In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon a portfolio developed from 600 hours of field experience. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, M.ED. NON-LICENSURE TRACK
The education leadership master’s program non-licensure track is not designed for students who are seeking an administrator or teaching license, but for those who are desiring to be a leader in educational settings, establishing (starting) schools, extending their studies in education, and/or working in religious school settings.
*It is not a goal of this program to provide requirements for any teaching or administrative licensure.
1. General Requirements to graduate school must be met.
2. Submit a letter of intent or purpose stating why you are seeking this degree and how you intend to use it.
3. Submit a resume of education and work history.
4. Provide 3 letters of recommendation addressing character (background) and perseverance to complete the program.
5. Have a method for obtaining a background check (needed for internships in schools).
Twenty-seven hours (27) are required core courses. Twelve hours of elective courses are used for fulfilling individual needs, interests and degree obligations. This program requires a Master’s Thesis.
Research Core Courses (12 semester hours taken in the following order, with one course taken each semester):
Leadership Core Courses (6 hours):
Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (6 hours) selected from:
Comparative International Education Core Course (3 hours) selected from:
Elective Courses (twelve hours) can be selected from an approved list which includes courses in education, business/finance, communications, Christian Studies, psychology, and specific subject areas related to research for master’s thesis.
TOTAL: 39 SEM. HRS.
A thesis on a comparative education topic must be completed and formally presented during the final semester of study. A research course from the approved list must be taken each semester to aid in the completion of the thesis.