Graduate School Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
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 7 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.
The Education program coordinator is Dr. Dustin Johnson. He can be reached at email@example.com or 336.841.9450. To learn more about Dr. Johnson and the Education Graduate Faculty click here. For more information check out the School of Education website or download an informational brochure today!
Tracy Collum is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, you may call Tracy at 336.841.9447 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree: Master of Education
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials: All application materials must be received or postmarked by the following deadlines: March 31, 2013 for Summer 2013, June 30, 2013 for Fall 2013 and November 15 2013 for Spring 2014.
Application for Admission: Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college and an acceptable GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale). 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:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
- an official transcript from all colleges attended (including High Point University);
- essay about interest in the program and goals for the degree;
- two professional reference reports on form provided;
- one principal recommendation on form provided;
- copy of current teaching license; and
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) obtained within the last five years(GRE Code is 5293; the MAT Code is 1584).
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Exams: None
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program of Study (36 semester hours)
|Core Courses||14 semester hours|
|EDU 5010||Advanced Instructional Technology for the 21st Century|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools|
|EDU 5070||Trends and Issues in Education|
|EDU 5040||Multicultural Education in Diverse Society|
|Specialty Area||22 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|