Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

Admission Requirements

  1. Evidence of a valid permanent or professional certificate in classroom teaching, pupil personnel service, or administration that was issued by any state or national government (submit one copy with application).
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Three recommendation forms that attest to applicant’s potential as an educational leader.  Recommenders’ email address must be entered in the online application.
  4. Three years of successful teaching and/or supervisory and/or pupil personnel service experience in schools or agencies (pre-K-12).
  5. Statement of leadership interests, goals, and relevant professional and community service.
  6. An interview providing evidence of successful leadership potential.
  7. Evidence of satisfactory verbal and written English language skills.

Each admission requirement is scored according to criteria on an evaluation rubric. The total score is compiled so that any one requirement will not preclude admission, but an overall snapshot of potential student success will be considered.

In addition, all applicants should adhere to the requirements detailed in the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog and utilize any related Supplemental Application Forms.

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) is required to remain in the program. Coursework (including transfer credit) and field and internship experiences must be completed within six years of the date of enrollment in the program.
  2. An application for admission to candidacy, signed by the student, the student’s academic adviser, the department chair, and the School of Education dean, must be submitted after the completion of 6 credit hours and before the completion of 12 credit hours.
  3. A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study may be included in the program.
  4. After the successful completion of EDL 703 (Educational Leadership Internship, a 3-credit course), students may enroll in EDL 705 (School District Internship, a 2-credit course). At the completion of each internship experience, a letter grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory) is awarded.
  5. All coursework must receive a minimum grade of C to meet program requirements.
  6. A maximum of 12 graduate credit may be transferred upon approval. Only grades of B or better will be accepted as transfer credit.
Required Courses
EDL 552PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW3
EDL 607SITE-BASED LEADERSHIP3
EDL 612SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE3
EDL 613SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE3
EDL 630CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP3
EDL 631SUPERVISION OF TEACHING3
EDL 702EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FIELD EXPERIENCES (1 credit hour course taken 3 times for total of 3 credit hours)3
EDL 703EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP3
EDL 704SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL CHANGE3
EDL 559PRINCIPLES IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING3
EDL 683FACILITATION OF GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING3
EDL 705SCHOOL DISTRICT INTERNSHIP2
EDL 602ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS3
Total Credit Hours38