in Educational Leadership provides both a theoretical and practical
understanding of educational organizations, leadership, educational program
planning and evaluation, and management functions. M.Ed. and C.A.S. programs
prepare leaders primarily for public and private schools, but encompass higher
education, and other education agencies as well. Doctoral study is a vehicle
for scholarly analysis of organizational, leadership, and educational program
M.Ed.: The master’s program in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of
39 credit hours. Two program choices are available: the Educational Leadership
Core in which a cohort of students takes 27 credits together (a new cohort
begins each Fall); and the Conventional Program in which students enroll in a
sequence of courses agreed upon by the student and advisor.
The master’s degree is designed primarily to prepare program- and school-level
leaders such as principals, team leaders, head teachers, and coordinators.
C.A.S.: The C.A.S. in Educational Leadership offers opportunities for study toward new
leadership roles, such as school superintendencies or supervisorships, or to
develop research capacities. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.
deadlines for the M.Ed. and C.A.S. programs are November 1 (Spring admission),
April 1 (Summer admission), and July 1 (Fall admission). Most coursework is
offered in the late afternoon and evening in the Fall and Spring semesters and during
the day in Summer Session. Study may be full or part time.
Ed.D.: The Ed.D. program in Educational
Leadership is designed for experienced educational leaders. Doctoral candidates
pursue advanced study and conduct research in organizational leadership and
performance. The application deadline for the program is February 1. In
addition to the usual application materials, a prospective candidate for the
Ed.D. program must prepare and submit a leadership portfolio, submit a plan for
meeting the program’s residency requirement and be interviewed by the
Educational Leadership faculty.