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Graduate Catalog 2015-16

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

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For domestic classified status, the deadline is approximately a month before the start of classes (Definite dates are on the application itself). International students, please see the FAQs #16 for your deadline. NOTE: If you are a new graduate student and you intend to apply for a Competitive Graduate Award (CGA), the deadline for having all of your application materials turned in moves up to January 15th. If you apply for the CGA but your SIUE application is incomplete, your application for the Competitive Graduate Award will be removed from consideration.

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

 

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the education doctorate degree (EdD) in educational leadership.  There are two program options, the Superintendent/District Leadership option and the General School Leadership option.  Under the first option, students complete the courses required for endorsement as a district level school administrator (superintendent) during the first two years of the program.  (For those students already holding that endorsement, the first two years of course work is waived.) Under the second option, students complete a more general program of study during the first two years of the program and do not pursue the superintendent endorsement.  The remainder of the program is the same for candidates in both options and includes one year of advanced study of school law, policies, policy-making, and research and the completion of a research-based capstone project.

ADMISSION

Students in the Superintendent/District Leadership option may enter the program at two points: prior to beginning the first two years of course work or, for those already holding a Superintendent Endorsement, after completing the two years of course work required for that endorsement.  Students in the General School Leadership option enter the program prior to beginning the first two years of course work.  Admission requirements for each program option follows:

Superintendent/District Leadership Option

For those seeking both the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement and the education doctorate:

Master of Science in Education degree or its equivalent;Grade Point average of 3.25 (A=4.0) or higher in graduate study;Administrative experience that meets state requirements for the Superintendent endorsement.

For those already holding (or who will hold prior to enrollment) the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement:

A specialist’s degree (earned within the past ten years unless special approval is granted by the EdD Admissions committee;Graduate point average of 3.25 (A=4.0) or higher in graduate study;Teaching experience or other experience as approved by the admissions committee.

General School Leadership Option:

Master of Science in Education degree or its equivalent;Grade point average of 3.25 (A=4.0) or higher in graduate study;Teaching experience or other experience as approved by the admissions committee. 

Application materials will include:

Current resume that clearly indicates 1) educational background, 2) P-12 work experiences, and 3) progression of P-12 leadership experiences;Three letters of reference from administrators or supervisors who have first-hand knowledge of the candidate’s professional work.  Letters must address: nature of the relationship with the applicant (at least one must be a current or past supervisor), the applicant’s leadership experience, ability to work collaboratively, ability to impact schools to improve student learning, oral and written communication skills, and potential to become a transformative educational leader.Written responses to three focus questions that consider the goals of the EdD Program and preparation for doctoral study.

All requirements will be reviewed by a faculty admissions committee to determine the potential of the candidate to affect school district improvement.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

For those candidates not holding the superintendent endorsement prior to enrollment, fifty-four (54) semester hours of graduate credit beyond the master’s degree are required for the EdD degree.  For those holding the superintendent endorsement prior to enrollment, twenty-four (24) semester hours of additional graduate credit are required for the EdD degree.

Superintendent/District Leader Option

Course work required for Superintendent Endorsement:
EDAD 555 (3) – Superintendency and District Administration *
EDAD 560 (3) – Educational Policy Making and Governance*
EDAD 563 (3) – School and Community Relations*
EDAD 565 (3) – Personnel Administration*
EDAD 570 (3) – Leadership Theory and Practice*
EDAD 573 (3) – Educational Facilities, Planning and Management*
EDAD 575 (3) – Strategic Management*
EDAD 580 (3) – District Program Development*
EDAD 585 (3) – School Business Administration*
EDAD 591 (3) – Internship Practicum*

Advanced Study and Research
EDAD 600 (3) – Proseminar in Doctoral Study
EDAD 620 (3) – Advanced School Law
EDAD 660 (3) – Politics and Policy-Making in Education
EPFR 605 (3) – Qualitative Inquiry  – includes field study*
EPFR 601 (3) – Quantitative Inquiry
EDAD 690 (3) – Research Topics In Educational Leadership
EDAD 698 (3,3) – Doctoral Capstone Research Project

*Successful completion results in Specialist’s Degree and recommendation for Illinois Superintendent’s certificate.

General School Leadership Option

Required courses (15 semester hours):

EDAD 563 (3) School and Community Relations

EDAD 565 (3) Personnel Administration

EDAD 570 (3) Leadership Theory and Practice

EDAD 580 (3) District Program Development

Either EDAD 573 (3) Educational Facilities Management OR EDAD 575 (3) Strategic Management

Electives (15 semester hours):  Students select five (5) of the following courses (or other courses as approved by the program):

CI 510 (3) Analysis of Instruction

CI 511 (3) Differentiated Instruction

CI 563 (3) Curriculum Models

CI 578 (3) Organization and Administration of Literacy Programs

CI 581 (3) Foundations of Teacher Leadership

EDAD 555 (3) The Superintendency

EDAD 560 (3) Educational Policy Making and Governance

EDAD 573 (3) Educational Facilities Management

EDAD 575 (3) Strategic Management

EDAD 585 (3) School Business Administration

ENG 544 (3) Reading and Writing Pedagogy in TESL

ENG 576 (3) Writing Across the Curriculum

ENG 587 (3) Politics of Composition Pedagogy

SOC 502 (3) Seminar in Intergroup Relations

SOC 542 (3) Seminar in Gender and Gender Inequality

SOC 590 (3) Special Topics (to be approved by adviser)

SPED 514 (3) Legal Aspects of Special Education

SPED 515 (3) Administration and Supervision of Special Education Services

SPED 517 (3) Special Education Finance

And Other electives as approved.

Advanced Study and Research:

EDAD 600 (3) Proseminar in Doctoral Study

EDAD 620 (3) Advanced School Law

EDAD 660 (3) Politics and Policy-Making in Education

EPFR 601 (3) Quantitative Inquiry

EPFR 605 (3) Qualitative Inquiry – includes field study

EDAD 690 (3) Research Topics in Educational Leadership

EDAD 698 (3, 3) Doctoral Capstone Research Project

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy:  The examination consists of essay questions that address course content and is taken after EPFR 605 (or before EDAD 690 and 698).  The exam is read by three faculty members and assessed for content and quality.  Candidate must pass the examination to advance.

Final Capstone Research Project:  The project requires an extensive written document that presents the results of the candidate’s research.  An oral presentation and successful defense of the project before a committee of three faculty members is required for program completion.  Planning the project occurs in EDAD 690 and the project is carried out, defended, and finalized in EDAD 698.

SPECIALIST DEGREE

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the specialist degree in educational administration. There are three program options – teacher leader, principal, and superintendent. Each program option leads to an endorsement on an Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL).  Programs of study are designed for persons desiring career positions in school leadership.

ADMISSION

General requirements for admission to the specialist degree program include: a Master of Science in Education degree or its equivalent; a grade point average of 3.25 (A=4.0) or higher in graduate study.   Applicants seeking admission to the Teacher Leader option must have at least one year of teaching experience.  In addition, applicants to the Teacher Leader option must satisfactorily complete EDAD 500, an admission portfolio, and a personal interview. Applicants seeking admission to the General Administrative program must hold, or have held a pre-K-12 teaching position for four years.  Applicants for the Superintendent’s program must hold, or have held, a position requiring a principal level administrative endorsement.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Three program options are available: teacher leader, general administrative, and superintendent. General requirements are as follows:

Teacher Leader Option

Required courses (33 hours)

Program Admission:

EDAD 500 (3) – Introduction to School Leadership

Lecture Courses:

EDAD 525a (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research

EDAD 530a (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research

EDAD 535a (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research

CI 582 (3) – Becoming a Teacher Leader: Mentor and Coach

CI 583 (3) – Leadership in Professional Development

Hybrid/Online Courses:

IT 481 (3) – Computers in Education: Theory & Practice

IT 550 (3) – Emerging Technologies in Education

IT 560 (3) – Leadership in Educational Technology

Practicum:

EDAD 550 (3) – Teacher Leader Practicum

Field Study:

EDAD 595 (3) – Field Study

Principal Option

Required courses (33 hours)

Lecture Courses:

EDAD 500 (3) –  Introduction to School Leadership

EDAD 520 (3) – School Law

EDAD 525a (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research

EDAD 530a (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research

EDAD 535a (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research

EDAD 545a (3) – The Principalship: Theory and Research

Field-Based Internship Courses:

EDAD 525b (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Field Experience

EDAD 530b (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Field Experience

EDAD 535b (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Field Experience

EDAD 545b (3) – The Principalship: Field Experience

EDAD 595 (3) – Field Study

Superintendent Option

Required Courses (33 hours)

Governance of Public Schools:

EDAD 555 (3) – Superintendency and District Administration

EDAD 560 (3) – Educational Policy Making and Governance

EDAD 563 (3) – School and Community Relations

Management of Public Schools:

EDAD 565 (3) – School Personnel Administration

EDAD 570 (3) – Leadership Theory and Practice

EDAD 573 (3) – Educational Facilities Planning and Management

EDAD 585 (3) – School Business Management

Educational Planning and Program Development:

EDAD 575 (3) – Strategic Management

EDAD 580 (3) – District Program Development

Internship practicum/Superintendency:

EDAD 591 (3) – Internship Practicum/Superintendency

Field study:

EDAD 595 (3) –  Field Study

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree.  There are two program options, Teacher Leader or Principal. Each program option leads to an endorsement on an Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL). The degree program provides students with a broad theoretical background that facilitates career movement in a variety of school leadership positions.

Completion of the Master of Science in Education degree in educational administration ordinarily satisfies Illinois principal endorsement requirements (required for elementary, middle school, and high school principals, assistant principals, assistant superintendents, or community college deans), and Missouri certification requirements for the initial principal endorsement. Courses are generally acceptable for certification in other states. Individuals who may have unusual certification problems should consult with the graduate program director for additional information. Illinois certification for various administrative endorsements may also be met through the specialist degree in educational administration.

ADMISSION

General requirements for admission to graduate study at the master's level in educational administration are the same as those of the Graduate School.  Applicants seeking admission to the Teacher Leader option must have at least one year teaching experience, and must satisfactorily complete EDAD 500, an admission portfolio, and a personal interview.  Applicants to the Principal option must hold, or have held, a preK-12 teaching position for four years prior to being admitted to the program.  Applicants must also submit a prescribed portfolio and participate in a personal interview with program faculty prior to admission.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate credit are required for the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in educational administration. General requirements are as follows:

Teacher Leader Option

Required courses (36 hours)

Program Admission:

EDAD 500 (3) – Introduction to School Leadership

Lecture Courses:

EPFR 521 (3) – Analysis of Educational issues: Socio-Cultural Foundations

EDAD 525a (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research

EDAD 530a (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research

EDAD 535a (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research

CI 582 (3) – Becoming a Teacher Leader: Mentor and Coach

CI 583 (3) – Leadership in Professional Development

Hybrid/Online Courses:

EPFR 501 (3) – Research Methods

IT 481 (3) – Computers in Education: Theory & Practice

IT 550 (3) – Emerging Technologies in Education

IT 560 (3) – Leadership in Educational Technology

Practicum:

EDAD 550 (3) – Teacher Leader Practicum

Principal Option

Required courses (36 hours)

Lecture Courses:

EDAD 500 (3) – Introduction to School Leadership

EDAD 520 (3) – School Law

EDAD 525a (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research

EDAD 530a (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research

EDAD 535a (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research

EDAD 545a (3) – The Principalship: Theory and Research

EPFR 501 (3) – Research Methods in Education

EPFR 521 (3) – Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-cultural Foundations of Education

Field-Based Internship Courses:

EDAD 525b (3) – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Field Experience

EDAD 530b (3) – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Field Experience

EDAD 535b (3) – Curriculum Leadership: Field Experience

EDAD 545b (3) – The Principalship: Field Experience

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

All candidates in the Teacher Leader option must complete a field-based practicum supervised and evaluated by an administrator or teacher leader in the field and a faculty member of Educational Leadership of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

All candidates in the Principal option for the master’s degree in educational administration must complete a program portfolio.  Candidates must also complete a four course field-based internship which is aligned with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards, the 36 critical success factors outlined in the Southern Research Education Board’s “The Principal Internship: How Can We Get It Right?,” the Educational Leadership Constituents Council standards, and the Illinois State Board of Education General Administration Endorsement standards.  Candidates must also complete a four course field-based internship experience.  The internship is supervised and evaluated by an administrator in the field and a faculty member of Educational Leadership of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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