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 in the field of educational leadership and administration degree program is for students who seek preparation to lead in a culture of teaching and learning. Pursued either in the classroom or in a distance 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 and licensure requirements in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, states that require the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) for licensure, and other states that honor interstate compact agreements. The MAEd&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 National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), which administers the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards embedded in the program. Students may pursue the MAEd&HD either in the classroom or in an online, distance learning format

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

EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
EDUC 6232Supervision of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDUC 6234Foundations of K-12 Educational Leadership
EDUC 6236School Law and Policy
EDUC 6238Leadership for Equity and Social Justice
EDUC 6240Instructional Leadership for School Improvement
EDUC 6242Administrative Issues in Education
EDUC 6244School, Family, and Community Engagement
EDUC 6246School Finance and Resource Management for School Leaders
EDUC 6287Internship: Administration (taken for 3 credits)