Master of Arts in School Administration

MEGA Building Administration Test Prep Information
MEGA Building Administration Test Information

Initial Program Plan for Master's in School Administration

(Updated April 2016)

Required Courses:

Number Name Hours
EA 625 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
EA 634 School Supervision 3
EA 651 School Law 3
EA 655 Leadership for Effective School Operations 3
EA 660 Administration & Supervision of Special Education 3
GR 691 Methods of Research 3
School Administration (take both courses for K-12 certification)
EA 630

EA 635
Elementary School Administration
Secondary School Administration

EA 653 Curriculum for Educational Leaders 3
Internship Field Experience (take both internships for K-12 certification)
*EA 646
*EA 656

*EA 647
*EA 657
Internship: Elementary School Administration I
Internship: Elementary School Administration II
Internship: Secondary School Administration I
Internship: Secondary School Administration II

The internship should be completed during 6-12 month period of time.
GR 698 Masters Exam
You must register for the exam as if it were a course
Total Credit Hours 30

*Prerequisites for the SLLA Assessment (EA 688)

For K-12 (both Elementary and Secondary Certification), students will take both Elementary and Secondary Administration classes, and both Elementary and Secondary Internship classes.  These additional hours can be substitute for electives.

A person cannot be certified in Missouri without successfully passing both the content and performance assessments.  Missouri administrators must hold a valid teaching certificate prior to qualifying for the administrator certificate and have a minimum of two years teaching experience.  Also, all educators in Missouri must take EX-390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child or a graduate course in Education of the Exceptional Child.

For further information about the Master of Arts in School Administration please contact Dr. Lisa Bertrand at


Scully Building 411
Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling 
One University Plaza, MS 5550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701