The School Administration specialization permits doctoral candidates with previous study in administration to update and deepen their professional preparation in the theory, research and practice of management and leadership for educational, government, human resource development, and social service settings. Each student's program is individually designed, subject to approval by his/her advisor, so as to accommodate the student's previous study and his/her career goals, while building on the Urban Education core.
Students desiring to pursue career goals in school administration must have a Master’s degree in elementary or secondary administration or the equivalent.
- Develop school leaders for a global society
- Provide a comprehensive exploration of urban school issues and resolutions
- Prepare students to conduct rigorous research and critically analyze existing research on school leadership
- Prepare students to assist in the development and implementation of local, state, and federal school policies
School administration graduates are prepared to work in K-12 schools, colleges, universities, non-profits, and with federal and state departments of education. Examples of career opportunities include:
- College or university faculty
- School district superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, directors of research, curriculum supervisors, directors of special education
- Developers of charter schools
- Professional positions with the Ohio Department of Education, charitable foundations and with the U.S. Department of Education
Admission Term: Applications for admission are processed for Fall semester only
Application Deadline: First Monday in February
Prerequisites: Master's Degree.
GRE Requirement: Required.
Letters of Recommendation: Required and a statement of purpose along with the resume.
Degree Completion Requirements
The School Administration specialization requires as a prerequisite a master’s degree in administration and leads to a state license for various administrative positions.
REQUIRED (8 CREDITS)
- ADM 831 - Implemtg Pub Policy in Sch/Uni
- ADM 889 - Adv Seminar in Administration
AT LEAST 12 ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS SELECTED FROM COURSES SUCH AS:
- ALD 606 - Mod Higher Edu in Changing Soc
- ALD 645 - Organizatl Behavior & Change
- ADM 618 - Staff Personnel Administration
- ADM 642 - Collective Bargaining/Con Mgmt
- ADM 643 - School Finance & Economics
- ADM 652 - Sch Bus Management/Facilities
- ADM 674 - Special Education Law
- ADM 676 - Clin Supervision/Profess Devel
- ADM 677 - Legal and Policy Issues in Education
- ADM 811 - The School Superintendency
- ADM 830 - Evaluating Educational Policy Making at the Federal and State Levels
- ADM 833 - Seminar in Urban Education