Prepare yourself for a leadership position in your school and expand your career options in as few as two years with the University of Mary’s flexible online Master of Education in Secondary Administration.

Gain the skills you need to effectively lead other educators at the secondary level and promote academic achievement among your students. Our program emphasizes experience, hands-on learning, and real-life knowledge taught by seasoned administrators, experienced teachers, and leading educational researchers. Advance your educational career with an MEd.

At a Glance

$95,310
Median wage for elementary and secondary school administrators

Program Length

2 years

Format

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Cost per Credit

$540

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

Educators interested in moving into administrative leadership roles at the secondary level

Career Paths

  • Principal
  • Vice Principal
  • Administrator

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and seasoned, practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Practical knowledge from experts in your field. 
  • Develop a robust professional network while learning within a community of peers.
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    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall
    • OR 2.75 in the last two years of your undergraduate degree
    • OR 3.0 in your undergraduate major
  • Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed. 
  • Please mail your official transcripts and the following items to the University of Mary at
    • Office of Graduate Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcript for you! Contact us today to learn more!
    • Completed application (to include goal statement)
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience
    • Application fee

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Distance Ed fee: $30 per credit
  • Security/Cybersecurity fee: $5 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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