Online Master of Educational Administration

>Online Master of Educational Administration

The Master of Educational Administration (MEA) is a 30-hour program that meets the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requirements for certification as a K – 12 building-level administrator (principal). Students in the MEA program must complete a 300-hour internship of which approximately half of the hours are accomplished during completion of the courses. The internship hours are completed in an approved school setting under the supervision of building administrator and a university supervisor. The courses in the program are designed so that students complete the DESE-required MPEA performance assessment and the content assessment required for certification which is administered by Pearson Corporation.

There is also a track option for Special Education Director! This track is intended for Missouri certified special education teachers.

Learn and use the latest techniques with some of the finest professionals in the educational field. The accredited program is built with you in mind, from the class times, certification qualification and flexible subject programs that allow you to focus on your current role or your next position.

This program meets the academic requirements for K-12 principal certification through Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Students pursing the Master in Educational Administration will need a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience to pursue principal certification.

Career Opportunities

  • Principal/ Building Level Administrator
  • Special Education Director

Program Features

  • Learn professional administrative methods from a Christ-centered perspective.
  • Enroll in flexible courses built with teachers in mind; Gain field experience through internship hours.

For more details on this online graduate degree at Missouri Baptist University, please contact the Office of Online & Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or