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Educational Administration Overview

Our Master of Science in Educational Administration allows former teachers and other eligible school personnel to elevate their careers. Graduates are qualified to pursue the School Building Certificate and the School District Leader Certificate, which will allow them to work in a range of administrative and supervisory positions.

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Career Opportunities

With a degree in Educational Administration graduates are eligible for positions including:

  • Assistant principal
  • Principal
  • Executive director
  • Directory
  • Staff developer
  • Curriculum supervisor
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent


Online Courses

Online Courses Available
Offers students flexible scheduling to fit their busy schedules

$124K Salary

Average Pay
For education administrators for elementary and secondary schools in the New York region 

36 Credits 

Total Credits to Earn Your Degree 
Classes in Using Data for Instruction and Educational Policy and Family and Community Engagement

What We Offer
The Mercy Advantage

  • Strong relationships with elementary and secondary schools across New York City and Westchester
  • Online course offerings for flexible scheduling
  • National Accreditation - NCATE and CAEP
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Outside the Classroom

Two semesters of internship let students gain leadership experience and build relationships within our network of partner schools, across New York City and Westchester.

Full-Time Faculty

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Matthijs Koopmans Professor
Educational Leadership
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Rose Rudnitski Professor
Educational Leadership

Program Director, Department of Special Education and Educational Leadership

Part-Time Faculty

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Gerard Beirne Adjunct Instructor
Educational Leadership
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Susan Schweitzer Adjunct Instructor
Educational Leadership
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Seth Weitzman Adjunct Instructor
Educational Leadership

Admissions Requirements

  • Master's Degree Transcripts with 3.0 GPA
  • Resume
  • Three years teaching experience
  • Effective Educator Statement

Students must submit an Effective Educator Statement to complete their application. You can download requirements here. Please submit the completed statement to your application portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Do you have online courses?

Yes. Many of our major courses are taught online on a rotating basis.

In addition to coursework, what must be done to earn School Building Leader and School District Leader Certifications?

Students must also pass (or have passed) the Educating All Students Exam and both parts of the School Building Leadership and School District Leadership Exams.

Are scholarships available for this program?

Yes. Some students may be eligible for the Educational Leadership Scholarship: $1,500 per term

Initial Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • For applicants to the Educational Administration program or the Educational Supervision program
  • 3.00 GPA from Undergraduate or Graduate Coursework

To continue receiving the scholarship each term:

  • Must register for at least 6 credits per term
  • Must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the graduate program
  • Must file a FAFSA each year

*Students will be automatically considered for this scholarship based on their GPA and do not need to apply separately for it.

Are there some frequently used links I might need during the application process?

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Major Courses

Required Program Courses: 36 Credits

Total: 36 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog. 

Degree Requirements

  1. Successful completion of all course work plus six credits of internship/clinical practice is required
  2. A 3.0 GPA is required for degree conferral.
  3. Successful completion of a Taskstream e-portfolio project. 

Candidates in the degree programs must also meet with the chair or advisor to plan their courses prior to course registration and to establish a plan of study for degree completion.

Academic Program Sequence Map