Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in Pennsylvania in USA

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Educational Leadership

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The responsibilities of educational leadership typically fall to local administrators, such as superintendents and principals, and might include deans or department heads. These professionals often work with teachers, students and parents and are often responsible to create policies to improve the existing educational systems.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

Pennsylvania is officially known as Common Wealth of Pennsylvania. Most of the higher education institutes in the state follow the commonwealth system of higher education. The easily reachable and healthy recreation facilities in the state make it an ideal place for higher education.

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Master of Education in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA Bloomsburg

provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced educational practices. The curricula is offered in a blended program format, with many courses offered online while others provide a collaborative face-to-face experience on the campus of Bloomsburg University. [+]

Masters in Educational Leadership in Pennsylvania in USA. The mission of Bloomsburg University’s College of Education is to prepare ethical educational professionals who are empowered to assess and facilitate the development of all learners to succeed and lead in our diverse and technologically complex world. We are proudly accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education! We provide a progressive, challenging curricula coupled with our distinguished experienced faculty who provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced educational practices. The curricula is offered in a blended program format, with many courses offered online while others provide a collaborative face-to-face experience on the campus of Bloomsburg University. Graduate students of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership employ leadership behaviors as they engage in responsive, accountable, and autonomous practices designed to meet the needs of dynamic school environments while serving as a resource to their communities. Educational Leadership Programs Bloomsburg University offers four specialization tracks including: College Student Affairs PK-12 School Principal Certification PK-12 School Counseling Certification PK-12 Supervisory Certification in Curriculum and Instruction. All three certification tracks are either with or without the M. Ed. degree. Candidates acquiring a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership are required to complete 15 credits of core classes: 9 in leadership and 6 in research. Overall Programs range from 30-45 credits depending on the chosen specialization. The adjacent tabs to the right will provide you with more specific information based on your desired specialization. COURSES Candidates choosing to earn a Master's degree in Educational Leadership are required to complete 15 credits of core classes; 9 in leadership and 6 in research. The leadership core creates a foundation of educational leadership. The research core provides a solid foundation on educational research, where students will complete a review of literature and a faculty supervised action research project required for graduation. Students may still choose a thesis option. Students will select a specialty track, College Student Affairs, School Counselor, Principal, or Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction. Core Courses (9 credits) EDL.500 Introduction to Educational Leadership EDL.501 Organizational Behavior and Program Development EDL.503 School Law and Finance or EDL.524 Ethical, Legal & Leadership Issues in CSA Research Core (6 credits) EDL.502 Data, Driven Decisions or EDL.523 Assessment and the College Student Exp EDL.590 Educational Research and Writing SPECIALIZATION TRACKS College Student Affairs (30 credits)* COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling/Leadership Skills COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling EDL.520 Professional Helping in CSA EDL.521 Student Development Theory EDL.522 Foundations and Functions of CSA EDL.599 Field Experience in CSA (Students complete this course twice.) Program Approved Elective (a relevant course 500 or above) Supervisory Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction (15 credits) EDL.504 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction EDL.505 Curriculum Theory, Design, & Development EDL.506 Curriculum and Instruction Evaluation EDL.507 Home School Community Relations EDL.595 Supervisory Practicum NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 500, 502, & 503. K-12 School Principal Certificate (18 credits) EDL.504 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction EDL.507 Home School Community Relations EDL.508 Administrative Leadership in Education EDL.595 Principal Practicum/Internship SPECED.501 Special Education for Administrators NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 500, 501, 502, & 503. PK-12 School Counseling Certificate (30 credits) COUNSEL.500 Introduction to the Helping Professions COUNSEL.502 Career and Academic Development COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling and Leadership COUNSEL.516 Pre-Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.517 Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.518 Advanced Practicum in School Counseling COUNSEL.520 Human Development COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling COUNSEL.550 Introduction to School Counseling COUNSEL.555 Contemporary Issues in School Counseling NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 501, 502, & 503. Course 507 is highly recommended for all students: content relates heavily to the work of a school counselor. [-]

MSED in Instructional Technology

Duquesne University
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 USA Pittsburgh + 1 more

The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. [+]

MSED in Instructional Technology The Instructional Technology Program resides in the Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education and includes a IT Specialist Certificate Program, a Masters of Science in Education and the Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology. Most of the courses are offered in an on-line format. The Masters of Science in Education in Instructional Technology provides participants with the necessary knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively integrate technology into their classroom and instruction. The Pennsylvania Instructional Technology Specialists Certification is awarded upon completion of the program. Instructional Technology prepares you to: Teach with technology in classrooms Teach online Support instructional technology as a technology coach Work with faculty in higher education to blend technology and teaching Teach in higher education after earning a doctoral degree Support faculty and administrators as a member of a center for technology services Become a corporate trainer [-]

Master of Education in School Administration

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Shippensburg

Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include... [+]

Master of Education in School Administration

The skills necessary for effective administration of a school are learned, not intuitive. Each year a number of teachers take the first step to secure certification as a school administrator. A knowledge base for administrators for the twenty-first century must include inductive methods of analysis, reflection onteaching and learning, examination of exemplary programs in schools, and an understanding of emerging problems and the complexity of organizations.

The Program

To provide for teachers who wish to move into educational leadership and/or who wish to prepare for a doctoral program in educational leadership, the College of Education and Human Services offers a master of education degree program in educational leadership that includes certification as a principal and/or supervisor. Post-master’s programs are also available leading to the certification of K-12 principals and supervisors and the superintendent’s letter of eligibility.... [-]