Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in educational administration prepares graduate students for a leadership position in an elementary, middle or high-school level.

Designed for busy educators, this 5-semester master’s degree program offers classes that meet one weekend a month, and features an internship completed in the school where you already work.

Trinity’s faculty are current and former school administrators, who will teach you to promote high student achievement by fostering a collaborative culture and a focus on teaching and learning. Candidates learn to use assessments to facilitate continual school improvement through instructional planning and professional development for teachers around instructional strategies.

The degree program prepares graduates to take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Successful completion of the educational administration program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue the Administrative Services Credential in the District of Columbia and certification in most states in which a student intends to practice.

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Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in educational administration prepares graduate students for a leadership position in an elementary, middle or high-school level.

Designed for busy educators, this 5-semester master’s degree program offers classes that meet one weekend a month, and features an internship completed in the school where you already work.

Trinity’s faculty are current and former school administrators, who will teach you to promote high student achievement by fostering a collaborative culture and a focus on teaching and learning. Candidates learn to use assessments to facilitate continual school improvement through instructional planning and professional development for teachers around instructional strategies.

The degree program prepares graduates to take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Successful completion of the educational administration program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue the Administrative Services Credential in the District of Columbia and certification in most states in which a student intends to practice.

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Choose from Two Program Areas

Educational Administration

Prepare for a career as an administrator in educational settings.

You’ll take courses including (click for descriptions):

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This program follows the curriculum guidelines of the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards.

Educational Administration with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education

Prepare to become an educational administrator in early childhood settings.

You’ll take courses including (click for descriptions):

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This program is guided by the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and follows the curriculum guidelines of the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards.

Prepare for a school leadership position with this this 5-semester master’s program offering classes that meet one weekend a month.

Field Experience

Over the course of 3 semesters, your field experience internship is completed at the school or early childhood development sites where you already work.

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Learn from faculty who are current and former school administrators, including:

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Admission Requirements

M.S.A. Education Administration candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater;
  • Teacher certification (professional teaching license);
  • Completed at least two years of documented, successful, full-time teaching in an accredited public or non-public school;
  • Must have a school in which to complete the field experience.

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

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  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
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  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
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