ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Northwestern College’s graduate school has added another track to its Master of Education offerings: educational administration.
The curriculum is offered entirely online and automatically includes the requirements for earning a PK-12 principal and supervisor of special education endorsement. Registration is open now; the next eight-week term begins July 2.
Northwestern’s new educational administration M.Ed. is one of just six similar programs offered by Iowa colleges and universities and the least expensive. It’s designed to prepare graduates for positions as a principal or supervisor of special education. It includes courses in learning environments and assessment, operations management, education law and ethics, and engagement with parents and the broader community.
The 37-credit program is aligned with the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL). Students who complete the program will be automatically recommended to the state for principal endorsement certification.