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Athletic / Activity Administration - Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education – Athletic / Activity Administration

The Master of Science in Education with emphasis in Athletic / Activity Administration will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to bring about positive, lasting change in the schools and students you serve.

The 34-hour program will prepare you to be successful in the many facets of responsibility in today's athletic / activity departments, including:

  • Professional leadership and accountability for continuous improvement in today's schools
  • Impacting policy makers through relationship building, research and communication
  • Implementing, supervising and evaluating athletic / activity programs designed to set expectations for high achievement for all students
  • Working with internal and external organizations in the acquisition of alternative funding, foundation development and partnerships

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Admissions Information

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The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from faculty who are highly qualified educators with experience as teachers, principals and superintendents. In addition to their roles as faculty members, many also serve on state and national education boards
  • Benefit from an engaging and relevant curriculum with an emphasis on practical application. Learn in our classroom one night and apply it in your classroom the next day
  • Fit classes into your busy schedule through our convenient online and hybrid offerings that are scheduled with the time-constrained demands of the working educator in mind

Faith Integration

SBU's Education graduate degree programs have been intentionally designed to model how the Christian faith shapes expertise, practice and experiences in professional educational settings. To assist students in developing as transformative agents in today's schools, our programs provide a foundation to become both scholars and practitioners — a synthesis of academic knowledge, practical skills and servant leadership. We desire that our students, while working toward a graduate degree in education, become true servant leaders who are able to integrate their faith into their practice to make a difference in today's society.

SBU affords me the opportunity to teach my subject matter in a Christian environment. The importance of servant leadership in today's schools is vital for the growth and development of the students and faculty our students will serve.

Dr. Michael Arnold, Professor of Graduate Education
Mick Arnold, Professor

mse in athletic / activity administration course rotation

year 1

fall semester (even years)

AAD 5003 Organization and Administration of Athletics / Activities 3
AAD 5002 Leadership Philosophy in Athletics / Activities 2
AAD 5001 Athletic / Activity Internship I 1
Total hours 6

Spring Semester (ODD YEARS)

AAD 5032 Technology for Athletic / Activity Administration (Online) 2
AAD 5023 Legal Issues in Athletics / Activities 3
AAD 5011 Athletic / Activity Internship II 1
Total hours 6

Summer (ODD YEARS)

EAD 6051 Athletic / Activity Internship III 1
AAD 5033 Character Development in Coaching (Online) 3
AAD 5043 Sports Psychology & Stress Management 3
EAD 6053 School Supervision (also offered every fall) 3
Total hours 10

year 2

Fall Semester (ODD YEARS)

AAD 5053 Diversity in Athletics / Activities (Online) 3
AAD 5012 Public Relations in Athletics / Activities 2
AAD 5031 Athletic / Activity Internship IV 1
Total hours 6

Spring Semester (Even years)

AAD 5022 Facility and Game Management 2
AAD 5063 Finance and Fundraising in Athletics 3
AAD 5041 Athletic / Activity Internship V 1
Total hours 6

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog for your final degree requirements and consult with your advisor to develop an official plan of study. Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation. The student is responsible for understanding and completing all degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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MSE in Athletic / Activity Administration Plan