Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) - Educational Leadership

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Program Description

The Department of Educational Studies offers a graduate program in educational leadership leading to a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.). The master's program concentrates on the general background and skills needed for entry into positions of educational leadership. Utilizing a collaborative, inquiry-based learning structure courses explore how theory, research, applied technology, and heightened political understanding serve to resolve the issues educational leaders regularly face. 

The educational leadership program at Western Illinois University offers coursework through the Weekend Academy format. In this format, classes meet on Saturdays (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sundays (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). A three s.h. course meets weekends a semester. Courses are offered at both the Macomb and the Moline campuses.

Educational Leadership has long been recognized for strong programs leading to school principal and superintendent certification. The department has certified more than 2,000 principals and 600 superintendents since 1967 when Illinois began approval of administrator preparation programs. These programs have received National Recognition by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the Specialized Professional Association for school leadership preparation programs. The Ed.D. degree extends the department’s other program efforts and, specifically, builds upon the Education Specialist program. 

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