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Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (Non-Licensure)


Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (Non-Licensure)

Master's degree

18 months

Approximate Program Length


Total Credits


Cost per Credit



Start when you're ready

Register by: Jul 5, 2023

As an experienced educator, you’re ready to start leading and helping teachers thrive. Advance your education and fine-tune your K-12 school principal skills with a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.

You’ll study from curriculum aligned with national standards set by the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL) and complete an administrative internship to gain real-world, field-based experience in school administration.

  • Lead and develop faculty, and understand facility, legal, communication and other administration functions

  • Work with families, business and community groups and the media to support a school’s vision and programs

  • Develop school improvement plans

  • Supervise curriculum and understand how it relates to national and state standards

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Course at a time

3 to 8

Weeks per course


Courses per year


Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes for the Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision.

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Design and implement school leadership practices to produce a positive impact on P-12 student learning
  • Evaluate effective professional practice
  • Apply professional ethics to their leadership practices
  • Evaluate community factors to address the needs of diverse populations
  • Evaluate research and synthesize information from multiple sources

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the College of Education should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Teacher Education Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision (nonlicensure track) is a graduate degree program intended for California-licensed principals to further expand their education in leadership and theory in education administration. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and a California principal license. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a teacher, principal or administrator.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision?

A MAEd/ADM can prepare you to be a: 

  • School administrator


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for elementary, middle and high school principals is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience




Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Donna Lange

Faculty Spotlight

From the very beginning, I always try to make students feel comfortable and connect with them.

Donna Lange
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Education

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.