Master of Science, Educational Leadership
The master’s degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are capable of enhancing the effectiveness of their organization The Department of Educational Leadership seeks to prepare well-educated and competent practitioners who are capable of improving the quality of education for Connecticut’s children. The Department values interdisciplinary collaboration in fulfilling its goal; as such, faculty associated with the Center for Multicultural Research and Education, Educational Technology, and Educational Leadership work together to design programs which will prepare professional educators with the skills and dispositions needed to create learning environments where all learners will be successful.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in the program are expected to:
- design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs to promote student learning;
- develop learning programs that are responsive to cultural and learning differences;
- conduct fair, equitable, and effective classroom supervision;
- design, implement, and evaluate professional development activities that promote teacher learning;
- use standardized and classroom-based student performance data to improve student learning; and
- understand, interpret, and critique educational research.
The application for admission to graduate study requires:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required.
- When applicable, evidence of successful completion of a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 GPA, on a four point scale (where A = 4.00), will make the student eligible for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and the undergraduate GPA will not be counted.
- As part of the application and admission process, the applicant must request that official undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted from every institution attended except Central Connecticut State University.
Core Requirements: 18 Credits
ED 598 Research in Education
EDT 540 Instructional Design, Assessment, and Data Management
EDL 555 Leadership for Social Justice
EDF 500, 516, 524, 525, 538, 583,
or ED 515 Professional Ethics and Law for Teachers ED 520 Instructional Programs for Diverse Learners
EDL 523 Collaboration, Coaching, and Instructional Leadership
Electives (6-12 Credits):
Select from EDL 524 Leadership and Dynamic of Organizational Change, ED 517 Evaluation or others as approved by advisor.
Plane E Action Research Project in ED 591 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 1, ED 592 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment II OR Plan B Comprehensive Exam and additional 6 credit elective.
Note: While students may take some courses as non-matriculated students, they must be accepted into the program before taking a fourth 500-level course. 500-level courses beyond the third course will not count toward program completion.