of Education.) After obtaining an Arizona teacher/principal certificate, candidates can then apply for licensure in their home state and may be required to complete additional testing and/or requirements at additional cost. Program requirements may change based upon your home state’s agency licensure requirements. Please visit the teacher licensure page https://www.phoenix.edu/colleges/college-of-education/teacher-licensure/state-requirements.html  or the principal licensure page https://www.phoenix.edu/colleges/college-of-education/principal-licensure.html for state specific requirements prior to reaching out to your state agency.

Advanced degrees (MAEd/ADM):
University of Phoenix advanced degree programs (Administration & Supervision) may lead to certification in some states. For more information on licensure requirements, application materials and website information for your state’s board or department of education, click on your state in the link below: https://www.phoenix.edu/colleges/college-of-education/principal-licensure.html

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.