EdSp in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with Emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration, Secondary Principal, Certification

Degree Requirements

ED_LPA 8417Site-Level Organization and Leadership3
ED_LPA 8419Structures and Processes for Effective Schools3
ED_LPA 8423Advanced Leadership for Learning Environments3
ED_LPA 8424Education Politics and Policymaking3
ED_LPA 8431Leadership for Data-Driven Change3
ED_LPA 9424Superintendent: Instructional Leadership3
ED_LPA 9429Superintendent: Communication, Team Leadership3
ED_LPA 9430Superintendent: Fiscal, Legal Leadership3
ED_LPA 9461Ethics in Education3

Internship Requirement

 The internship experience required by ELPA for graduation and recommendation to the MO DESE for secondary principal certification is gained over two semesters and two hours of coursework per semester (a total of 4 graduate hours).  The internship requires 250 on-site hours and 50 in-class hours (to be provided within each building leadership class).  Specific activities and expectations are provided to students by their internship advisor.  

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ED_LPA 84233ED_LPA 84193ED_LPA 84173
ED_LPA 94293ED_LPA 84243ED_LPA 94303
ED_LPA 94613ED_LPA 84313 
ED_LPA 9481 (Taken over several semesters)4ED_LPA 94243 
 13 12 6
Total Credits: 31

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Qualifying

Contact department for more information.

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Comprehensive Examination Process

Upon completion of course work and during the semester of graduation, all students must take and pass a capstone exam. 

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Admissions

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the EdSp in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.  Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

For application instructions, see:  https://education.missouri.edu/educational-leadership-policy-analysis/degrees-programs/pk-12-administration/

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