Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Master of Science in Educational Leadership Studies
School Administration Option

Looking to gain the tools and knowledge to take on a leadership role in your school district?

OSU-Tulsa offers a master's degree in educational leadership studies with a school administration option designed with more flexibility and to work with teachers' busy schedules.

Creating Solution-Oriented Leaders

The School Administration option is designed for students who desire to become leaders in pre-K-12 education. Our graduates serve as leaders in rural, urban and suburban areas in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S.

The program imparts a solution-oriented, student-focused approach that will enable you to provide additional value and leadership within your school district.

  • The accelerated program can be completed in 18 months.
  • A cohort model provides benefits such as networking and group support.
  • The hybrid courses - online and in the classroom - are designed to meet the unique needs of working adults.
  • Students have the option to embed clinical experiences into coursework. Clinical experiences can be completed at local school sites.
  • The program prepares individuals for principal and building-level certification.

Innovative Approach

With its unique focus on producing solution-oriented leaders, the school administration option provides participants with tools to improve student outcomes in their school districts, including:

  • Using entrepreneurial concepts to solve problems
  • Gathering and analyzing data to inform decision-making
  • Ensuring all strategies are student-focused
  • Creating collaborative partnerships
  • Making viable plans for the future
  • Supporting teachers as professionals and leaders in the school

Course Progression

Courses are delivered in a hybrid format, which means a combination of face-to-face meetings and online instruction.

Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1

8-week Course
EDLE 5813

Leadership Theory and Ethical Decision Making

8-week Course
EDLE 5473
Supervision of Instruction)

8-week Course
EDLE 5723

Education Law

8-week Course
EDLE 5953

Developing Educational Organizations
Embedded Internship (one credit hour) Embedded Internship (one credit hour)

16-Week Course
REMS 5013

Research Design and Methodology

16-Week Course
REMS 5953

Statistical Methods in Education

Summer Year 1 Fall Year 2

8-week Course
EDLE 5253

The Principalship

8-week Course
EDLE 5323

16-week Course
Internship II


16-week Course
Elective Course

Embedded Internship (one credit hour)

16-Week Course
Elective Course

Application Checklist

Download application and admission information from the School of Educational Studies.


Contact OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services

OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services
North Hall 130