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.

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.


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.

Plan 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.

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