Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: School Principalship PreK-8 or 7-12
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivered Format: Online
Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree - Teacher Certification and two years of teaching experience
The School Principalship program prepares teachers for the administrative role of principal. The coursework is offered online, while the Practicum is completed with experienced school administrators serving as mentors. This program meets the requirements for Administrative and Supervisory Certification in Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.
Computer hardware, software and skills required:
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
EDAD 831 - Social Foundations of Education
EDAD 843 - Practicum in Educational Administration
EDAD 848 - Curriculum Planning
EDAD 851 - Human Resource Management
EDAD 853 - School Business Management
EDAD 854 - Introduction to Educational Administration
EDAD 855 - Supervision of Instruction
EDAD 859 - Legal Bases of Education
EDAD 869 - The Principalship
TE 802 - Techniques of Research
See Graduate Catalog
See Graduate Catalog
Note: Individual adjustments in the program will be made for those who elect to write a thesis.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
A Top 10 University - For the second consecutive year, UNK has been ranked a Top 10 Public Midwest Regional University by "U.S. News & World Report".
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education – UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services – Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include 24/7 library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
How do I get started?
1) Contact Dr. Patricia Cruzeiro at email@example.com or call 1-308-865-8844.
2) Apply for admission online at http://myblue.unk.edu.
3) Submit $45 application fee online or by mail to the Graduate Office at Founders Hall 2131, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849.
4) Send two official transcripts from all past institutions to the Graduate Office.
5) Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notification, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBlue registration system at http://myblue.unk.edu.
6) After you have registered, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6214 to get started with your online course.
Dr. Patricia CruzeiroDepartment:
Educational AdministrationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
College of Education, Room B149, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849