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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership offers theoretical and practical knowledge of school leadership. The degree program includes a Principal Track and an Instructional Leader Track. Students residing in Missouri are eligible to pursue Initial Principal Certification with the Principal Track. The Principal Track of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership does not guarantee a student initial principal certification. Students who reside outside of Missouri and plan to enroll in the principal track are responsible for verifying that the program meets requirements for licensure as principal in their state.

Online disclaimer: Students who reside outside of Missouri and plan to enroll in the Principal Track are responsible for verifying that the program meets requirements for licensure as a principal in their state.

Alabama disclaimer: 'Educator Preparation programs: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Alabama must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu'

Washington disclaimer: 'Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Missouri. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/archive/outofstate for more information. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.' – Washington Student Achievement Council

Department

Degree Requirements

Required Graduate Core Courses 27 hrs

  • EDUC 500 Research Design 3 hrs
  • EDUC 502 Foundations and Psychology of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
  • EDUC 504 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3 hrs
  • EDUC 546 Perspectives on Parental, Community & Political Involvement in Public Schools 3 hrs
  • EDUC 560 Theories of Learning 3 hrs
  • EDUC 563 Management of the Classroom Environment 3 hrs
  • EDUC 569 Data-Based Instructional Decision Making 3 hrs
  • EDUC 580 Methods of Effective Academic Evaluation 3 hrs
  • EDUC 608 Educational Leadership Practicum (in-seat Missouri residents only) or 3 hrs
  • EDUC 609 Education Leadership Integrated Project (online or out-of-state students) 3 hrs

Elective Graduate Courses: Principal Emphasis 9 hrs

  • EDUC 581 School Law for Educational Leaders 3 hrs
  • EDUC 583 Elementary and Secondary School Principalship 3 hrs
  • EDUC 587 Supervision 3 hrs

Elective Graduate Courses: Instructional Leader Emphasis 9 hrs

  • EDUC 582 Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness 3 hrs
  • EDUC 585 Theory and Philosophy of Instruction 3 hrs
  • EDUC 586 Techniques and Strategies of Instructional Coaching 3 hrs

Total 36 hrs

Locations

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree is available at the following locations:

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