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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 – Introduction to School Leadership

Lecture Courses
EPFR 521 – Analysis of Educational issues: Socio-Cultural Foundations
EDAD 525a – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research
EDAD 530a – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research
EDAD 535a – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research
CI 582 – Becoming a Teacher Leader: Mentor and Coach
CI 583 – Leadership in Professional Development

Hybrid/Online Courses
EPFR 501 – Research Methods
IT 481 – Computers in Education: Theory & Practice
IT 550 – Emerging Technologies in Education
IT 560 – Leadership in Educational Technology

Practicum
EDAD 550 – Teacher Leader Practicum

Principal Option

Required courses (36 hours)

Lecture Courses
EDAD 500 – Introduction to School Leadership
EDAD 520 – School Law
EDAD 525a – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Theory and Research
EDAD 530a – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Theory and Research
EDAD 535a – Curriculum Leadership: Theory and Research
EDAD 545a – The Principalship: Theory and Research
EPFR 501 – Research Methods in Education
EPFR 521 – Analysis of Educational Issues: Socio-cultural Foundations of Education

Field-Based Internship Courses
EDAD 525b – Instructional Leadership & Supervision: Field Experience
EDAD 530b – Data Driven School Improvement and Accountability: Field Experience
EDAD 535b – Curriculum Leadership: Field Experience
EDAD 545b – The Principalship: Field Experience

Admission Requirements >>

secondary ed
Faculty

David S. Knowlton, Ed.D.,
1998, The University of Memphis
Andrew Leland, Ph.D.
2018, Rutgers University

Yuliang Liu, Ph.D.,
2000, Texas A & M University

Jennifer L. Logue, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Laurel D. Puchner, Ph.D.,
1998, University of Pennsylvania

Alison Reeves, Ph.D.
,
2006, University of Arizona

Vicki Van Tuyle, Ed.D.,
2008, Western Illinois University


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