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Graduate Program


Name: Dr. Brenda Roberts
Phone: 620-235-4498

Educational Leadership (MS)

The Department of Teaching and Leadership offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Leadership. This program is intended for the preparation of elementary, middle and secondary school principals and school superintendents. Experiences will also be provided for educators who will be in leadership roles for such activities as chapter/title programs, school/district curriculum projects and leadership duties in other human services professions. These experiences may involve one or more of the following five interrelated areas: measurement, evaluation, statistical analyses, computer usage and research design.

Program Outline

Options available for the degree include:

  • Option I: Thesis
    • This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
  • Option II: Research Problem
    • This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.

Required Courses

Fall Semester #1

  • LDSP 800 Educational Leadership I
    TCHL 891 Methods of Research

Spring Semester #1

  • LDSP 809 Legal Foundations of Education
    LDSP 855 Adm and Supervision of Special Ed

Summer Semester#1

  • TCHL 834 Curriculum Development*
    LDSP 888 Foundations of Education*

Fall Semester #2

  • LDSP 801 Educational Leadership II
    LDSP 863 Supervision of Instruction
    LDSP 893 Practicum in Ed Leadership I

Spring Semester #2

  • LDSP 835 Elementary Curriculum or
    LDSP 836 Secondary Curriculum
    LDSP 847 Principalship
    LDSP 894 Practicum in Ed Leadership II

Admission Requirements

Admission to this graduate degree program requires:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Portfolio
  • Evidence of licensure as a teacher (for those seeking building licensure)
  • Approval of the Educational Leadership Admissions Committee