MEd IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Program Objective

This program trains Principals, assistant principals, deans, and chairpersons who help to determine whether an institution fulfills its educational mandate. They are largely responsible for the overall management of their facilities and are frequently in charge of many diverse and unrelated tasks. Perhaps most importantly, they set academic standards for their establishments by selecting, evaluating, and improving their faculty.

 

Career Prospects

More than 81 percent of all educational administrators in worked in public or private educational institutions. Most of the rest worked in child day care centers. With expected retirements and increasing enrollments on the horizon, the job prospects for educational administrators are deemed to be excellent. Professionals with advanced educational administration degrees make excellent candidates for these positions. Education administrators can attract other potential high-level opportunities with their advanced degrees. Some educational administration graduates hold positions as:

  • community education directors
  • business managers
  • school system superintendents
  • curriculum coordinators
  • administrators at post-secondary schools

Many graduates also serve as leaders on local school boards and in government organizations.

 

Course Descriptions

EAD 650: School Organization and Management

EAD 655: School Legislation

EAD 660: Curriculum Development

EAD 665: Educational Supervision

EAD 670: Principles and Problems in Higher Education

EAD 675: Current Problems in African Pedagogy

 

EAD 650: School Organization and Management

It’s aimed at preparing students for active and intelligent participation in school organization and management. It focuses on line and staff relationship, principalship and heads of departments. The roles and functions of the Headmaster, principal, staff and student personnel in the management of discipline and school community relation.

 

EAD 655: School Legislation

This course deals with the legislation that governs education in Cameroon and the general introduction to the political, legislative systems of teaching and learning. School legislation refers to norms and laws that guide and protect the organization of education in a given territory.

 

EAD 660: Curriculum Development

A survey of theory of curriculum and curriculum changes. Analysis of the principles and process of curriculum approaches to curriculum construction, organization and evaluation.

 

EAD 665: Educational Supervision

The need for supervision for continuous improvement of instruction. It deals with contemporary concepts of the role of the supervisor, methods and practices as they relate to educational goals.

 

EAD 670: Principles and Problems in Higher Education

Instructional problems of higher education with emphasis on common principles underlying each of them. Practices and materials currently in use in higher education. It also includes outstanding investigations on teaching higher education and suggested strategies for improvement.

 

EAD 675: Current Problems in African Pedagogy

This course focuses on the problems of informal methods of an African philosophy of education or pedagogy. It deals with liberal and professional formation, imitation and play as pedagogical tools in Africa. It also highlights finalities and values of African education and the problems of ethics and deontology in education

 

In addition to the concentration courses, students are expected to do the following courses

EAD 693: Practicum

EAD 698: Research Thesis in Educational Administration

 

EAD 693: Practicum        

A period of about four weeks in an educational environment that enables the candidate to interact with students and put to practice the techniques of classroom management.

 

EAD 698: Research Thesis in Educational Administration

A supervised empirical or historical study of some educational issues in the areas of teaching and learning.

 

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