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    Mississippi College
  Jan 20, 2021
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), Ed.S. Educational Leadership - 40 sem. hrs. (NEW)

The purpose of the Ed.S. track in Curriculum & Instruction is to provide educators with the skills and knowledge to improve their teaching effectiveness and enhance student achievement. Through this program candidates learn research-based strategies and best practices for developing effective instructional programs and managing safe, supportive learning environments. The Ed.S. track. in Curriculum and Instruction program provides educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy. Throughout the program candidates will learn how to apply evidence-based instruction, assessments, national and state standards, and comprehensive accountability measures to help transform classrooms.



  • All general requirements for admission to the Graduate School at Mississippi College must be met initially.
  • Requirements for admission to the Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) must be met:
  • Candidates applying for the Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education must have a Class AA License in elementary education. For those seeking the Ed.S. Degree in Ed. Leadership, the Class AA License must be in an area of professional education.
  • Candidates must have a 3.25 GPA on all prior graduate work.
  • Candidates must supply three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s character, scholarship, and potential for successful completion of the program. (One recommendation must come from the candidate’s current administrator.)
  • Candidates must provide proof of three years of prior teaching experience in their licensed area, in an accredited school.
  • Candidates must schedule an interview with the program advisor.
  • Candidates must successfully complete a writing assessment.
  • After 12 hours of coursework, candidates must have and maintain a 3.25 GPA on all work in the Ed.S. Program.
  • Candidates must write and defend a research-based project completed during the Ed.S. Program at MS College. Candidates must have a 3.25 GPA, in order to defend their research-based project, before graduation requirements can be considered completed.
  • All work for the degree must be worked-on and completed according to the cohort schedule.
  • See Graduate Catalog for complete information regarding university requirements and the Graduate Programs.

Coursework for Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction K-12 Track

Required Prerequisites: (12 hours)

EDU 6520 Basics of Effective Leadership  

EDU 6505 Engaged Learning  

EDU 6521 Organizational School and Community Effectiveness  

EDU 7501 Advanced Educational Research Applications  

Leadership Core: (21 hours)

EDU 7530 Issues and Concepts of Personnel Management  

EDU 75251 Personnel Management Practicum (1 hr)

EDU 7531 Seminar in Current Educational Leadership Dilemmas  

EDU 7540 Basics of School Finance and Fiscal Control of Schools  

EDU 7541 Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations  

EDU 75254 Legal Structures and Legal Issues Practicum (1 hr.)

EDU 7545 Statistical Methods and Testing  

EDU 7561 Data-Driven Decision-Making  

EDU 75258 Data-Driven Decision Making Practicum (1 hr)

Curriculum and Instruction Concentration (7 hrs):

EDU 7560 Advanced Curriculum and Development  

EDU 75257 Advanced Curriculum and Development Practicum (1 hr)

EDU 7570 Technology Trends in Curriculum and Instruction  

Total: 40 semester hours