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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Administration and Supervision, MEd

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Graduate Program Coordinator:
Dr. Ann Hilliard

The Master of Education in School Administration and Supervision is designed to prepare school personnel for positions as school principals and/or instructional supervisors. The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and meets the Maryland State Department of Education certification requirements. The program leads to full certification as a Level I principal and supervisor in grades Pre K-12. Emphasis is placed on the role of the principal and the supervisor with regard to leadership, organization, communication, and change and sustenance of existing systems as they pertain to human, technical and managerial skills. The program provides scientific approaches to identifying and solving problems school administrators and supervisors face in the educational setting. Skills and experiences necessary to assume leadership roles in school administration and supervision are provided in the program.

Admission to the Program

Applicants should submit a completed application to Graduate Admissions, Office of Enrollment. The application must include a resume of professional experiences and proof of the following:

  1. A bachelor’s degree that included appropriate education pedagogy
  2. Certification at the appropriate grade level
  3. Three years of successful teaching experience
  4. A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s present supervisor
  5. A grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Program Goals and Objectives

The program makes provisions for the candidate to acquire:

  1. Broad knowledge of school curriculum
  2. Skill sets essential to guiding classroom instructional practices and procedures
  3. Administrative and supervisory knowledge and skills
  4. Knowledge and skills related to group dynamics
  5. Knowledge and skills related to school community relations
  6. Knowledge of school law
  7. Increased comprehension of the foundations of education
  8. An interdisciplinary conceptualization of the role of the school and the society it services
  9. Skills in research techniques in the interpretation and evaluation of research developments related to school administration and supervision

The following specific program objectives have been formulated to enable the student to develop in the following ways:

  1. Acquire broad and comprehensive knowledge of leadership
  2. Acquire knowledge of the current principles of learning as they are applied to classroom practices, procedures, assessment and management
  3. Acquire knowledge of traditional and technological techniques, practices, and procedures related to personnel utilization and management
  4. Acquire a broad and comprehensive knowledge of group dynamics which emphasizes personal and interpersonal skills in problem-solving and decision-making
  5. Acquire knowledge of techniques, practices, and procedures related to supervision
  6. Acquire knowledge of how the curriculum is developed, organized, implemented, and evaluated
  7. Acquire an understanding of the necessity of and the procedures for developing and maintaining an effective school community
  8. Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a group in applying problem-solving skills as they are related to case studies in education
  9. Acquire skills in research techniques and the use of various forms of assessment in the interpretation and evaluation of best practices in school administration and supervision
  10. Acquire a broad knowledge of leadership and the importance of reflections and theory in determining practice
  11. Demonstrate skills in the accumulation and preparation of material designed to evaluate the educational program of a school
  12. Acquire increased understanding of/or pursue special interests in other disciplines to better comprehend the function of curriculum and instruction
  13. Acquire legal concepts and developments related to the professional lives of public school teachers and administrators
  14. Acquire and demonstrate the traditional and technological knowledge and skills necessary for the fiscal management of a school
  15. Acquire an increased comprehension of the psychological and philosophical foundations and implications of education as they apply to current educational problems
  16. Demonstrate skills in gathering and analyzing educational research
  17. Demonstrate the application of research knowledge and skills by planning and writing a seminar paper as defined by the School of Education, Bowie State University
  18. Acquire an increased comprehension of the historical and sociological foundations and implications for education as they apply to current educational problems
  19. Acquire and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate technology in instruction and administration
  20. Acquire an interdisciplinary conceptualization of the role of the school and the society it serves, including special needs and multicultural and global populations
  21. Demonstrate the ability to interpret the curriculum to students and parents and to involve parents and students in the process of curriculum change

The program consists of the following 41 semester hours:

Total 41 Credits

Culminating courses:

The student must have completed all coursework and satisfactorily passed the Comprehensive Examination before admission to these courses.


The student normally takes School Administration, and School Supervision, as basic courses; followed by School Law, School and Community Relations, the curriculum courses, School Finance, and Introduction to Research. Upon completion of 24 hours, excluding Seminars I and II in School Administration and Supervision, and Practicums I and II for Administration and Supervision, and Advancement to Candidacy, the student will be eligible to sit for the Comprehensive Examination. Upon successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination, students are eligible to register for the concluding seminar and practicum courses.

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