Master of School Administration (MSA)
The Master of School Administration (MSA) program seeks to develop highly qualified school administrators who are effective Professional Educational Leaders and Decision-makers. The program is driven by our conceptual framework and promotes excellence in teaching as its primary responsibility to meet the needs of students and citizens of the state, nation, and world. The program of study closely links theory to practice in order to positively impact students' learning.
Positive Impact on Student Learning and Development
Candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to positively impact students through the completion of a Positive Impact Project that is collaborative, data-driven, and grounded in research.
Candidates will be able to improve opportunities for teachers to develop leadership skills and roles though the completion of a Distributive Leadership Project action plan that is collaborative, data-driven, and grounded in research.
Candidates will be able to complete an action plan designed to improve family and community involvement.
Candidates will be able to analyze an organizational budget case study, and will develop a plan to improve the functioning of the school organization.
School Culture and Safety
Candidates will be able to demonstrate understanding of the complexities of school culture and safety through the development of an action plan designed to improve the culture and safety of the school.
Candidates will be able to solve real-world school problems and demonstrate school leadership skills through the completion of a School Improvement Project.