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2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Leadership, without Licensure Concentration, Ed.S.

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Instructional Leadership Major (Ed.S.)

Student Learning Outcomes 

Students will be able to:
  • Analyze multiple forms of data to establish goals and strategies targeting student growth and achievement.
  • Apply concepts of instructional leadership principles necessary for professional practice in the K-12 setting.
  • Use educator evaluation data to inform, assess, and adjust professional learning goals and plans.

​General Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires the applicant to have a master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale, and submission of an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) score is required for admission. All applicants must submit test scores at the time of application.

Additional Admission Requirements for the Ed.S. Licensure Concentration

In addition to the general admission requirements, consideration will be given to:

(a) a letter of recommendation on official employment letterhead;

(b) a minimum of three years of work experience in the schools;

(c) an acceptable score on an interview; (d) an acceptable score on a writing sample;

(e) an acceptable score on in-basket exercises to be scheduled through the department;

(f) and a teacher license.

A Portfolio is required as part of the admissions process. The department will send the instructions for the portfolio upon receipt of your application in the department. The criteria listed above will be evaluated to determine the applicant’s overall potential for success in the program as compared to other applicants in the admissions cycle. There are no conditional admissions.

Each student must be interviewed by a committee of professional administrators prior to admission to the program. The admissions committee will review and evaluate the entire academic and professional record in making the admission decision. Each student must inform his or her advisor early in the program that Principal/Supervisor licensure is being sought. All candidates must complete and successfully defend a required Action Research Project.

*For licensure programs admission is available in the spring and summer only.

Transfer Credits

Candidates wishing to transfer credit(s) toward the Ed.S. program may transfer a maximum of six (6) relevant graduate credit hours from an accredited institution for courses that correspond to program/state requirements. All transfer courses must be reviewed and approved by both the academic advisor and the department chair.

Candidates in the Educational Specialist program must establish academic residency by completing a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours over a period of four (4) academic year semester or two (2) academic year semesters and two (2) summer registrations (2 sessions per one summer equals one registration) of courses in the EDAD department.

Instructional Leadership Without Licensure Concentration

Program of Study

Degree Requirements for Ed.S. Non-Licensure Candidates

Candidates for the Ed.S. degree must take a minimum of 33 hours of course work, pass the comprehensive examinations in the field of general education and educational administration, and complete a culminating project (EDAD 6140 ). The program of study must be completed after nine (9) hours of coursework. Grades of “C” or lower cannot count toward the degree. Students can only retake a course a maximum of two times. Students not successfully completing a course with a grade of “B” or better after the second attempt may be dismissed from the degree program.

All candidates must meet with their advisor prior to registration each semester. Courses must be taken in order as determined by program requirements. All students must complete a Comprehensive Examination Application one semester prior to their intended examination date. All applications must be approved by your academic advisor. All examination dates can be located on the Graduate School Academic Calendar.

Total Degree Requirement: 33 credit hours

Please contact your advisor before registering for courses.

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