Educational Leadership Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)
The Master of Education with an option in Educational Leadership is ideal for a teacher or other certified staff member who desires to prepare for the challenging, meaningful, and essential role of a school leader. The program is grounded in the principles of best practices and current research in educational leadership and management, preparing candidates to meet the diverse needs of a variety of learning environments. In addition, the M.Ed. program meets Washington state requirements for a school principal certificate if candidates satisfy the state’s experience requirement (three years) by program completion. Course work may begin any quarter, including summer. A copy of state teaching or educational staff associate certificate must accompany the graduate application.
|TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING|
or PSYC 515
|ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundation–choose two||8|
|HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION|
or EDUC 507
|PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL|
|CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION|
or EDUC 506
|Research and Applied Experience||13|
|METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH|
or EDUC 601
|EDUC 551||SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION||4|
|EDUC 564||SCHOOL LAW||4|
|EDUC 565||LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS||4|
|EDUC 566||LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS||4|
|EDUC 567||SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION||4|
Student Learning Outcomes–students will
- demonstrate an understanding of the current theory, research, and strategies needed to effectively lead schools in preK-12 educational settings
- understand and prepare for the educational, social, political, economic, and cultural context within which school leaders work.
- demonstrate the competency-based knowledge and skills required for effectively working in leadership roles in preK-12 educational settings in compliance with Washington state standards and program requirements.