M.A. in Educational Leadership - Course Requirements

The Administration track enables the school administrator to:

  • Understand the importance of a clear, detailed vision and an explicitly stated philosophy in shaping a coherent curriculum and in fostering an effective school
  • Demonstrate instructional leadership, which provides purpose and direction for student achievement
  • Demonstrate organizational skills to implement school plans of action efficiently and effectively
  • Make systematic use of information to assess the needs and accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff


Core Requirements (9 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits Semester Offered
GEN 501 Human Development OR 3 fall, spring, summer
GEN 505 Adult Human Development 3 spring
GEN 502 Methods of Research (required) 3 fall, spring, summer
GEN 503 Interpersonal Relations (required) 3 fall, spring, summer
GEN 600 Comprehensive Examination (required) 0 fall, spring


Required Common Concentration Courses (9 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
EDL 599 Comprehensive Examination in Educational Leadership and Administration 0
EDL 622 Curriculum and Instruction 3
CLD 546 Multicultural/Multilingual Issues in Education (or related CLD course) 3
EDL 615 Contemporary Professional Ethics 3


Concentration (Administration Track) (18 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
EDL 621 Administration 3
EDL 623 Supervision 3
EDL 624 Confronting Current Issues 3
EDL 625 School Law 3
EDL 626 School Community Relations 3
EDL 636 Art and Science of Grant Writing 3


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