Educational Leadership Program, Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership can lead to one or more of the following principal licenses: Pre-K to 6th grade; Grades 4 to 9; Grades 5 to 12. To be eligible for the principal license, the applicant must have two (2) years of successful teaching experience at the relevant licensure age and grade bands and hold a valid Ohio Department of Education (ODE) teaching license. The program provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to serve as effective leaders in schools and educational agencies. The curriculum includes coursework that satisfies requirements for JCU’s Certificate of Assessment and Accountability and prepares candidates with a deep understanding of assessment at the classroom, school, district, state and national levels. Although the primary career trajectory is school principal, graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to seek educational leadership positions in government agencies, testing companies, educational research centers, and educational consulting firms.

The master’s degree principal licensure course of study is an online and hybrid 39 credit-hour program at the graduate level, which includes a semester-long internship. In addition to satisfactory completion of all program requirements, candidates must pass the appropriate state exam for licensure. All principal licensure candidates must submit to fingerprinting and background checks by government investigative agencies.

Applicants who have a master’s degree in education and hold a valid teaching license may apply to the program in order to pursue principal licensure and the Certificate of Assessment and Accountability at the Post-Masters level. The program coordinator will conduct a transcript audit to determine if prior coursework satisfies master’s core requirements and if additional coursework may be needed prior to program admission. The minimum number of credits for post-master’s applicants is 30. For those students who wish to pursue a second master’s degree, and in cases where equivalent coursework has already been completed for another master’s degree, the department may approve a waiver request for a maximum of six credit hours toward the M.Ed in Educational Leadership.

Requirements

Core Courses

ED 502RESEARCH METHODS

3

ED 534LEARNING-TEACHING

3

ED 554MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

3

Assessment and Accountability Sequence

ED 506PROGRAM EVALUATION

3

ED 530TESTS & MEASUREMENTS

3

ED 533INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

3

ED 578LITERACY ASSESS & INTERV MODEL

3

Educational Leadership Licensure Coursework

ED 551SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

3

ED 553PROF DVLPMNT & TEACHER EVAL

3

ED 558LAW AND ETHICS

3

ED 560SCHOOL & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

3

ED 562FINANCE & FACILITIES

3

ED 596INTERNSHIP FOR SCHOOL LEADERS

3

Total Credit Hours: 39