Education Administration - Curriculum & Supervision Option, M.Ed.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 34

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M315 Q203 (M316 blended/online)

Thesis Option

Thesis Required Courses
EACS 5233The Organization of Education3
EACS 5543School Level Instructional Leadership3
EACS 5573Supervision of Instruction3
EACS 5263Education and the Law3
EACS 5980Research For Master'S Thesis4
Thesis Core Courses
Foundation Core
Choose one of the following:3
Sociology of Education
Latinas/os and Education
Girls, Women, and Educational Studies
Issues in Contemporary American Education
History of U.S. Education
Choose one of the following:3
EIPT 5163
(for elementary principals)
EIPT 5173
(for secondary principals)
Educational Psychology of Human Development
Research Course
Choose one course as approved by thesis advisor3
Thesis Electives
Choose 9 hours of courses from the Thesis Electives list as approved by the graduate liaison and EACS advisor9
Total Credit Hours34

Non-Thesis Option

Non-Thesis Required Courses
EACS 5233The Organization of Education3
EACS 5343Financial Leadership in the Schools3
EACS 5543School Level Instructional Leadership3
EACS 5403Inquiry for Performance Improvement3
EACS 5573Supervision of Instruction3
EACS 5263Education and the Law3
EACS 5693Technology in Educational Administration3
EACS 5333Politics in Educational Administration3
EACS 5923Principal Internship3
Non-Thesis Electives
Choose 9 hours of electives as approved by the graduate liaison and EACS advisor9
Total Credit Hours36

Note: Students who successfully complete the non-thesis program are eligible for OU endorsement for principal certification in Oklahoma.

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.

Thesis Electives Course List

Electives may include the following courses; other electives may count if approved by the thesis adviser.

EACS 5343Financial Leadership in the Schools3
EACS 5593Principal Leadership3
EACS 5623School and Staff Development Management3
EACS 5693Technology in Educational Administration3
EACS 6123Administrative and Organizational Theory3
EACS 6213Policy Evaluation3
EACS 6223Policy Planning and Development in Education3
EACS 6253Financing Education3
EACS 6263Educational and Community Relations3
EACS 6273Personnel Administration in Education3
EACS 6663Special Education Law3
EACS 6970Post-Master's Seminar2-4