School of Education

Master of Education in Educational Administration

Flexible Two-Year Online Graduate Program

Buena Vista University's Master of Education in Educational Administration program provides currently licensed educators with the knowledge, skills, and certification necessary to become a PK-12 school administrator. The program aims to equip future principals with the skills, insights, and resilience needed to positively impact teaching and leadership practices, contributing to the enhancement of educational systems and student success. 

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BVU is a leader in education with alumni working in schools in every single county across the state of Iowa. 

Master of Education in Educational Administration

Earn a Master's Alongside Your Principal Licensure

BVU’s online Master of Education in Educational Administration program was created for educators planning to take the next step in their careers, ultimately preparing them for a variety of leadership roles including principalship. This program is fully accredited and leads to principal licensure in the state of Iowa. We have staff who are ready to assist you in determining the licensure requirements for other states. For information on licensure in other states, please reach out to grad@bvu.edu.

In addition, we believe that earning your degree should be affordable — which is why our program is priced at $495 per credit hour.

Outside of principalship, graduates of this program can move into positions that include activities or athletic directors, deans of students, curriculum directors, or leadership positions in human resources or area education agencies.

Rolling Application

  • Classes begin each January, May, and August
  • Our next start date is Aug. 26, 2024 

No GRE required. Save time and money. 

33 credit hours | Cost/credit: $495 | Completed in two years.

Graduates will earn a master's degree with an initial PK-12 principal certification in the state of Iowa. 

Transfer Credit
Students enrolled in the program can transfer up to nine credits from a previously completed accredited education leadership program earned in the last five years.

Program Details

Created for Working Teachers and Teacher Leaders

  • 100% online program
  • 7.5-week terms

Practical Programming

  • Customized internships to reach students’ aspirations and goals.
  • Practical assignments that embrace adult learning theories.

Innovative Delivery

  • Coursework provided through Canvas learning management system.
  • Applied simulations and AI assignments in every class along with cutting-edge assignments for principal development.

Connected Network

  • Programming provided by faculty who have extensive leadership experience within the field, both regionally and nationally. 
  • Connected alumni network with educators working in schools in every single county across the state of Iowa. 

 

Questions? Contact Us:

grad@bvu.edu
712.749.1000

Buena Vista University offers additional Master of Education programs with a variety of concentrations. click here to learn more

Program Tracks, Courses, and Application Requirements

Earn your PK-12 principal certification alongside your master's degree.

 

  • Education Administration Courses
  • Application Requirements

Financial Aid

We’ll help you figure out your options for receiving financial assistance.

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Educational Administration Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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No GRE Required

BVU does not require students to take the GRE for admission — saving you time and money. 

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If you are looking to obtain your teaching licensure and further your education, check out our Master of Arts of Teaching programs.click here

Your Support Staff

Delaney Ehn
Delaney Ehn
Student Success Specialist - Graduate Programs
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Director of Graduate Programs
Deb Lenhart
Director of Graduate Programs
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Jordan Mikkelsen
Jordan Mikkelsen
Financial Specialist - Graduate Programs
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Faculty

PJ Caposey
Dr. PJ Caposey
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Dr. Lucas DeWitt
Program Director for Master of Education - Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction and for Master of Education - Special Education
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Brandon Eighmy
Dr. Brandon Eighmy
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Trent Grundmeyer
Dr. Trent Grundmeyer
Associate Professor of Education
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Chad Lang
Dr. Chad Lang
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Patrese A. Mason
Dr. Patrese A. Mason
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Dr. Joe Mullikin
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Don Parker
Dr. Don Parker
Instructor of Educational Administration
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Mandie Reynolds
Dr. Mandie Reynolds
Instructor of Educational Administration
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