The Educational Leadership program prepares experienced K-12 teachers to serve as educational leaders in 21st Century Schools. It is intended to relate to the needs of educators in both theory and practice. It is designed for candidates who have a baccalaureate K-12 teaching license and at least three years of successful public/private school experience. The program requires 36 semester hours including a sequence of three internship experiences, totaling seven credit hours. In order to be licensed by the state, candidates must demonstrate proficiency on a set of evidences which are aligned to the Education Leadership coursework and the internship experiences. Evidences will be evaluated by a faculty/public school review team at the conclusion of each internship experience. The curriculum provides: foundations in the principles and procedures of school executive leadership and organizational management, strategies for improving school culture and using data for improvement. To learn more about the Education Graduate Faculty click here. For more information check out the School of Education website or download an informational brochure today!
Lauren Saul is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, you may call Lauren at 336.841.9145 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials: All application materials must be received or postmarked by the following deadlines: November 15 2014 for Spring and March 31, 2015 for Summer.
Application Requirements: Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, an acceptable GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale) and a current K-12 teaching license. An admission decision takes into consideration the applicant’s GPA, completed course work, professional work experience (a minimum of 3 years teaching or related school experience is required), personal and professional goals for the degree, as well as the information provided by references.
Required materials include:
Exception to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances.
Degree: Master of Education
Comprehensive Exams: None
Class Time: One weekend per month. Friday evening and Saturday | Executive Cohort Model
Educational Leadership Program (36 semester hours)
|Core Courses||15 semester hours|
|EDU 5010||Advanced Instructional Technology for the 21st Century|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5040||Diversity in Education: Societal and Organizational Perspectives|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools|
|EDU 5070||Trends and Issues in Education|
|Specialty Area||21 semester hours|
|EDU 5171||Strategies for Student Learning & Development|
|EDU 5172||Implementing Distributed Leadership for Teacher Empowerment|
|EDU 5173||Using Data for School Improvement|
|EDU 5174||Organizational Management and Legal Issues for 21st Century Schools|
|EDU 5271||Creating a Culture of School Success|
|EDU 5400||School Executive Internship I|
|EDU 5500||School Executive Internship II|
|EDU 5600||School Executive Internship III|