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  Dec 14, 2017
 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Education Administration, M.Ed.



Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school vision of learning supported by the school community.
  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective
  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairly, and in an ethical manner
  • Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Internship. The internship provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practice and develop the skills identified in Standards 1-6 through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel for graduate credit.

Admission

In addition to The Graduate School’s application requirements, applicants must complete the EDLP application supplement.

Degree Requirements (36 Hours)

1. Total hours required:


36 hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, which must be completed no more than six years prior to graduation.

2. Certification:


The M.Ed. in CD-12 Education Administration incorporates the academic requirements for certification as a principal and supervisor in South Carolina.

3. Courses:


Course work is designed to ensure that at the completion of the program the student can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions developed in the following course work:

Select from one of the following three areas:


Note:


  1. It is recommended that students begin with one of the following courses: EDLP 700 , EDLP 701 , EDLP 702 , and EDLP 703 . However, there are no prerequisites to courses in the program other than the principalship block (see no. 3 below).
  2. EDLP 707A  and EDLP 707B  or EDLP 709A  and EDLP 709B  must be taken concurrently with EDLP 706  over a two-semester period.
  3. Students must have completed at least 15 hours of EDLP courses prior to enrolling in EDLP 706 , EDLP 707A  and EDLP 707B , EDLP 708A , or EDLP 709A  and EDLP 708B . Three of these hours may be taken concurrently in the semester in which the principalship course begins.

Area B (9 semester hours of related courses):


Curriculum Course (3 hours)


A graduate credit course in curriculum to be selected with the approval of the advisor. Recommended:

Research/Measurement/Assessment Course (3 hours)


A graduate credit course in research/measurement/assessment to be selected with the approval of the advisor. Recommended:

Exceptionalities or Human Growth and Development Course (3 hours)


A graduate credit course in exceptionalities (e.g. exceptional children, special education) or in human growth and development to be selected with the approval of the student’s advisor. Recommended:

4. Comprehensive Examination:


Students must pass a comprehensive examination.