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Admission Requirements

 

Program of Studies

Master of Education Degree

Educational Leadership (Principal Certification K-12)

Announces its new Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. This degree is tailored for educators who desire to become certified in educational administration and supervision. Candidates will be prepared to become effective instructional leaders and school managers in elementary, middle, and secondary settings.

Our Vision

To equip candidates to become change agents for positively impacting students’ lives socially, emotionally, and academically.

FLEXIBLE COURSE OFFERINGS

With its flexible course offerings, the educational leadership program is convenient for full-time working professionals. Coursework for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program totals 36 hours and may be completed in less than two years with continuous enrollment of no more than two courses per term. Courses are offered in the evenings, Saturdays, and online.

Admission Requirements

3 years minimum teaching experience

Resume’, transcripts, and licensure

G.P.A. of 3.0 for the last 64 hours in undergraduate program or 3.5 in graduate program

Graduate Record Exam score or Miller’s Analogy (competitive)

Writing sample and interview

Application Deadline – July 15

Letters of support from the principal and the superintendent

 

Prepare for a Career in Principalship

The program prepares future administrators to carry out the day-to-day management decisions that must be addressed by successful leaders in P-12 schools. The educational leadership program is committed to the practical preparation of administrators through four landscapes:

Organizational Horizons (6 hours)

Instructional Horizons (15 hours)

Humanistic Horizons (9 hours)

Practicing Horizons (6 hours)

 

Cohorts

There will be two cohorts of 24 students each: Tradition Campus (Biloxi) and Hattiesburg Campus.

 

Course

Course Name

Hours

Professional Education Core - Nine Hours Required

EDL 601

Organizational Leadership

3

EDL 602

Roles of the Principal

3

EDL 603*

Research-Based Instruction

3

Pedagogical Concentration – Twenty-One Hours Required

EDL 604

Data-Driven Instruction

3

EDL 605

Human Resources Management

3

EDL 606*

Ethical and Judicial Considerations

3

EDL 607*

Instructional Leadership

3

EDL 608

Effective Instructional Programs

3

EDL 617*

Human and Student Diversity

3

EDL 688

Community School Climates

3

Field-Based Experiences – Six Hours Required

EDL 635

Internship I

1

EDL 635

Internship II

1

EDL 635

Internship III

1

EDL 635

Internship IV

3

 

*Comprehensive Examination Courses

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