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

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 copy).
  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. An interview providing evidence of successful leadership potential.
  6. Evidence of satisfactory verbal and written English language skills.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) is required to remain in the program.
  2. Coursework (including transfer credit) and field and internship experiences must be completed within six years of the date of enrollment in the program.
  3. 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.
  4. A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study may be included in the program.
  5. At the completion of 24 credit hours of coursework in EDL, students may enroll in EDL 703 (Educational Leadership Internship, a 3-credit course). At the completion of the EDL 703 internship and at the completion of each field experience, a letter grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory) is awarded.
  6. All coursework must receive a minimum grade of C to meet program requirements.
  7. A maximum of 12 graduate-level credit hours may be transferred upon approval. Only grades of B or better will be accepted as transfer credit.
Required Courses (30 cr. hrs)
EDL 552PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW3
EDL 559PRINCIPLES IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING3
EDL 607SITE-BASED LEADERSHIP3
EDL 612SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE3
EDL 630CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP3
EDL 631SUPERVISION OF TEACHING3
EDL 683FACILITATION OF GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING3
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
Elective (3 cr. hrs.)3
Choose one from the following:
METHODS, THEORIES, AND MODELS OF CREATIVE LEARNING
ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAMS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD
Total Credit Hours33