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Master of Education (M.Ed.), Administration and Supervision

Program Overview

The Master of Education in Administration and Supervision provides you with the foundational knowledge to become an outstanding administrator. Through online coursework, you’ll delve deep into vital subjects with experienced faculty and your education colleagues. Class conversations will range from strategic planning for a learner-focused educational system to policies, programs, and educational trends. This 36-credit hour degree leads to certification by the South Carolina Department of Education in elementary or secondary administration and aligns with the national standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). This program is uniquely designed to allow candidates to complete the requirements in an accelerated format.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

36

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 36
Program Type: M.Ed.
Location: Online
Time to Complete: 15 Months | 24 Months (extended completion track)
Start Date: Fall: August & October | Spring: January & March | Summer: May & June
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

As a student in this program you will gain knowledge and experience in administration and supervision at the K-6 level or the 7-12 level. Upon successful completion of this program and the certification requirements, you will be prepared for and recommended to the South Carolina Department of Education for administration and supervision certification.

Career Outlook

This program will prepare you to work as a principal, assistant principal, or curriculum specialist. The national average salary for a principal is $101,320. Our graduates are placed in schools in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. If you want to pursue further education, you will be qualified for an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. The Anderson University College of Education offers both of these programs.

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

As a student in this program you will gain knowledge and experience in administration and supervision at the K-6 level or the 7-12 level. Upon successful completion of this program and the certification requirements, you will be prepared for and recommended to the South Carolina Department of Education for administration and supervision certification.

Career Outlook

This program will prepare you to work as a principal, assistant principal, or curriculum specialist. The national average salary for a principal is $101,320. Our graduates are placed in schools in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. If you want to pursue further education, you will be qualified for an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree. The Anderson University College of Education offers both of these programs.

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official undergraduate transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program.

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Additional Admission Requirements

We only accept a professional teaching license (not initial, PACE, or Teach for America)

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is two (2) weeks before a term start date.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): Yes
Program Director:
Dr. Jeremy Watts
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
30 Credit Hours – Education Course Requirements | 6 Credit Hours – Internship
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