Educational Administration

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
 
StudyQA ranking:4853 Duration:24 months

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Educational Administration with specializations in the following: * Elementary Education
* Secondary Education

The elementary specialization in Educational Administration meets the requirements for endorsement as a principal in South Dakota. Those seeking to complete the requirements for the principalship will have very limited flexibility in the coursework taken. See below for the coursework. These requirements are designed to meet the ELCC Standards as required by law.
The secondary specialization in Educational Administration meets the requirements for endorsement as a principal in South Dakota. Those seeking to complete the requirements for the principalship will have very limited flexibility in the coursework taken. See below for the coursework. These requirements are designed to meet the ELCC Standards as required by law.

The South Dakota State Board of Education requires that in order to be endorsed, individuals must have three years of verified teaching experience on a valid teaching certificate in a K-12 school, one year of which includes classroom experience or direct services to student.

Students are able to choose from either a program in which only coursework is required or a program in which they must complete a research project. If a student elects to take only course work (Plan C), the student must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours in order to graduate. If the research option is chosen, the student must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours including EDER 788 Research Problems (Plan B).

Courses include - Elementary Education Specialization:

* Introduction to School Administration
* The Principalship
* Elementary Principalship Practicum
* Supervision
* School Finance
* School Law
* Community and Public Relations
* Current Issues in Education
* Effective Teaching: Theory Into Practice
* Curriculum: Theory Into Practice
* Elementary Curriculum Practicum
* Informational Literacy

Courses include - Secondary Education Specialization

* Introduction to School Administration
* The Principalship
* Secondary Principalship Practicum
* Supervision
* School Finance
* School Law
* Internship
* Community and Public Relations
* Current Issues in Education
* Effective Teaching: Theory Into Practice
* Curriculum: Theory Into Practice
* Secondary Curriculum Practicum
* Informational Literacy

Applicants must provide a resumé, goal statement, and two letters of professional reference to Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. Once all material is received, it is reviewed by the Department. Students are assigned an admission status of unconditional, conditional or not admitted. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.

Accreditation

South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

* Dedicated faculty and staff
* Quality new facilities
* Excellent student leadership
* Shared governance
* Partnerships with local community
* Robust and Integrated assessment program
* Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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