Masters in Education Administration

Masters in Education Administration – Meet Today’s Challenges


Looking for a Masters in Education Administration?  Governors State’s M.A. in Educational Administration prepares school administrators and leaders to meet the challenges of an ever-changing educational environment.  Our program gives educators the required skills to expand their contributions and take on more responsibility and specialized jobs.   This degree opens up opportunities for rewarding careers at colleges and universities, public schools or at educational agencies in a variety of administrative or supervisory positions.  You will find that GSU’s graduates are caring, critical, reflective professionals who are academically strong, pedagogically skilled and responsive to the needs of a diverse society.


Masters in Education Administration – Quality, In-depth Program


The masters in educational administration degree through our College of Education offers both field and clinical experiences to allow educators to effortlessly transition from the classroom to a leadership role.  Our comprehensive program provides course work in the structural analysis of school administration and organizations, leadership, human resources, finance, community relations and more.  The Professional Education Unit at GSU is approved by ISBE to offer preparation programs for teachers and other school professionals and is CACREP and NCATE accredited.

Once you have been admitted into the program you will have three areas of concentration to choose from to advance your career.  In the Principal Leadership (K-12), a faculty supervisor is assigned to each candidate throughout the duration of the program. The supervisor serves both as an advisor and mentor for the candidate.  This program does not require a thesis or comprehensive exam, but all candidates must pass the teacher evaluator assessment and the principal assessment as required by the State.  Candidates will earn a Master's in Educational Administration. 

The other two concentrations are for Chief School Business Official (K-12) and Higher Education Administration (colleges and universities).  Please see our Educational Administration, Master of Arts web page for complete program requirements and more information. 

We invite you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual course offerings listed on our website.  GSU has a highly diverse student body made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds as well as courses taught by gifted professors.   If you are considering a master’s in education administration please learn more about GSU’s College of Education and our high quality graduate degree programs.

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