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Education Specialist- Educational Leadership Concentration

Education Specialist- Educational Leadership Concentration

The Education Specialist with a concentration in Educational Leadership is an advanced degree designed for candidates who wish to develop advanced knowledge and theory beyond the master's degree level.
 
Candidates must hold a Master of Education degree from an accredited institution to be admitted into the program. Candidates holding a Master of Education degree in an educational discipline other than Educational Leadership are eligible to pursue the Educational Leadership concentration.


Admission into the Education Specialist program with a concentration in Educational Leadership

A potential candidate must be admitted into the Dore' School of Graduate Studies. To be admitted to the EdS in Educational Leadership program, the following additional requirements must be met:
  • A candidate must hold a current valid teaching certificate. A temporary teaching certificate is not acceptable.
  • Have a minimum of three years of successful, full-time teaching.
  • Hold a Master of Education degree in an educational discipline other than Educational Leadership



Below is a list of the course requirements for the Educational Leadership concentration in the Education Specialist degree program and the recommended course sequence for 2016-2017 start dates:


Educational Specialist with an EDLD Concentration
 Fall
2016
Spring
2017
Summer
2017
Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Fall
2018
Spring 
2019
EDLD 610
EDLD 620
EDLD 671
EDLD 630
EDLD 640
EDLD 650
EDLD 660
EDLD 670
EDLD 696
EDLD 698
EDLD 697
EDLD 699
EDLD 630
EDLD 640
EDLD 650
EDLD 660
EDLD 670
EDLD 610
EDLD 620
EDLD 671
EDLD 696
EDLD 698
EDLD 697
EDLD 699
EDLD 660
EDLD 670
EDLD 610
EDLD 620
EDLD 671
EDLD 630
EDLD 640
EDLD 650
EDLD 696
EDLD 698
EDLD 697
EDLD 699
EDLD 610
EDLD 620
EDLD 671
EDLD 630
EDLD 640
EDLD 650
EDLD 660
EDLD 670
EDLD 696
EDLD 698
EDLD 697
EDLD 699

*Course offerings are subject to change according to demand and instructor availability. See your advisor for updated information.

EDLD 610: Developing a Vision for an Effective Learning Community
EDLD 620: School Culture and Dispositions

EDLD 630: Professional Ethics and School Law
EDLD 640: Seminar in Teaching and Learning
EDLD 650: School Improvement: Utilizing Data to Lead Change
EDLD 660: Management of School Resources and Personnel
EDLD 670: School/Community Relations
EDLD 671: Statistics
EDLD 696: Educational Leadership Practicum I
EDLD 697: Educational Leadership Practicum II
EDLD 698: Elements of Educational Research Design
EDLD 699: Field Study and/or Project


Additional Notes
  • One year of experience in educational leadership may be substituted for the six (6) credit hours of EDLD 696 and EDLD 697 required in the prescribed coursework.
  • Twenty-four (24) of the last thirty (30) post-master's graduate semester hours must be earned in residence.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below ‘C’ and not more than 6 credit hours of ‘C’ work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of ‘B’ or better may be applied toward the degree.

Completing an Application for Degree

All candidates are required to complete an Application for Degree during the first two weeks of the semester in which graduation is expected. The Application for Degree should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Education Programs by the due date posted in the current academic catalog.




Advisor for the Education Specialist with a concentration in Educational Leadership
Dr. Mimi Wallace
(v) 337.475.5965
Farrar Hall 217
mwallace@mcneese.edu