Specialist in Educational Administration

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MEGA Superintendent Test Prep Information
MEGA Superintendent test information

Program Plan for Specialist/Superintendent and Advanced Principal

30 credit hours plus prerequisites

Prerequisites or equivalent:
0-26 credit hours

Number Name
EX 390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child*
EA 625 Foundations of Educational Administration*
EA 630

EA 635
Elementary Administration*
Secondary Administration*
EA 634 Supervision*
EA 653 Curriculum for Educational Leaders*
EA 646

EA 647
Elementary Internship* or EA 646 Internship I and EA 656 Internship II
Secondary Internship* or EA 647 Internship I and EA 657 Internship II
GR 691 Methods of Research**
EA 651 School Law**
EA 655 School Business/Facilities Management/Public Relations**
EA 660 Administration and Supervision of Special Education**
  Missouri certification desired.
Four years of administrative/teaching experience desired.
*Required courses for Initial Elementary or Secondary Principal Certification
**Required knowledge or competency for Initial Elementary or Secondary Principal Certification

Required Core Courses: All of the following courses are required. No substitutions are allowed. It is your responsibility to determine when these courses are offered and register before published deadlines.

Number Name Hours
EA 707 Personnel Management (blended) 3
EA 710 School District Administration (blended) 3
EA 760 Internship I (Field experience) 3
EA 761 Internship II (Field Experience) 3
EA 737 Administration of Curriculum (blended) 3
EA 756 Financial Management and Leadership (blended) 3
EA 755 School District Law (blended) 3
EA 785 School Plant Planning and Operation (blended) 3
EA 743 Research into Administrative Practice (blended) 3
EA 709 Administrative Leadership (blended) 3
Total Hours Required for Degree 30

Note: Missouri certification is also based on the possession of knowledge and/or competency in several areas. The student should work closely with his/her internship supervisors (University and School District) to determine experiences of most benefit for the acquisitions of these requirements. The selection of any elective also can aid the acquisition of these state expectations. We have agreed that completion of the program of studies outlined above is intended to support the certification as identified at the top of this page. Other certification support is not implied.
Note: Please remember the deadline to file a Graduation Application is during finals week the semester before you plan to graduate.
Note: Blended instruction refers to a combination of online instruction and face to face instruction. Usually, a blended course will meet 25 to 50% face to face with the remainder of instruction conducted online.
Note: Online instruction requires no face to face meetings.