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Master of Education in Administration

The Graduate Studies Program in Administration is designed to equip teachers with the skills necessary to become a school administrator. Recipients of Providence College master's degrees in administration have gone on to become assistant principals, principals, assistant superintendents, and superintendents.


Course work is designed to provide the prospective administrator with an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the supervisor's role. Students in the program take a central core of courses dealing with curriculum, evaluation, instruction, law, and finance. To this are added courses that deal with community concerns, technology, and research techniques. Students are also exposed to innovative governance structures and methods which will further their careers as school administrators. The program culminates with a six-credit internship which requires students to put into practice the theory they have been taught in their classes.


Program Requirements


All requirements for the master's degree must be completed within a period of five calendar years.  To receive the degree, a student is required to maintain a "B" average in all work. A portfolio must be completed to achieve certification status.


*Fulfillment of state certification requirements is the responsibility of the graduate student.


Course Requirements For Education Candidates

The Sequence:


Level I

  •          EDU 501- Fundamentals of Research
  •          EDU 504- Supervision/Personnel Problems in Education
  •          EDU 810- Data Analysis, Technology, and the Principal

Level II

  •          EDU 505- School Law
  •          EDU 508- Program Evaluation- System Approach to School Improvement
  •          EDU 512- School-Community Relations
  •          EDU 513- Supervision of Instruction
  •          EDU 516- School Finance
  •          EDU 522- The Administration of Leadership in the K-12 Schools
  •          EDU 532- Curriculum Design and Construction

Level III

  •          *EDU 530- Internship in Elementary Administration I
  •          *EDU 531- Internship in Elementary Administration II
  •          **EDU 536- Internship in Secondary Administration I
  •          **EDU 537- Internship in Secondary Administration II

 (For a total of 36 credit hours)

*Required for elementary administration
**Required for secondary administration



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