General Program Information
The Master of Science degree in School Leadership, Management, and Administration (SLMA) reflects the College of Education’s historic mission and commitment to preparing leaders for P-12 schools. The Department of Leadership Studies offers a performance-based, 34 credit hour degree program for building and curriculum/program administrators. Programs of study are available for people holding appropriate master’s degrees. The program utilizes a variety of 21st century technologies, authentic assessments, and personalized internships.
The SLMA program uses a hybrid delivery system with a combination of Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate (a VoIP virtual classroom), and/or face-to-face class meetings. Candidates enjoy direct and individualized contact with their professors in small class settings. SLMA enjoys an average class size ratio of 15:1.
SLMA is a CAEP accredited program. Each of the leadership courses is built upon the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for School Leaders. Students are required to pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) to receive the degree and/or license. One of the many services we extend to our students is a test prep day prior to taking the SLLA. The percentage of graduates successfully completing the examination on the first attempt is among the highest in the state.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will be waived for individuals holding a valid teaching certificate.
On-campus requirements for the SLMA program can be found on the Program of Study linked here.
Master of Science in School Leadership, Management, and Administration – Building Administration Licensure
Complete Coursework: Six Semesters
Credit Hours: 34
Tuition: $240.00 per credit hour for online courses
Course work and a Sample Plan of Study
- 1st Term – All candidates (building, curriculum, & program administrator candidates seeking the degree)
- SLMA 6310 Foundations of School Leadership
- LEAD 6321 Research Methods
- 2nd Term – All candidates
- SLMA 6312 School-Based Organizational Leadership
<li>SLMA 6320 School Law</li>
- SLMA 6330 Curriculum and Program Leadership for Schools
<li>SLMA 6112 Leadership for Social Justice</li>
- SLMA 6340 Instructional Leadership in Schools
<li>SLMA 6210 Assessment and Data Analysis for School Improvement</li> <li>Appropriate Internship (1 credit hour)</li>
- SLMA 6360 Collaborative School Leadership
<li>Appropriate Internship (2 credit hours)</li>
- Building Administrator
- SLMA 6350 Principal as Manager
<li>ITEC course (3 credit hours)</li>
- Appropriate Specialization Course(s) (up to 6 credit hours)
- Appropriate Portfolio Course
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