The School Improvement Leadership programs focus on instructional leadership. During a year-long practicum, participants will apply theories and practices from course work in the school environment. These programs are Maryland-approved programs for Administrator 1 certification.
How You Learn
Online Format: This is an online graduate program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks.
Face-to-Face Options are available, please contact the Graduate Information Office at (667) 444-2410.
Graduates leave the program equipped with the skills to become successful administrators within their schools and school districts.
Course Progression and Degree Requirements
M.Ed. Program Option
|ED 681||Curriculum Development in a Multicultural Society||3|
|ED 646||School Law||3|
|ED 671||School Improvement Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective||3|
|ED 673||School Improvement Leadership: Facilitating a Positive School Culture||3|
|ED 672||Assessing Needs and Evaluating Progress||3|
|ED 674 A||Special Project Seminar/Practicum in School Improvement Leadership||1.5|
|ED 674 B||Special Project Seminar/Practicum in School Improvement Leadership||1.5|
|ED 601||Theories of Development||3|
|ED 602||Sociological Perspective||3|
|ED 605||Research Methods||3|
|ED 606||Action Research||3|
|ED 603||Personality Development & Self Esteem||3|
|ED 651||Educating for Character||1.5|
|ED 652||Mediation of Conflict||1.5|
Post-Master’s Certificate (PDs) Program Option**
|ED 653||Supervision for Effective Instruction||3|
|ED 646||School Law||3|
|ED 671*||School Improvement Leadership – the Theory||3|
|ED 672||Assessing Needs, Evaluating Progress||3|
|ED 673||School Culture||3|
|ED 674 A/B||Internship/Seminar||3|
|ED 681||Curriculum Development in a Multi-Cultural Society||3|
* ED 671 is a pre-requesite for Ed 673; ED 673 is a pre- or co-requisite for ED 674.
Eportfolio must be completed in ED 674 A/B.
Technology Requirements for Graduation:
- Technology competencies demonstrated
- Portfolio completion and exit conference
- Certification as Administrator I requires MSDE teacher certification, 27 months of successful teaching experience, and completion of the required 3-credit introduction or survey of special education course.
This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.
**Any Professional Development Certification on its own is not eligible for Financial Aid.