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2002-2003 Graduate Catalog 
2002-2003 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership

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(M.Ed., C.A.S., Ed.D.)

Study in Educational Leadership provides students both a theoretical and practical understanding of educational organizations, leadership, and 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 issues.

The master’s level program requires a minimum of 39 semester hours credit. Two program choices are available:

  • The Educational Leadership Core in which a cohort of students take 27 credits together (a new cohort begins each Fall);
  • The Conventional Program in which students enroll in courses in a sequence 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, coordinators and other informal leadership roles.

The Certificate of Advanced Study 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 semester hours credit is required.

Admissions deadlines for the M.Ed. and C.A.S. programs are Nov. 1 (Spring admission), April 1 (Summer admission), and July 1 (Fall admission). Most coursework for these programs 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.

The doctoral 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.

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