Master’s in School Administration, MA
The Master of Arts in School Administration meets the needs of students seeking initial certification as a school principal.
This affordable program offers flexible schedules to help you advance in your career while managing the competing demands of your busy life.
Initial Certification, School Principal
The Lindenwood University school principal preparation program is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The College of Education and Human Services is also a member in good standing of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
The program stresses reflective leadership to foster effective schools. Skills taught prepare you to assume leadership roles in instruction, management, supervision, and problem solving in a creative and effective manner. To receive the initial principal administration certificate in Missouri, you must hold a valid professional initial teaching certificate and have had two years of teaching experience.
Lindenwood University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1921.
Lindenwood’s online, flexible degrees enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.
Program at a Glance
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Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.
Education of the Exceptional Child
This prerequisite course allows the student to develop an understanding of the unique characteristics, strengths, and challenges of children classified as exceptional. An historical and legal overview of the field of special education will be presented as well as current trends, issues and best practices for educating children with exceptionalities in a contemporary setting.
Foundations of Educational Administration
This course will enable the student to develop an understanding for the role of the administrator in education. Topics include federal, state, and local governance in education, models of administrative practices, planning, and problem-solving techniques and communication skills.
Visionary and Innovative Leadership
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to create and implement a shared vision to guide continuous school improvement. The course will also provide the knowledge and skills to create and maintain an effective professional growth plan.
Employment and Labor Law
Professional-level examination of law as applied to employment issues. Topics include equal employment, affirmative action, employment-at-will, constructive and unlawful discharge, wage and hours issues, mandatory benefits, safety and workers compensation, protected classes, disability issues, workplace accommodation, labor relations, and record keeping requirements.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.