Master of Education
The School Leadership Master of Education - Non-Certified Degree addresses research, theory, and practice related to effective schools, teaching and learning, and school reform. Translating theory into practice is a primary emphasis.
This 30 credit program is designed to (a) develop aspiring school leaders’ knowledge, dispositions, and skills related to effective and sustainable school and school system leadership and renewal; (b) prepare school leaders who are committed to the centrality of teaching and learning and to the removal of barriers to student learning; (c) prepare school leaders who will engage all school stakeholders in the development of a shared vision of teaching and learning; (d) prepare school leaders who will manage school operations and resources in an efficient, equitable, and ethical manner, maintaining a constant focus on the improvement of student learning; and (e) prepare school leaders who are committed to professional growth and renewal.
The School Leadership Master of Education program is designed to produce educational leaders who will:
Multiple assessments are used to determine candidate growth toward achievement of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions described in School Leadership program competencies and college-wide graduation competencies. Rubrics-based evaluations of fieldwork, projects, assignments, research papers, and final grades for courses represent the first level of assessment. Goals, learning outcomes and activities, external assignments, and assessment strategies are linked directly to program and graduation competencies and are clearly stated on each course syllabus.
Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the School Leadership program. A total of 30 credit hours are required for program completion and certification. Field-based components are embedded in every course. 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.
MED 6102 is required for all candidates. E-Folio is an electronic portfolio system used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.
MED 6102 E-Folio
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 7706 The Principalship, PreK–8
MED 7707 The Principalship, 9-12
MED 7708 Curriculum Leadership
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 Supervision and Curriculum Improvement