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