Department of Administration and Foundations
The Department of Educational Administration and Foundations is one of four departments in the College of Education. The Department offers programs leading to Masters Degree and Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration, and certifications in Principalship and Superintendency.
The purpose of the Educational Administration and Foundations program is to prepare individual who are competent, caring, committed and culturally responsive educators who possess a strong awareness of their responsibility to organize, lead and manage efficient and effective educational institutions.
Philosophical and Conceptual Framework
The primary philosophical goal of the Department is consistent with the urban programming mission of the University to produce a cadre of educators who are competent, caring, committed and culturally responsive to the urban needs of a diverse society through teaching, research and public service.
The Department of Educational Administration and Foundations offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Educational Administration. Also offered are programs leading to Professional certification in Educational Administration at The Principalship and Superintendency levels.
Master of Educational Administrations
The Master of Education in Educational Administration emphasizes the preparation of competent and caring individuals for the role of principal of elementary and secondary schools. The program focuses o helping potential administrators become more caring and culturally responsive in their approach to the solution of problems.
In keeping with the mission and vision of the University, great effort is made to prepare individuals who are caring and can serve effectively all children in society as well as development of quality and informed educators who are competent, and who can provide leadership in various areas of education.
Requirements for Certification
In addition to meeting the Graduate School’s requirements for admission, retentions, examinations, candidacy and graduations as listed elsewhere; the student shall
A comprehensive Examination will be administered to all students within six (6 hrs.) of graduation. Eligibility to take the Comprehensive examination, designed by the Educational Administration faculty will be determined by the advisor and Department chair. Passing the Comprehensive Examination with a score of 80 in the Major area. At the completion of 20 hours students may begin to take the TExES while in the program.
Dpartment of Educational Administration and Foundations provides a six hour internship experience to students pursuing professional certification in the Principalship and Superintendency levels. Students in this 30 hour program submit application for internship experience to the Internship and Field Supervisor who reviews the applications and assists students to various internship sites that maintain partnership with the department (See Internship brochure) for details.
The programs in Educational Administration are designed to develop, competent, caring committed and culturally responsive educators and individuals in the following areas:
Doctor of Educational Administration Program
The Department of Educational Administration and Foundations offers a program concentration leading to the Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Administration.
The policies governing admission to the Doctor of Education in the Department of Educational Administration are as follows
Students are admitted conditionally or unconditionally. Students admitted with specified conditions must remove their condition during the first semester upon admission.
Students who are admitted to the program must at the completion of the fifty hours or more be admitted to