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Master of Science in Education (MSE) - School Administration

Earn your Master of Science in Education in this completely online program. Available degree programs include:

About the Program

  • Completely online
  • Economical and convenient
  • State accredited
  • Program standards, conceptual framework and outcomes are aligned with requirements contained in Nebraska Department of Education Rules 21 and 24.
  • Meets the standards for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA).



Prepare for a career as:

  • School Principal
  • Supervisor
  • Department Head
  • Activities Director
  • Other Administrative Position 

Focus Area Option: Athletic Administration

The athletic administration focus area is an option that can be added to any of the school administration options (PK-8, 7-12, or PK-12). The program leads to an endorsement for principal but has additional coursework in athletic administration, preparing graduates for a career as a school activities director.

Endorsement Programs

If you already have your Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, School Administration or your content area from an accredited institution, you may be eligible for an Endorsement Program.

  • 7-12 (36 credit hours)
  • 7-12 (9 credit hours)
  • PK-8 (36 credit hours)
  • PK-12 (45 credit hours) 

The credit hours given above are merely a guideline; some students may need more, some less. You will work with your advisor to develop a program of study that best fits your interests and career path. 


Upon degree or endorsement completion, the student should contact WSC Certification Officer Phyllis Spethman at 402-375-7373, Brandenburg Education Building Room 208, to process the additional administrative endorsement level to his or her teaching certificate.

The Nebraska Department of Education, beginning September 2015, required successful completion of the Praxis II Exam #5411 Educational Leadership for the Principal Endorsement. Our program of study is designed to prepare you for such a test, but performance on that test may depend on many issues beyond the control of our department, including but not limited to prior professional educational knowledge, teaching and administrative experiences, test taking skills, and the candidate’s retention of course material.

Admission Criteria

  1. Completed Admissions Application 
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Recommendation Form

How to Apply

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