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Graduate Studies
Sharon Paranto, Director

or Tammy Griffith, Program Assistant 


Spafford Hall 204A
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2558
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M.S.Ed. in Leadership and Administration
Take your teaching skills further - perhaps all the way to the principal's office - with an online MSEd in Leadership and Administration.

Courses focus on effective leadership models, data-driven decision-making, school and community partnerships, and digital communication.



MSEd in Leadership and Administration candidates must document a minimum of one year of full-time PK-12 teaching experience in an accredited school. Three years of verified teaching experience is required for licensure in South Dakota.
The program meets the requirements for licensure as a PreK-12 school principal by the South Dakota Department of Education. The curriculum is aligned with national standards as set by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), and the program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).