Educational Administration (MED)


Educational Administration, MEd

36 cr

The Department of Educational Administration offers graduate degree programs in P-12 educational administration and in a number of specialties in higher education.


Faculty members are experienced administrators, curriculum specialists, and college administrators who are dedicated to preparing students for rewarding and fulfilling careers in educational administration.

The focus of this program is P-12 school leadership, leading to Administrative certification.

In lieu of a minor, students completing as Option II are required to complete two College of Education and Human Sciences courses (6 Credits) outside the Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. (ie: EDPS, EDAD, NHS, SECD, CYAF, or TMFD)

Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

  • Resume
  • Essay:
    1. Nebraska's EDAD P-12 leadership program is built around the school leader as a Visionary Thinker, Reflective Learner, and Servant Leader. Explain what these core competencies mean to you and how your experiences and aspirations align with them.
    2. P-12 leadership is increasingly dynamic and complex. Describe what you see as the most significant problems, challenges, or opportunities facing P-12 education today and how your experiences, knowledge and background prepared you to deal with such challenges as a P-12 leader.
  • Other Uploads:  1) Upload a current Nebraska teaching license or equivalent. 2) Provide evidence of at least two years of teaching experience at the level of endorsement sought.
  • References: Provide names and contact information for three academic or professional references.

Admission Application Deadlines

April 1 for Summer.

Graduate Chair

Elizabeth Niehaus

Support Staff

Cindy DeRyke

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