Educational Administration: Area of Study in P-12 Educational Administration
M.Ed., Principal Endorsement
Degree: Master's Degree Program Type: Endorsement Course Type: Online Interest: Educational Administration

Primary emphasis is on the principles, processes and practical skills necessary for the leadership, organization and administration of educational institutions.

This program is offered completely online and is designed for students seeking administrative endorsement as an elementary (P-8) or secondary (7-12) principal.

Courses integrate School Leaders Licensure Standards to enable students to develop the principles, processes, and practical skills necessary for building-level administration and leadership.

Who Should Consider This Degree

  • if you are interested in studying educational administration in a P-12 environment
  • teachers wanting to become a school principal
  • teachers who need graduate hours for administrative certification requirements

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U.S. News and World Report Rankings2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings place this program 14th on the list of "Best Online Graduate Education Programs."


Tuition & Fees For Educational Administration: P-12

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

If you're interested in P-12 school leadership, you'll complete the M.Ed. degree and pursue either the P-8 or 7-12 principal endorsement.

A portfolio is developed at the completion of the program to both verify that the student meets the standards for administrative certification and to serve as the final examination for the degree.

NOTE: Beginning in fall 2014, Nebraska will require candidates for principal endorsement to complete a PRAXIS examination and, beginning in fall 2015, a 'passing score' must be met in order to receive the endorsement.

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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

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Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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