Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Educational Leadership and Administration

The master of arts in education and human development (MA ED&HD) in the field of educational leadership and administration’s 30-credit degree program is for students who seek preparation to lead in a culture of teaching and learning. Pursued either in the classroom or in an online learning format, students with at least one year of instructional  experience are prepared for various school- based and central office positions of increased responsibility in teaching, leadership, and/or supervision. The curriculum addresses management, change, communication, organizational learning, administrative and legal issues, human relations, human resource development, general supervisory principles and responsibilities, and supervision of instruction. Graduates develop and expand their skills in technical, conceptual, political, and leadership arenas while positioning themselves to lead in diverse educational communities.

The program includes courses and PK-12 field experiences designed to meet administrative certification requirements in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and other states that honor interstate compact agreements. The MA ED&HD is nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in required courses.

Required
EDUC 6422Instructional Needs Analysis
EDUC 6240Fundamentals of Educational Leadership and the Change Process
EDUC 6232Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
EDUC 6234Site-Based Leadership: K-12
EDUC 6244School-Community Relations
EDUC 6236School Law and Policy
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
EDUC 6246Seminar: Applied Educational Administration
EDUC 6287Internship: Administration (taken twice)