2018-2019 Graduate Catalog


Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is a 36 credit-hour non-thesis program that prepares individuals to serve in educational leadership in a variety of educational settings. Two pathways are available in the Educational Leadership, M.Ed. The first pathway leads to certification for those wanting to serve as elementary and secondary principals, supervisors and central office staff in public and private schools (where certification may be required). The second focuses on leadership in higher education contexts.  Note: Applicants seeking to enroll in the coursework leading to certification as a principal must have completed at least one full year of teaching in an accredited school prior to beginning coursework.

Program Requirements

PK-12 Emphasis (leading to Principal Certification)

Tier I (15 hours)

EDLE 60013Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

EDLE 60033Community Engagement and Culturally Responsive Practice

3

EDLE 60043Instructional Leadership A: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

3

EDLE 60053Instructional Leadership B: Supervision

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

Tier II (15 hours)

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDLE 60063Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

3

EDLE 60073Education Policy Studies

3

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDLE 60083Data Use for Educational Leaders

3

EDUC 60043Action Research

3

Tier III (6 hours)

EDLE 60093Principal Practicum in Educational Leadership

3

EDLE 60093Principal Practicum in Educational Leadership

3

In addition to completing the appropriate course requirements, students seeking certification as a principal must take and pass a practice exam (minimum score 80 percent) before being recommended to take the appropriate state-required examination for principal certification.

Higher Education Emphasis

EDAD 70200Internship in Educational Administration

1.00-6.00

EDAD 70200Internship in Educational Administration

1.00-6.00

EDGU 60403Theories of Student Development

3

EDGU 60423Organization and Administration of Support Programs

3

EDHE 60133Legal Issues in Higher Education

3

EDLE 60013Leadership: Theory and Practice

3

EDLE 60023Seminar: Trends in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

3

EDUC 60253Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 70953Research in Education

3

EDUC 70983Introduction to Quantitative Research

3

Electives

3

Electives

3