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.
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 Education, Ethics, and the Law
MED 7201 Fiscal Operations and Resources
MED 7503 School and Community: Building a Shared Vision
MED 7590 School Leadership: Theory and Practice
MED 7701 Supervisory Leadership: Staff Selection, Appraisal, and Renewal
MED 7705 Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning
MED 7708 Curriculum Leadership
MED 8901 Administrative Internship (3-5 credits)
MED 7702 Classroom and School Culture: Creating Environments for Learning
MED 7703 Curriculum and Teaching: Research, Theory, and Practice
MED 7704 Education for Equity and Social Justice
MED 7709 Personnel Administration
MED 7710 Technology and the School Environment
MED 7712 Curriculum Development*
MED 7799 Seminar in Supervision and Curriculum Improvement*
* Effective Summer II (July 1, 2012), the State of New Jersey will no longer accept MED 7703 Curriculum and Teaching: Research, Theory and Practice, for the NJ supervisor’s certificate. MED 7703 may still be taken as an elective for the MED School Leadership Degree. MED 7712 : Curriculum Development is the approved replacement course for New Jersey students seeking the New Jersey supervisor’s certificate.
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).
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.