Master of Education
Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the School Leadership program. A total of 33-35 credit hours are required for program completion. Field-based components are embedded in every course. Practicum/Internship experience/hours are aligned with certification requirements in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The program is normally completed in two to three years, although accelerated options make it possible to complete the program in one year or less by combining regular courses, summer week-long courses, weekend courses, online learning courses, and/or hybrid courses.
MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)
MED 6102 is required for all candidates listing a major of MED School Leadership. MED 6102 is also required for all non-degree candidates taking coursework for administrative certification. E-Folio is an electronic portfolio system used for documenting and tracking student mastery of program competencies.
MED 6490 Education, Ethics, and the Law
MED 7201 Fiscal Operations and Resources
MED 7503 School and Community: Building a Shared Vision
MED 7590 School Leadership: Theory and Practice
MED 7701 Supervisory Leadership: Staff Selection, Appraisal, and Renewal
MED 7705 Measurement, Accountability, and Student Learning
MED 7708 Curriculum Leadership
MED 8900 Practicum in School Leadership (Includes Content Area Assessment)
MED 8903, 8904, 8905 and 8906 Administrative Internship (3-6 credits)
Elective Courses (choose one)
MED 7702 Classroom and School Culture: Creating Environments for Learning
MED 7703 Curriculum and Teaching: Research, Theory, and Design
MED 7704 Education for Equity and Social Justice
MED 7709 Personnel Administration
MED 7710 Technology and the School Environment
MED 7712 Curriculum Development**
MED 7799 Supervision and Curriculum Improvement**
Qualification for Degree
To qualify for the Master of Education in School Leadership degree, a student must successfully complete all required courses plus one of the above elective courses for a minimum of 33 credit hours (35 credit hours for New Jersey candidates), with a GPA of at least 3.0. The program must be completed within five years. Program completion and graduation are also contingent on achieving a satisfactory grade (“S”) for the School Leadership Content Area Assessment (CAA). In addition, beginning July 1, 2014, candidates are required to take the School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and achieve a score deemed passing by the College of Education.
Graduation Planning Conference
Prior to registering for either the Practicum in School Leadership or the Administrative Internship, candidates will schedule a graduation planning conference with the Program Chair or a University Program Advisor.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.