Master of Educational Administration (MEA)


The Master of Educational Administration (MEA) is a 30-hour program that meets the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requirements for certification as an elementary (K-8) or high school (7-12) building-level administrator (principal). Students in the MEA program must complete a 300-hour internship of which approximately half of the hours are completed during completion of the courses. The internship hours are completed in an approved school setting under the supervision of building administrator and a university supervisor. The courses in the program are designed so that students complete the DESE-required performance assessment administered by Educational Testing Service and the content assessment administered by Pearson Corporation.

This program meets all of the academic requirements for certification as a school principal by the State of Missouri.

You can attend classes at any of our convenient instructional sites* including:

* Not all classes offered at all locations. Talk to your advisor for additional satellite locations.

Learn and use the latest techniques with some of the finest professionals in the educational field. The accredited program is built with you in mind, from the class times, certification qualification and flexible subject programs that allow you to focus on your current role or your next position.

  • For more information regarding this graduate program, you may access the Graduate Bulletin.

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