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Educational Administration, M.S.A.

36 Credits  |   Main Campus

Licensed teachers interested in becoming administrators in elementary, middle or high school. Five semesters, classes meet one weekend a month.

Trinity’s Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in educational administration prepares graduate students for a leadership position in an elementary, middle or high-school level.

  • You can optionally pursue this degree with a focus specialization in Early Childhood Education

Designed for busy educators, this 5-semester master’s degree program offers classes that meet one weekend a month, and features an internship completed in the school where you already work.

Trinity’s faculty are current and former school administrators, who will teach you to promote high student achievement by fostering a collaborative culture and a focus on teaching and learning. Candidates learn to use assessments to facilitate continual school improvement through instructional planning and professional development for teachers around instructional strategies.

The degree program prepares graduates to take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA).

Successful completion of the educational administration program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue the Administrative Services Credential in the District of Columbia and certification in most states in which a student intends to practice.

What You’ll Learn

  • Skills needed to promote high student achievement by fostering a collaborative culture and a focus on teaching and learning with a focus of working in trauma informed spaces.
  • How to use assessments to facilitate continual school improvement through instructional planning and professional development.
  • Leadership, management, and supervision skills with a lens of cultural diversity

Local Internships

Students in this program conduct their internship in their place of employment which can include traditional public schools, private schools, parochial schools, and charter schools in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region.

Global Careers

  • Licensed Principal in public school system
  • Principal or administrator in private school
  • Educational leadership in school system

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Applying to the Educational Administration, M.S.A. Program

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Master of Science in Administration (MSA) in Educational Administration Admissions Requirements: School of Education

Applying to the School of Education (EDU) is a 6- step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Submit Two (2) Professional References
  • Step Three: Submit Curriculum Vitae/Resume (Indication of full-time teaching)
  • Step Four: Statement of Purpose
  • Step Five: Submit Official Transcript w/ Conferred Bachelor’s Degree Date. International transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Six: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • Priority Admission Given to applicants with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Applicants must note program is designed for licensed teachers that have completed two years of documented, successful, full-time teaching in an accredited public or non-public school.
  • Students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended at the undergraduate level. Transcripts submitted directly from an applicant are considered unofficial unless received in the original, unopened envelope from the issuing institution.
  • The first professional reference should be in support of the application testifying to the applicant’s aptitude for graduate education and potential for professional growth and development. The second reference should be written by supervisory personnel such as a principal or department chair.
  • For the admissions team to become better acquainted with you, please submit a one to two-page personal statement. In a self-appraisal, identify your strengths and how you believe they will serve as an asset to the academic program of your choosing. Additionally, identify and address any areas of weakness that you hope to strengthen throughout your course of study. Finally, discuss what personal characteristics set you apart from others and will help you achieve success as you pursue your academic and professional goals.
  • Students may transfer up to six (6) graduate credits from other appropriately accredited institutions of higher learning toward the degree with approval from their faculty advisor. Associations recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEA) confer appropriate accreditation; these associations include but are not limited to regional accreditors.
  • Graduate applicants in the Education programs who do not meet the standard admission requirements but who demonstrate potential may be admitted on a provisional basis and may take up to six (6) credits of graduate course work during their first semester to demonstrate academic preparedness for graduate level studies. A minimum grade of “B” or higher must be earned and official transcripts for course work must be submitted for evaluation in order to be considered for full admission into the Education graduate programs.
  • International Students must adhere to International Student Checklist:
  • Military Students & Family members must complete Veterans Benefits Checklist: (