Educational Leadership Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)

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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.

Common Core
Psychological Foundation4
TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundation–choose two8
HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION (Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundation)
PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL
CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
Research and Applied Experience 13
METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
THESIS
RESEARCH REPORT
INTERNSHIP
Area Specialization
EDUC 551SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 564SCHOOL LAW4
EDUC 565LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS4
EDUC 566LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS4
EDUC 567SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION4
EDUC 695INTERNSHIP3
Total Credits48

 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.