Jul 10, 2020  
NSU Catalog 2019-2020 
NSU Catalog 2019-2020

Leadership and Administration (MSEd)

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The school administration program prepares school service personnel for leadership roles in PK-12 school administration. Specialized courses foster development of the analytic and scientific inquiry skills needed by school administrators- including management, public relations, curriculum development and supervision.

Courses provide the background for certification in a wide range of administrative positions. Schools accredited by North Central Association (NCA) require at least 45 hours of graduate credit (including a master's degree) for a principalship. These requirements may be completed at Northern State University. Admission to the leadership and administration program requires one year of full-time PK-12 teaching experience in an accredited school. Three years of verified teaching experience is required for licensure in South Dakota.

Career directions: public and private school administration, graduate study.

Educational Prerequisites: One-year full-time PK-12 teaching experience.

Foundation Courses (6 credits)

Research Option (3 credits)

Internship (2 credits)

  • 1-8 credits (1 credit - elementary [K-8] and 1 credit - secondary [7-12] for this program)

Total: 35 credits

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