Department of Educational Studies & Leadership

Elementary & Secondary School Administration (M.Ed.)

Off-Campus Option
This program is also offered at our satellite campus, the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Learn more about this off-campus option.

The Master of Education in School Administration is designed is designed to prepare school personnel for positions as teacher leaders, building level assistant principals, building level principals, and/or instructional supervisors. The program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and meets the Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements. The program leads to full certification as educational leaders in grades K-12. Emphasis is placed on the role of educational leaders with regard to leadership, organization, communication, change, and sustenance of existing systems as they pertain to human, technical, and managerial skills. The program provides scientific approaches in identifying and solving problems educational leaders and supervisors face in the everyday educational setting. Skills and experiences necessary to assume leadership roles in administration and supervision are provided in the program.

NELP (National Educational Leadership Preparation-Building Level) and PSEL (Professional Standards for Educational Leaders) and ISTE (International Standards for Technology Education Leaders) drive the Master of Education in School Administration 41 credit Degree Program’s goals, objectives, and mission.

off-site degree optionOff-site degree option: Universities at Shady Grove


Dr. Ann Hilliard, Program Director