School Leadership

Master of Education

Program Requirements

Program Design

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the School Leadership program. A total of 33-35 credit hours are required for program completion. Field-based components are embedded in every course. Practicum/Internship experience/hours are aligned with certification requirements In Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.* The program is normally completed in two to three years, although accelerated options make it possible to complete the program in one year or less by combining regular courses, summer week-long courses, weekend courses, Online Learning courses, and/or hybrid courses.

*NOTE: Candidates entering the program on or after September 1, 2008 who want to meet New Jersey’s requirements for a Principal/Assistant Principal Certificate of Eligibility will need to complete MED 8901 (Administrative Internship) as a 5-credit, 300-hour Internship in addition to all other required courses.

Required Courses

Courses may be taken in any order.  It is recommended that candidates take MED 7590 Available Online and MED 7503 Available Online very early in the program.

MED 5000 School Leadership Content Area Assessment (0 credits) – Prerequisite for MED 8900

MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)
MED 6102 is required for all students beginning the School Leadership program as of Fall I 2009. E-folio is an electronic portfolio system used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.

MED 6490 Available Online Education, Ethics, and the Law

MED 7201 Available Online Fiscal Operations and Resources

MED 7503 Available Online School and Community: Building a Shared Vision

MED 7590 Available Online School Leadership: Theory and Practice

MED 7701 Available Online Supervisory Leadership: Staff Selection, Appraisal, and Renewal

MED 7705 Available Online Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning

Choose either:
MED 7706 Available Online The Principalship, preK-8
MED 7707 Available Online The Principalship, 9-12

MED 7708 Available Online Curriculum Leadership

MED 8900 Practicum in School Leadership – Prerequisite: MED 5000

MED 8901 Administrative Internship (3-5 credits)

Elective Courses (choose one)

MED 7702 Classroom and School Culture: Creating Environments for Learning

MED 7703 Available Online Curriculum and Teaching: Research, Theory, and Practice

MED 7704 Available Online Education for Equity and Social Justice

MED 7709 Personnel Administration

MED 7710 Available Online Technology and the School Environment

MED 7712 Available Online Curriculum Development*

MED 7799 Available Online Seminar in Supervision and Curriculum Improvement*

* Effective Summer II (July 1, 2012), the State of New Jersey will no longer accept MED 7703 Available Online Curriculum and Teaching: Research, Theory and Practice, for the NJ supervisor’s certificate.  MED 7703 Available Online may still be taken as an elective for the MED School Leadership Degree.   MED 7712 Available Online: Curriculum Development is the approved replacement course for New Jersey students seeking the New Jersey supervisor’s certificate.

Qualification for Degree

To qualify for the Master of Education in School Leadership degree, a student must successfully complete all required courses plus one of the above elective courses for a minimum of 33 credit hours, with a GPA of at least 3.0. The program must be completed within five years. Program completion and graduation are also contingent on achieving a satisfactory grade ("S") for MED 5000 the Wilmington University School Leadership Content Area Assessment (CAA).

Graduation Planning Conference

Prior to registering for either MED 8900 or MED 8901, students will schedule a graduation planning conference with the Program Chair or a University Program Advisor.

Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.