M.Ed. in Educational Administration & Supervision
This is a two-year BLENDED graduate program designed for educators interested in pursuing a career in school administration. At the end of the program, students receive a master’s degree in education; with four additional classes they can apply for licensure as a building principal.
**If you already have a master’s degree in something other than Educational Administration, then you should apply for the Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision (Ed.S.).
Students seeking the M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision and/or administrative licensure at the building level through an off-campus program, participate in the Principal Cohort Leadership Academy (PCLA).
This is a BLENDED program. Some on-campus time will be required. It is recommended that students take a maximum of two evening courses each fall and spring semester that include a limited number of face-to-face meetings on campus with online weeks in between and three courses during the summer term.
- M.Ed. in two years;
- Administrative licensure with one additional year (Building-Level Leadership Certificate Program)
- Blended degree programs (predominantly online with a few regularly scheduled face-to-face evening sessions)
- ELCC Standard-Based Program
- UCEA Membership
- Expertise of BGSU Faculty and area K-12 Administrators
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Vicki Digby, Educational Administration and Leadership Studies, School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 (419) 372-7377.
- Plan I is a 30-hour program culminating with a thesis. Plan I necessitates the completion of 18-21 hours in the major area (EDAS), six semester hours of coursework in statistics and educational research and at least three credit hours of thesis research (EDAS 6990).
- Plan II is a 34-semester hour program culminating with a comprehensive examination during the final semester of course work. To register for the Masters Comprehensive Examination, fill out this application in the first week of your final semester of coursework.
Plan II necessitates the completion of 18-21 semester hours in the major area (EDAS), six semester hours of coursework in statistics and educational research, and the addition of an appropriate number of hours in courses in related disciplines.
Educational Administrative Core (9 Semester Hours)
_____ EDAS 6210: Introduction to Organizational Leadership and Change (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 6250: School Culture, Inst Program, and Prof Staff Dev (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 6300: Leadership Practicum/Internship I (3 CR)
Addition of 9-12 Semester Hours Selected From the Following Courses
_____ EDAS 6220: The Contemporary Principal in a Technological Society (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 6230: Law, Ethics and Negotiations in School Administration (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 6240: Fiscal Management and Resource Allocation (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 7210: Information Mgmt, Eval and Student Personnel Scvs (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 7220: Diversity of School Communities & Political Dynamics (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 7230: Personnel Administration in Education (3 CR)
Research Core (6-9 Semester Hours)
_____ EDFI 6410: Statistics in Education (3 CR)
_____ EDFI 6420: Research in Education (3 CR)
_____ EDAS 6990: Thesis Research (Plan I Only) (3 CR)
Courses in Related Disciplines (6-9 Semester Hours)
_____ EDTL 6110: Curriculum (4 CR)
_____ EDTL 7100: Curriculum and Instructional Design (3 CR)
_____ EDFI 6710: Human Growth and Development (3 CR), or
_____ EDFI 6730: Adolescence (3 CR)
NOTE: This program, as outlined, does not encompass certification for any administrative position in Ohio. Persons interested in certification should contact the Educational Administration and Leadership Studies (EALS) or their advisor for a licensure application form and appropriatechecksheet(s). Program changes occur periodically and newly approved requirements may not be listed. Should you have any questions, please contact your advisor.
Semester Year M.Ed./Ed.S. Proposed Sequence fall 1 EDAS 6210 spring 1 EDFI 6000, 6010, 6020, 6730, or 6710 summer I 1 EDAS 6240 summer II 1 EDAS 6230 / EDFI 6450 fall 2 EDAS 6250 / EDAS 6300a spring 2 EDFI 6420 / EDAS 6300b summer I 2 EDAS 7210 / EDAS 6300c summer II 2 EDAS 7220 / EDAS 6820
- Applicants must have at least one year of teaching experience in a school setting. Prospective students without teaching experience may be considered; however, a rationale will need to be provided by the student as to why we should consider their application, and the faculty committee will also interview the prospective student.
Step 1: Apply Online to the Graduate CollegeStep 2: Submit Transcripts and Test Scores
Complete the graduate application form online.
Note: The $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic students per graduate application submitted ($75 non-refundable application fee for international students) can be paid online or by sending a check to the Graduate College AFTER your application has been submitted (see Step 2 for address).
Two official transcripts from all institutions attended and GRE* test scores are to be sent to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083
*Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within the past five years; target composite score of 800+ (or 280+ with new GRE) on verbal/quantitative portions.
Note: TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English
Please send the following application materials to the EDAS Program Coordinator
(550 Education Building, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0250)Your letter of application should detail (a) why you have chosen this program at BGSU, (b) your professional goals, academic strengths, and personal characteristics that will lead to your success as a school administrator; (c) ways in which you will be an asset to our program; and (d) why you should be admitted to this program. In addition, you will need to complete and submit the EDAS Database Form.Resume or Curriculum VitaYour most recent resume/curriculum vita should include evidence of (a) successful teaching experience; (b) leadership ability or capacity; (c) professional development activities; and (d) professional memberships, committees, publications, and honors.Three Letters of RecommendationThe information on the form or in the letter must speak to your potential success both as a graduate student and as an educational administrator. One must be from an individual familiar with your academic ability; the other two must be from an administrator or supervisor who is familiar with your professional performance. Of these two, one must be from a current supervisor. Click here for the Reference Form.Administrative Licensure Application (optional)Only those who are seeking Ohio administrative licensure in conjunction with the M.Ed. need to submit an Application for Administrative Licensure form. Click here to complete the Licensure Application.A recommendation regarding your admissibility will be made by the Graduate College within 30 days after you have completed the above program application procedures. Please complete all application procedures for admission to the EDAS Specialist’s degree program in a timely fashion. A review of incomplete applications is made quarterly and your file will be withdrawn from active application status if you do not submit all application materials.