Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
Applicants for M.Ed. degree are expected to meet the requirements for the teaching certificate and one year of teaching experience.
Master of Education. Major in Educational Leadership.
Educational leadership provides programs for the preparation of school administrators and for persons interested in teaching or administration in institutions of higher learning. Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees with an emphasis in educational leadership and options for a certificate as a principal and/or superintendent may be earned in the department. Ph.D. and Ed.D. with an emphasis in educational leadership and options for a certificate as a principal and/or superintendent may be earned through the college of Education.
- Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to design and lead schools by integrating multiple frames (i.e. political, economic, social, technical, and legal).
- Candidates will be able to evaluate relevant leadership strategies or frameworks and develop plans that support the professional capacity of school personnel and meaningful engagement of faculty, families, and community.
- Candidates will demonstrate ability to interpret and apply principles of supervision and evaluation consistent with required state standards.
- Candidates will demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical and research-based knowledge necessary to lead P/K-12 organizations.
- Candidates will be able to select appropriate principles of instructional leadership, analyze curriculum, and synthesize a plan for leading continuous improvement of instruction efforts.