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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (Non-Licensure)

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18 months

Approximate Program Length

38

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Feb 17, 2021

As an experienced educator, you’re ready to start leading and helping teachers thrive. Advance your education and fine-tune your K-12 school principal skills 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.

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

Schedule

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

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.

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

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 Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Teacher Education 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 (nonlicensure track) is a graduate degree program intended for California-licensed principals to further expand their education in leadership and theory in education administration. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a California principal license. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a teacher, principal or administrator.

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

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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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

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.