The Master of School Administration (MSA) is designed to prepare individuals to become school leaders. Program studies include a significant service-learning component. ECU Faculty deliver MSA course content in an instructional environment that encourages and supports students to serve as problem-solvers, communicators, innovators, collaborators, and change agents in their respective schools and school districts. A supportive school and district setting is essential for MSA students as they immerse themselves into these service-learning experiences.
The MSA is offered in regional cohorts via a hybrid model as a part-time evening program for working professionals as well as a full-time, on campus program during the day.
The Educational Specialist (EdS) is a post master's degree delivered 100% online and is designed to prepare individuals for senior level educational leadership roles. Program studies are adapted for the challenges of unique district level roles such as personnel administrator, curriculum supervisor, and directors of special program areas. Upon completion, individuals may upgrade previously held administrator licenses as well as earn the North Carolina superintendent license.
The Doctor in Education (EdD) degree in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare administrators for senior level leadership roles in K-12 or in higher education. This advanced level of preparation fosters the development of skills and abilities for individuals to resolve educational issues and problems. Program studies include leadership theory, human resource development, organizational theory, policy analysis, planning studies, curriculum and instructional leadership, and political systems analysis. The EdD is delivered using a hybrid model. Upon completion, individuals may upgrade previously held administrator licenses as well as earn the North Carolina superintendent license.