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

Degree Requirements

ED_LPA 8409Learning, Curriculum and Assessment for School Leaders3
ED_LPA 8410Learning Cultures3
ED_LPA 8411Professional Development for Learning3
ED_LPA 8412School Improvement3
ED_LPA 8416Foundations of School Leadership3
ED_LPA 8418Supervision for Learning Environments3
ED_LPA 8430School Law and Finance for Principal Leadership3
ED_LPA 8431Leadership for Data-Driven Change3
ED_LPA 7408Introduction to Ethics and PK-12 Policymaking3
ED_LPA 9481Internship in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis3

Internship Requirement

Students may become eligible for both elementary and secondary level principal certifications by completing two internships. This is gained over three semesters and one hour of internship per semester (a total of 3 graduate hours).  To be eligible for PK-12 building level certifications, 300 internship hours must be completed.  Specific activities and expectations are provided to students by their internship advisor.   

A new cohort begins every summer.

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
ED_LPA 84093ED_LPA 84103ED_LPA 84163
ED_LPA 84113ED_LPA 84123ED_LPA 84183
ED_LPA 94811ED_LPA 94811ED_LPA 84313
 7 7 9
Second Year
  ED_LPA 74083
  ED_LPA 84303
  ED_LPA 94811
Total Credits: 30

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Thesis/Non-Thesis Requirements

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


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. 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 Graduate School 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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