Program Highlights & Benefits
Earn advanced professional expertise
2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks
Fully online cohort
Transfer credits considered
Professional educators involved in education and schooling who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions. This cognate is for those who desire to earn advanced professional expertise but are not seeking a school administrator’s license.
What You Learn
The degree program has been designed to afford professionals in the field of education the opportunity to enhance and expand their knowledge base, conduct research, address current and pressing issues in education, and reinforce the competencies needed as a professional Christian leader in education.
The goal of graduate education is to prepare competent educators who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing a distinctive Christian leadership and service to students, parents, and communities.
The program builds that expertise from a core of courses in learning, development and motivation; data, accountability and leadership; organizational contexts and the use of research to drive decision-making. It is dissertation based and designed for practitioners who already hold leadership roles in education or those who aspire to leadership positions of influence through their engagement in elementary/secondary educational schooling.
How You Learn
This is a fully online cohort. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system (Canvas) to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in as little as 22 months.
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Specialist of Education degree (Ed.S) in School Leadership & Supervision. The Ed.S in School Leadership and Supervision is designed for professional educators in Mississippi schools who already hold an administrative license and/or position, or would like to pursue non-administrative leadership positions such as Lead Teacher, Department Chair, Director of Curriculum, or Mentor.
|EDU 768||Leadership in the Educational Organizations||3|
|EDU 770||Advanced School Leadership and Public Relations||3|
|EDU 773||Leadership for School Conflict Resolution||3|
|EDU 772||School Organization Analysis||3|
|EDU 771||Advanced School Law and Ethics||3|
|EDU 774||Trends & the Future in Elem/Sec Education||3|
|EDU 776||Politics of Educational Change||3|
|EDU 751||Historical & Philosophical Perspectives on Edu Practices||3|
|EDU 779||Contemporary & Global Considerations in Education||3|
|EDU 766||Transformational Leadership||3|
|EDU 785||Comprehensive Synthesis of Educational Leadership||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||33|