Madonna University offers a program leading to the master's degree in Educational Leadership, designed for part-time students with a full-time work commitment. The program follows national and State leadership standards. Upon program completion, students are eligible for administrator certification in Michigan.
The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings, who will not only be effective administrators but also visionary educators and instructional leaders. The program promotes a collaborative approach to leadership that empowers stakeholders to attain individual and institutional goals.
Students who complete the graduate program in educational leadership will be able to demonstrate the following competencies, which are aligned with the Michigan Standards for Principal Preparation and the national Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards:
- Facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
- Advocate, nurture, and sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
- Ensure management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
- Collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources.
- Act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical matter.
- Understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context..
- Apply technology to advance student achievement.
Admission to the M.S. program in Educational Leadership is determined on the basis of the following criteria:
- Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
- Two completed recommendation forms from current supervisor or professional associates.
- Individuals without a valid teaching certificate will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- Prior or concurrent teaching experience.
- Admission interview with the Director of the Educational Leadership program.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of credit, with departmental approval.
30 s.h. of course work, including:
- Required Educational Foundation Core (6 s.h.)
- Required Leadership and Supervision Courses (13 s.h.)
- Required Program and Staff Development (7 s.h.)
- Required Clinical Experience (4 s.h.)
- August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
- December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
- April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
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