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Educational Administration, Master of Arts

Educational Administration, Master of Arts

Be a vital leader in establishing a quality educational program for the challenges of today’s society.

The Ursuline College Educational Administration program prepares individuals to function as principle-centered leaders in a school setting, focusing on the unique challenges facing both public and nonpublic schools.

The program emphasis includes:

  • working with others through the development of positive relationships
  • identifying values and operating out of a value-based system
  • developing personal and professional skills necessary for effective leadership
  • understanding and integrating knowledge required for leading an effective school

This emphasis includes the unique mission and philosophy of both public and private education; leadership and management; curriculum and instruction; personnel and resource management; contract as well as state law; funding and fundraising along with state and federal funding; and educational theories within the unique environment of the private and nonpublic school.

Be a vital leader in establishing a quality educational program for the challenges of today’s society.

The Ursuline College Educational Administration program prepares individuals to function as principle-centered leaders in a school setting, focusing on the unique challenges facing both public and nonpublic schools.

The program emphasis includes:

  • working with others through the development of positive relationships
  • identifying values and operating out of a value-based system
  • developing personal and professional skills necessary for effective leadership
  • understanding and integrating knowledge required for leading an effective school

This emphasis includes the unique mission and philosophy of both public and private education; leadership and management; curriculum and instruction; personnel and resource management; contract as well as state law; funding and fundraising along with state and federal funding; and educational theories within the unique environment of the private and nonpublic school.

Educational research indicates that the principal of a school is vital in establishing a quality educational program for the challenges of today’s society. The leadership necessary for quality school administration calls for a unique preparation. Integral to the program is the emphasis on a shared mission and vision for the school. The mission and vision are developed in collaboration with the school community and are implemented by the administration, faculty and staff of the school. Students in the program experience collaborative interactions with faculty, experienced school administrators in both private and public schools, and their colleagues in a variety of classes, seminars and field work opportunities.

There are over 265 Ursuline College graduates serving as administrators in the Northeastern Ohio Area, including 31 graduates who were named to new administrative positions for the 2013-2014 school year.

Presently, there is a need for highly qualified administrators in the state of Ohio. Joining the Ursuline program will help you to become an administrator in the near future.

Students with an Educational Administration License can obtain the following positions: 

High School Principal
High School Assistant Principal
High School Dean of Students
High School Administrative
High School Student Activities Coordinator
High School Athletic Director
High School Department Chairperson
High School Summer School Principal
High School Summer School Assistant Principal
Middle School Principal
Middle School Assistant Principal
Middle School Administrative Assistant
Middle School Athletic Director
Middle School Department Chairperson
Elementary School Principal
Elementary School Assistant Principal
Elementary School Grade Level Chair
Pre-School Program Director
District Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Special Education Supervisor
Special Education Coordinator
College Dean of Students

There are over 265 Ursuline Graduates functioning in administrative positions in the Northeastern Ohio area. The following is just a sample of the schools and school districts where they are serving:

Archbishop Hoban High School
Beachwood City Schools
Beaumont High School
Berea City Schools
Bedford City Schools
Benedictine High School
Chagrin Falls Schools
Chardon City Schools
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools
Elyria Catholic High School
Euclid City Schools
Fairport Harbor Schools
Garfield Heights City Schools
Kenston Local Schools
Lakewood City Schools
Madison Local Schools
Mayfield City Schools
Mentor City Schools
Newbury City Schools
Nordonia Hills City Schools
North Olmsted City Schools
North Royalton City Schools
Orange City Schools
Our Lady of the Elms High School
Painesville City Schools
Padua High School
Perry Local Schools
Riverside Local Schools
Shaker Heights City Schools
South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools
St. Joseph Academy
St. Peter Chanel
Stow-Monroe Falls City Schools
Trinity High School
Westlake City Schools
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools
Positive Education Program
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School

Required Courses Credit Hours
ED 500 Principles of Educational Administration and Leadership I
ED 505 Principles of Supervision
ED 509 Field Experience I
ED 520 Instructional Leadership
ED 530 Curriculum Development
ED 536 School Climate
ED 550 Philosophies of Education
ED 554 Issues and Problems of the Public School Principal – 3 Credit Hours or – ED 555 History of American Catholic Education
ED 560 Educational Research
ED 570 School Law
ED 590 Integrating Seminar in Administration


Post-Master Licensure Courses 

ED 510 Principles of Educational Administration and Leadership II
ED 519 Field Experience II/Internship
ED 531 Curriculum Leadership
ED 541 Pupil Personnel Services
ED 549 Professional Staff Development
ED 570 School Finance

  • Dr. James Connell, Advisor
  • Sr./Dr. Rosemary Hocevar
  • Mr. Robert Hunt
  • Dr. Patricia Nugent

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