For either your MS in Education or your MS in Educational Administration, you will need to take 36 credit hours, complete a master's project, attend and evaluate two graduate-level exit conferences, and successfully deliver a presentation at a departmental exit conference. Both programs also require that you take many of the same core classes, including Philosophical studies in Education and Educational Research Methodology. This ensures that you have the philosophical foundations and research skills you need to succeed in today's educational environment.
The MS in Educational Administration features a concentration in Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development. The MS Educational Administration degree feeds into 4 licensure programs offered by Franciscan. These licensure areas include Administrative Specialist,
Principal (Ages 3-14), Principal (Ages 8-21), and Superintendent. Additional coursework (available through Franciscan University) beyond the MS Educational Administration requirement of 36 semester hours is necessary if you would like to obtain any of these licenses as per state regulations.