Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Program Rationale:

The master's degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are capable of enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations. There are two strands from which students may choose. Strand I: Educational Leadership (30 credits) is designed to prepare graduates to assume teacher leadership positions within their schools or organizations. Strand II: Curriculum Leadership (30 credits) is designed to prepare graduates to assume roles involving curriculum renewal and evaluation.

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 admission standard for the Educational Leadership M.S. program includes either a 3.00 undergraduate GPA or a 2.70 GPA with a 3.00 upper-level GPA.

Course and Capstone Requirements:
Core Requirements (18 credits):
EDF 500 Contemporary Educational Issues 3
or one of:
EDF 516 School and Society 3
EDF 524 Foundations of Contemporary Theories of Curriculum 3
EDF 525 History of American Education 3
EDF 538 The Politics of Education 3
EDF 583 Sociological Foundations of Education 3
and
ED 511 Principles of Curriculum Development 3
EDL 513 Supervision 3
ED 517 Evaluation 3
ED 540 Educational Motivation and the Learning Process 3
ED 598 Research in Education 3
Strand Requirements and Electives
(12 credits)
Strand I - Educational Leadership
Required courses (6 credits):
EDL 514 Administration 3
EDL 555 Leadership for Culturally Diverse Schools 3
Elective courses (6 credits):
Students select advisor-approved elective courses to complete their graduate programs
Strand II - Curriculum Leadership
Required courses (6 credits):
EDL 551 Curriculum Leadership 3
EDL 555 Leadership for Culturally Diverse Schools 3
Elective courses (6 credits):
Students select advisor-approved elective courses to complete their graduate programs

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.

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