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The program for the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with a concentration in School Administration prepares educators for careers as school administrators. Program candidates learn to analyze data, evaluate instruction, improve student achievement, make strategic decisions, creatively solve problems, involve families in their children’s education, empower others, supervise staff, promote change, establish positive school culture, understand budgets, and manage resources. The program is nationally accredited by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and approved for administrative licensure by the Mississippi Department of Education. Graduates are prepared for a wide range of professional positions in education, including principal, assistant principal, coordinator, and director.
The program is designed to complement the professional lives of P-12 educators and can be completed in 14 months. The program can be completed on the Starkville or Meridian campuses, or online via the Center for Distance Education.
We are currently accepting applications thru May 1st, 2022 for the summer 2022 cohort.
To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, meet the basic requirements specified for graduate students at Mississippi State University, demonstrate interest in the mission of P-12 schools, and demonstrate academic proficiency based on the following indicators:
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale on the last half of the bachelor’s degree;
- letter of endorsement from current school administrator and two other letters of reference;
- statement of purpose;
- copy of valid teacher’s license;
- evidence of three years of teaching experience;
- current résumé; and