The Master of Science in Educational Leadership (M.S.E.L) is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program designed to address many of the problems faced by school administrators. The goal of the program is to provide a framework of leadership skills that prepares the program participants for the challenges to be faced by school administrators in the 21st century.
The objectives for the Master of Science in Educational Leadership are to assist and provide opportunities for students to develop
1. Leadership skills in fostering a collegial relationship, problem solving, and effective communication with various constituents at the school, district, state, and federal levels;
2. An understanding of, adherence to, and promotion of the legal requirements, ethical standards, and professional obligations at the school, district, state, and federal levels;
3. Leadership strategies for dealing with geographically, ethnically, and economically diverse populations;
4. Effective and best practice techniques for the assessment and supervision of personnel;
5. Effective and industry standard techniques for the assessment and supervision of programs;
6. An understanding of and proficiency in financial management; and
7. An understanding of and proficiency in resource management.
Curriculum and Plan of Graduate Study
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program consists of 33 semester hours of approved graduate credit.
Students will be required to take EDUC 5100 M.S.E.L.Introductory Seminar in the first semester of enrollment.
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program schedule is designed with non-traditional students in mind.
Class times and format include:
|EDUC||5100||Introductory Seminar for Graduate Programs|
|EDUC||5203||Fund of Public School Administration|
|EDUC||5223||Assessment of Personnel and Programs|
|EDUC||5233||Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction|
|EDUC||5243||Community and School Relations|
|EDUC||5253||Legal & Ethical Aspects of School Administration|
|EDUC||5263||Public School Finance & Accounting|
|EDUC||5283||Internship in School Administration|
Research & Tech for School Administrators
(6 Semester hours of satisfactory Internship work)
Students will be required to successfully pass a mid- and final-program portfolio for completion of the graduate degree.
The M.S.E.L will be awarded when the student has met all of the following requirements:
- Completion of a minimum of 33 graduate hours listed on the plan of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;
- Completion of "Application for Graduate Degree" form; and
- Completion of an Exit Survey and
- Completion of portfolio.