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Educational Leadership is designed to prepare and equip teachers and administrators with requisite knowledge and skills for service as effective educational administrators who practice their profession with a philosophical focus on God's Word. Our focus is the challenging of graduate students to love God wholly as they strive to impact lives for the Lord Jesus Christ in diverse educational settings. Graduates of the program will have developed the knowledge, skills, and dispositions equipping them to be school administrators who will model lifelong learning and who will serve God faithfully as change agents in society.

Courses


Course Title Hours
 
EDL 510 Ethical School Leadership 3
 
EDL 520 Curriculum and Instructional Plan Implementation 3
 
EDL 530 Organizational Management of Schools 3
 
EDL 540 Collaborative Communication 3
 
EDL 550 Educational Research 3
 
EDL 600 Personnel Supervision and Administration 3
 
EDL 610 School Finance 3
 
EDL 620 School Law 3
 
EDL 630 School Technology for Educational Leaders 3
 
EDL 640 Applied Education Program Development, Assessment, & Evaluation 3
 
EDL 680 Educational Leadership Internship 3
 
EDL 690 Thesis 3


Program Outline


The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is designed strictly as an on-line program that can be completed over a two-year period; however, students may take longer to complete the program as long as they are continuously enrolled for a minimum of one course or three hours. Students must complete all graduation requirements within six years. Maximum course enrollment each semester is six hours. Courses are offered every fall, spring, and summer semester and new students can start at any term. Below is an outline of a typical program sequence completed in two years.

Course Offerings 2013-2014

Fall
EDL 610
EDL 630
EDL 680
EDL 690
Spring
EDL 510
EDL 530
EDL 620
EDL 680
EDL 690
Summer
EDL 520
EDL 550
EDL 640
EDL 680
EDL 690


Course Offerings 2014-2015

Fall
EDL 520
EDL 600
EDL 680
EDL 690
Spring
EDL 510
EDL 630
EDL 640
EDL 680
EDL 690
Summer
EDL 540
EDL 550
EDL 680
EDL 690

Thesis Research & Internship


Students enrolled in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership are required to complete either EDL 680 Internship or EDL 690 Thesis. Students who desire to be a school administrator should take EDL 680 Educational Leadership Internship. Students who pursue the applied research project must register for EDL 690 and each subsequent term after the initial commencement until the project is completed.

Faculty


A distinctive of our program is our quality faculty. The seven men and women who comprise our graduate school faculty have served as classroom teachers, elementary and secondary administrators, and teacher education instructors. Their combined experience in education is over 100 years (K-12 and college).


Dr. Melissa Cancel
Associate Professor of Speech Communication
Dr. Vickie Denny
Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Teacher Education, Chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Dr. Mary Draper
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Education, Chair of Graduate Education
Dr. Ian Duncan
Professor of Accounting and Business, Chair, Division of Business Studies
Dr. Ruth Freeburg
Visiting Professor of Law
Dr. Christy James
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Phil Larsen
Professor of Education, Chair of the Department of Education