Administration and Supervision
Master of Education in Administration and Supervision
An applicant for the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision must hold a certificate to teach in the State of Missouri and must have completed two years of successful teaching experience.
The program for School Administration and Supervision prepares individuals to serve as educational leaders. Specifically, the program culminates with a Master of Education Degree with an emphasis in Elementary School Administration, Secondary School Administration, K-12 Administration or Special Education Administration. In order to qualify for certification as an elementary or secondary school principal or a special education director; graduates must pass the appropriate assessments (content and performance) as dictated by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
The courses required for the M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision degree are offered in a variety of formats; traditional (in-seat), hybrid and online instruction. Candidates are free to take the required coursework in any combination of formats. By University Policy, up to nine (9) hours of graduate studies coursework may be transferred from other approved colleges/universities to meet program requirements. Upon receiving written notice of unconditional admission from the Dean of Graduate Studies, and prior to registration, master's degree seeking candidates should confer with their academic advisor to prepare their Graduate Plan of Study (GAP). Portfolio requirements exist for the M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision program which includes an electronic portfolio that meets Missouri Standards for Professional Educators (MoSPE).
NOTE: Candidates seeking certification as an elementary, secondary, K-12 principal or special education administrator must complete the State of Missouri Application for Certification and submit it with all rquired documents to Lincoln University's Certification Officer.
Mission / Objectives
Students completing the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision Will:
- Possess knowledge and competencies that are outlined in the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium.
- Demonstrate above average administrative skills.
- Be able to successfully demonstrate competency in using technology for decision making, generating professional reports for accountability and public relations purposes.
- Show evidence of success in their work as administrators.
THE FOLLOWING FIVE GATEWAY ASSESSMENT BENCHMARKS WILL BE USED TO ASSESS CANDIDATE PROGRESS THROUGHOUT THE ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION PROGRAM:
1. Conditional acceptance in the graduate program
2. Removal of conditions - full acceptance into the graduate program
a. G.P.A. 3.0 or better for first nine (9) graduate credit hours
b. Dispositions rated by Graduate Advisor. (minimum rating for any item on the scale no less than 2 and cumulative average no less than 3. Candidate may request a rating from a second professor in the event of an unacceptable rating by the advisor. In the event of discrepant ratings, a team, to include the advisor, the second professor, the department head and the student will meet and agree upon a course of action.)
3. Prior to clinical experience, complete at least 24 credit hours
a. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 with no more than one "C" grade in any course
b. Grade of "B" or better in courses required for certification and/or licensure
4. Prior to Graduation
a. See above G.P.A. and course requirements
b. Graduate portfolio scored by a three (3)-person portfolio committee consisting of advisor and two graduate faculty
5. Prior to Certification
a. Pass field experience (includes sit supervisor evaluations)
b. Pass appropriate licensure assessment
Practicing administrators collaborate with candidates and faculty in assessing performance during the internship experience. Each candidate must also submit a professional portfolio that documents knowledge, dispositions and performances related to each standard.
A team of faculty with expertise in educational administration assess the portfolio. Scores are monitored. Survey data from students, alumni and supervisors are collected and analyzed to assess administrative performance.