Master of Education in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification Online

Rise to the highest educational positions and make a greater impact on today's students. Designed to meet your academic and professional goals, this flexible online program prepares you to sit for the Oklahoma principal and/or superintendent certification exam.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification

This unique online graduate/post-graduate accredited program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University broadens your understanding of legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public education and equips you with the professional framework to manage school facilities, finance, resource allocations and up-to-date technologies. You will also gain a strong vision of the future of education through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development as well as positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Taught via 100% online coursework, this unique graduate/post-graduate program broadens your understanding of legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public education and equips you with the professional framework to manage school facilities, finance, resource allocations, and up-to-date technologies. You will also gain a strong vision of the future of education through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development, and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Graduates of this online program will be academically prepared for the Oklahoma principal certification exam and the Oklahoma superintendent certification exam.

**Please note that this program prepares students to sit for the principal and superintendent certification exams in Oklahoma. The process that leads to certification is not integrated into the program. Qualified graduates must register, take and pass all required exams and apply for Principal and/or Superintendent Certification(s) independently.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma Principal certification exam
  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma Superintendent certification exam
  • Supplies students with an understanding of legal regulations as they relate to administration of public schools and school districts
  • Provides understanding and the ability to address and manage facilities, finance, resource allocations, resource management, and technology for the school and school district
  • Develop and steward a vision through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development and establishing good working relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents and external stakeholders
  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma Principal certification exam
  • Prepares students and meets the educational requirements set for students to take the Oklahoma Superintendent certification exam
  • Supplies students with an understanding of legal regulations as they relate to administration of public schools and school districts
  • Provides understanding and the ability to address and manage facilities, finance, resource allocations, resource management, and technology for the school and school district
  • Develop and steward a vision through collaboration, personal evaluation, growth and development and establishing good working relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents and external stakeholders

As a graduate of this online program, you will be prepared for high-level, educational leadership roles within a campus or district setting, including:

  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Higher-level management positions within a campus or school district
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Higher-level management positions within a campus or school district

Other online education programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other programs in addition to the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification online. Check out all our master of education online degree programs.

Total Tuition, Including Fees $12,600*
Duration As few as 18 months
Credit Hours 45

Accreditation

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Southeastern’s educational leadership and school counseling programs are accredited by the Commission of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). For more information, contact Dr. Stewart Mayers, Director of Teacher Education, 580-745-2640 or [email protected].

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Tuition

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $12,600*
Per Credit Hour $280

Calendar

Know the important dates for our students

At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Know the requirements for our online Principal & Superintendent certification program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.Ed. and post-graduate certification programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • No GRE Required

If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

Before applying, check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state.

To meet the admission requirements for the full M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND one professional letter of recommendation from a current administrator AND a packet consisting of a current resume demonstrating two years of teaching experience, one professional letter of recommendation, and a letter of application that outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

To meet the admission requirements for the Superintendent Certification only, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Principal certification
  • Minimum of two years of work experience as a campus administrator

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    1. Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    2. Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    1. For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    2. For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    3. You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor's degree from an English-speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Advance your knowledge with these online Educational Leadership classes

For the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification online, you will complete a total of 15 courses equaling 45 credit hours. Students seeking the Superintendent Certification only will complete a total of five courses equaling 15 credit hours.

Students in the full M.Ed. in Educational Leadership – Principal & Superintendent Certification online program need to complete the following 15 courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of research methodology and literature related to solving educational problems and improving the learning process.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The examination of the curriculum worker's task of helping teachers to attain and maintain a desirable learning and teaching situation for both elementary and secondary school students.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of the history, theories, principles and practices in school administration.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An exploration of the need for presenting factual information and communication through collaboration with all school and community stakeholders.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The examination of theory, research and evolving concepts which have practical implication for supervision of all facets of instruction in schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal regulations as they relate to the administration of public schools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will address facilities, finance, resource allocations, resource management, and technology for the principal.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores the use of a range of formal and informal assessment methods to plan for instruction, to monitor and evaluate student progress, to involve students in the assessment process, and to report student achievement to various audiences.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course uses the framework of a school improvement plan to provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of leadership and data-based school improvement. This course uses the framework of a school improvement plan to provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of leadership and data-based school improvement.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides opportunities for candidates to demonstrate and apply the knowledge, abilities and dispositions necessary to administer, develop, evaluate, implement, communicate and plan for the responsibilities of school leadership. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Sources of school finance, control of expenditures, and general principles of financial administration.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A two-semester (6 hours) commitment of hands-on experience for the prospective superintendent under the direct supervision of a practicing school superintendent or assistant superintendent.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Administrative and legal issues working with special populations in schools such as special education, bilingual education, ESL, gifted and talented, and federal programs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An extension of public school law dealing with state and federal regulations, statutes, and cases most affecting the management of school boards and central office personnel.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the opportunities to candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge abilities, and dispositions through hands-on experience for the prospective superintendent under the direct supervision of a practicing school superintendent or assistant superintendent.
Students seeking Superintendent Certification only need to complete the following five courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Sources of school finance, control of expenditures, and general principles of financial administration.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will be an overview of practical day to day responsibilities of a school superintendent.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of auxiliary services for public school districts including: transportation, food service management, maintenance, custodial services, purchasing, and other related support services to the management of a school district.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An extension of public school law dealing with state and federal regulations, statutes, and cases most affecting the management of school boards and central office personnel.
Duration: 16 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the opportunities to candidates to demonstrate and apply knowledge abilities, and dispositions through hands-on experience for the prospective superintendent under the direct supervision of a practicing school superintendent or assistant superintendent.

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