Graduate Programs

M. Ed. in School Administration and Supervision
Special Education

The program for School Administration and Supervision provides a strong foundation of knowledge and real world expereince to prepare individuals to take on leadership roles in the K-12 educational setting at the building level. Specifically, the program leads to the Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Elementary School Administration, Secondary School Administration, K-12 Administration, or Special Education Administration.

M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision is a “hybrid” program with most classes offered in an online format that allow students to complete requirements in a location and at a time of their own choosing.  A few classes, because of the material that needs to be covered, are still offered in a traditional class setting.  By University policy, up to 9 hours may be transferred from other approved colleges/universities to meet program requirements. Portfolio requirements exist for the M.Ed. in School Administration and Supervision program, which include an electronic portfolio that meets Missouri Standards for Professional Educators (MoSPE)  In order to qualify for certification as an elementary or secondary principal or special education director, graduates must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) based on the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards.

M.Ed. in School Teaching - Elementary and Secondary

The program for school teaching is designed for experienced teachers who wish to extend their understanding of key concepts in teaching and learning. The program emphasizes skills and strategies that will increase the candidate’s effectiveness as a teacher with skills for meeting the needs of diverse learners

The Middle School Education program is designed to provide a path to teacher certification to individuals that have completed an undergraduate degree.  Candidates must have earned an undergraduate degree in one of the certification areas offered at Lincoln University (business education, English, mathematics, science, or social sciences).

M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling - Elementary, Secondary, and Community Agency


Applicants for the M.Ed. in School Guidance and Counseling may be admitted with or without a teaching certificate.  Candidates who do not hold teaching certificates must complete a sequence of courses in which tye demonstrate knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate classroom guidance lessons.  Applicants for the Guidance and Counseling program who have not completed undergraduate degrees in psychology, education,or social work must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 based on 15 semester hours of course work in these areas. 

Ed.S. Educational Leadership
Initial Certification

The Specialist Degree:  Educational Leadership program prepares administrators to lead effectively in twenty-first century schools school districts.  Ed.S. candidates prepare to deal with budgets, buildings, and policy.  In addition, students investigate current themes and issues including vision, innovation, collaboration, community, professional development, assessment, technology, the achievement gap, diversity and others.  In flexible courses, candidates choose to investigate timely and meaningful topics related to their own current practice.  Ed.S. candidates generally hold a master's degree and Missouri Initial Elementary, Secondary or K-12 Principal certification and aspire to advance to educational administrative positions that require a Missouri Superintendent certification.  Individuals with a master's degree in a related area may also be accepted following an interview with program faculty.