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Masters of School Administration

The Masters of School Administration is designed to prepare school leaders for the nation. Our program is a 42-credit, cohort-based degree program. It is administered as an Administrative Clinical Model. Under this model all students are considered full-time and are required to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and ability through year-long internship. The program cohort begins each fall and completes all requirements in two years.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare visionary school leaders for the restructuring of school and the development of shared accountability for teaching and learning.
  • Develop well-rounded school leaders as creative agents for change.
  • Develop ethnically sensitive and open-minded school leaders who have the knowledge and skills needed to respond to social, political and economic changes, and to quality, equity, and gender issues.
  • Recruit, select, and prepare school leaders, with special focus on women and minorities who demonstrate potential for outstanding educational leadership.
  • Provide school leaders with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities through clinical experiences and a full-time year-long internship.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Our Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is an innovative 3-year program designed to provide an interdisciplinary focus on leadership and the tools, theories & experiences necessary to succeed in creating inclusive and equitable learning environments. Students may choose a focus in PK-12 or higher education. We offer a cohort-based (approx. 18 students) Research Clinical Model with online, hybrid, and weekend classes to accommodate our candidates.

Program Objectives

  • Produce transformative leaders who are capable of creating a new educational paradigm.
  • Combine theory with practice to provide candidates with a detailed understanding of the complex issues impacting education and student achievement.
  • Prepare leaders to successfully transform current educational settings into inclusive and equitable learning environments.
  • Address the crisis of educating historically underserved diverse communities using an interdisciplinary focus on leadership.
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