MPA Concentration in Educational Administration

The UM-Flint WebPlus Weekend/Online Program in Educational Administration is designed to provide a high-quality experience to full-time, working educators. A unique blend of face-to-face interaction and convenient online coursework provides teachers, administrators, and aspiring administrators the tools and concepts necessary for successful administration and an informed perspective on the range of problems confronting K-12 education.

Monthly Saturday visits on the Flint campus are combined with coursework that can be done from the convenience of a home computer connected to the Internet. In addition, a clinical experience is organized in the student’s current school setting.

After completion of the two-year, 39-credit hour program, students are awarded a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan’s nationally recognized Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. The MPA concentration in Educational Administration is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for Principal Preparation.

Required Courses and Course Sequence

Fall (First Year) – 6 credits
PUB 500: Policy, Politics, and Public Administration (3)
PUB 567/EDL 531: The Principalship (3)

Winter (First Year) – 7 credits
PUB 582/EDE 502: Schools and Communities (3)
PUB 563/EDL 520: Introduction to School Law (3)
PUB 550/EDL 510: Leadership Theory and Practice (1)

Spring/Summer (First Year) – 7 credits
PUB 594: Grant Research and Writing (3)
PUB 566/EDL 529: Curriculum Development (3)
PUB 550/EDL 510: Leadership Theory and Practice (1)

Fall (Second Year) – 6 credits
PUB 508: Evaluation of Services and Programs (3)
PUB 564/EDL 525: School Finance (3)

Winter (Second Year) – 7 credits
PUB 592/EDL 660: Clinical Experience in School Administration (3)
PUB 568/EDL 540: Instructional Practice and Evaluation (3)
PUB 550/EDL 510: Leadership Theory & Practice (1)

Spring/Summer (Second Year) – 6 credits
PUB 593: Practicum in Research Design (3)
PUB 501: Administrative Organization and Behavior (3)

Total Credit Hours: 39