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Northwest Missouri State University


Master of Science in Education

Educational Leadership - K-12*

The mission of the Department of Professional Education is to prepare school leaders skilled in facilitation, motivation and communication to meet the needs of students, faculty and communities experiencing a world in perpetual and dynamic change. The department prepares educational leaders to empower the school's various publics in developing a vision for the school, directing the school and meeting the school's day-to-day challenges. The department prepares school leaders to be ethical, to recognize the basic human dignity of each individual and to promote life-long learning and self-improvement in themselves and in those for whom they are responsible.

The Professional Education programs at Northwest have been recognized as innovative and outstanding by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. These programs have also been reviewed and accredited by NCATE and DESE.

*Contact Dr. Edmonds if you already have elementary or secondary certification and would like to add the additional certification.

Admission Requirements

The Department of Professional Education at Northwest Missouri State University has a rich history of producing highly qualified candidates for Missouri school districts.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Writing assessment/leadership inventory
  • GRE combined score of 280 on the verbal and quantitative sections with a minimum of 150 on verbal section of the revised GRE (previously 700 combined) and at least a 3.5 on the writing sample section if less than two years certified teaching experience in an accredited school OR departmental assessment (given locally at no cost)
  • Three letters of reference

Department Contact

Dr. Carole Edmonds
Department of Professional Education 
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001
Phone: 660.562.1231
Email: cake@nwmissouri.edu

Dr. Carole Edmonds

 

Core Requirements
   61-695 Philosophy of Education OR
      61-649 Issues in Education 3
   61-682 Improvement of Instruction Through Action Research 2
   61-683 Action Research Paper  1
Core Total 6
Subject Field Requirements
  61-610 Special Topics: School Finance for Principals 1
  61-610 Special Topics: Technology for School Administrators 1
  61-630 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
  61-631 School Supervision 3
  61-633 Curriculum Design 3
  61-665 School Law 3
  61-688 The Principalship 3
  61-694 Practicum in Elementary School Administration & Supervision 3
  Min. of 3 hrs in education courses focused on admin. & supervision 3
Subject Field Total 23
Electives 3
Program Total 32

 

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To fulfill all requirements for class enrollment, please register at least 3 weeks in advance. Order your books early from the Bearcat Bookstore.