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  Sep 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Educational Administration, M.Ed.


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The Educational Administration Master of Education degree, a professional degree, is designed to provide the preparation required for principals, administrative specialists, superintendents, and other educational administration positions. Students are encouraged to select Master of Education courses which correspond with the educational administration/supervision licensure they may seek. Licensure program courses and master’s degree courses may be taken in unison or separately. However, a master’s degree is required before the student is eligible to apply with their state for licensure or be accepted into a licensure only program. Educational Administration Licensure/Supervision programs include but are not limited to Principal, Specialists, Superintendents, Supervisor of Instruction, Director of Special Education, and Director of Pupil Personnel.

Xavier University also offers an innovative, integrated MSN/MEd program consisting of 47 semester credit hours. The student will receive two separate degrees, the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Education. This program was developed in response to a community need for nurse educators. The MSN/MEd prepares the graduate to administer and teach in educational settings (i.e., CE providerships, in-service educators and nurse educators). Please contact the School of Nursing for additional details.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/administration-grad/admission.cfm to reference admission requirements.

Requirements for the M.Ed. in Educational Administration


(30 total credit hours required)

The core education courses are required for the Masters of Education in Educational Administration. and all of the licensure options.

The following serves as a curriculum guide, please see an educational administration advisor.

Licensure courses: (21 credit hours)


The licensure courses are required for all licensure options.  The appropriate internships will be added to the MEd program to complete the licensure requirements. Any combination of the courses that total 21 semester hours will, when combined with the 9 core hours, equal 30 semester hours and thus qualify the candidate for a MEd in Educational Administration.  Note: Up to 6 semester hours may be elective credits at 500 Level or above. However elective credits are not applicable for Licensure.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/administration-grad/Licensure.cfm  to reference licensure requirements and details.

Internship(s) are required to complete licensure for principals, specialists, or superintendents.


The required internship varies depending on specific licensure sought.

Consult with an educational administration advisor for specific licensure requirements.

Note(s):


  • All educational administration students must successfully complete the Master of Education (MEd) Comprehensive Examination upon completion of required coursework to earn the MEd degree.
  • Additionally, the University is not obliged to recommend licensure of any type on the basis of the completion of a Master of Education degree or specific coursework in education. Students must also meet leadership, communication, and character requirements and pass the required licensure tests of the State Department of Education for each specific license.

Summary of Steps for Admission and Continual Progress toward MEd Degree and Licensure


Step One:


Admission to M.Ed. graduate program.  See http://www.xavier.edu/education/

  • Apply online to the Office of the Graduate School
  • Declare educational administration as major for MEd.

Step Two:


Complete Program for MEd

  • Complete 30 semester credit hours, including all required courses
  • Pass comprehensive exam (exam can be repeated once, if needed)
  • Apply for Xavier graduation

Step Three:


Licensure for Ohio

For Principal or Specialist Licenses:

  • Complete course requirements for MEd and/or principal or specialist license.
  • For Xavier M.Ed. graduates, complete 6 semester credit hours of additional required coursework.
  • Pass licensure exam OATE Exam #015 in educational leadership
  • Apply for licensure online at the State Department of Education and follow university and state procedures for licensure.

For Superintendent Licenses:

  • Complete course requirements for MEd and/or principal or specialist license.
  • For Xavier M.Ed. graduates, complete an additional 12 credit hours approved by advisor, including EDAD 710 Superintendent Seminar and EDAD 779 & 789 Superintendent Internships I & II..
  • Must pass licensure exam in educational leadership, if not already completed with Principal or Specialist license.
  • Apply for licensure online at the State Department of Education and follow university and state procedures for licensure.

Note(s):


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