2015-2016 Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, MA


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The department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Foundations offers the Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. The program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC). Through this program students will be in partnership with a faculty of outstanding professionals who are also leaders in the field of education. They have been selected because of their commitment to excellence, their outstanding record in teaching adults, and their ability to mentor and develop leaders. 

The curriculum of the Master’s degree in Educational Leadership has been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology.  

As active participants in these programs, students will:

  • Develop as leaders through an expanded self-knowledge and worldview
  • Develop school management competencies and leadership strategies
  • Learn how to guide an educational team as they integrate recommendations from research with an assessment of the needs of a school community and create a plan for student success
  • Explore the political and social implications of schooling and the educational requirements of a diverse, democratic, multicultural society
  • Discover how technology can be utilized to enhance management and communication
  • Acquire the confidence necessary to ignite and inspire others 

Further, the selection of an emphasis area allows students to concentrate their coursework in an area of leadership in which they wish to develop a particular expertise: P-12 and Principal Licensure, or Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Faculty

  • Sylvia Martinez, Ph.D., Department Chair, and Associate Professor
  • Dick Carpenter, Ph.D., Professor
  • Corinne Harmon, Ed.D., Lecturer
  • Tacy Killingsworth, M.A., Instructor
  • Al Ramirez, Ed.D., Professor
  • Margaret Scott, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
  • Dallas Strawn, Ph.D., Senior Instructor
  • Marcus Winters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Patricia Witkowsky, Ph.D., Instructor, SAHE Program Coordinator

 

Master of Arts in Leadership – P-12 Education


This is a 30-credit-hour program that requires the completion of 9 credits of core leadership courses and 18 credit-hours of P-12 leadership cognate courses for the MA degree. 

If within 5 years of taking the first course for the MA and a student wishes to complete principal licensure, the additional required courses are: LEAD 5070, 5450, 6140 and the practicum course LEAD 6820.

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Course Requirements


Core Courses (9 credit hours)

Cognate Areas - P-12 Courses (21 credit hours)

Course Rotations

For a complete listing of course rotation, both campus-based and online-based, consult the Program Planning Schedule.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Student Affairs in Higher Education


This is a 30 credit-hour program with a curriculum developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, administration, student development theory, budgeting, legal and ethical issues, and technology. The program adheres to the standards developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).

Application and Admission Process

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Course Requirements


Principal Licensure Only - 33 Credit Hours


Students complete all 33 credit-hours in the P-12 cognate area. 

If within 5 years of taking the first course for the MA LEAD only, and a student wishes to complete MA LEAD, the additional required courses are: LEAD 5600, 5700 and *7000.

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Course Requirements


Superintendent Certificate


The Superintendent Preparation Program allows students within just one year or 9 credits to complete the requirements to become eligible for a Colorado Administrator License.

As an active participant in this program you will:

  • Develop as a leader through an expanded self knowledge and world view.
  • Learn how to guide an educational team as they integrate recommendations from research with an assessment of the needs of a school community and create a plan for student success.
  • Explore the political and social implications of schooling and the educational requirements of a diverse, democratic, multicultural society.
  • Discover how technology can be utilized to enhance management and communication.
  • Enhance your ability to ignite and inspire others!
  • Develop school management competencies and leadership strategies. 

Applications and Admissions Requirements

Please visit our website for admissions information.

Course Requirements


Students complete three courses (9 credit hours total) in a one-year format, with a cohort of other educators. The curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology. It has been aligned with the requirements of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the Colorado standards for principal and administrator licensure, the ELCC Standards, and the AASA Standards for Superintendents. Course content is based upon Colorado Licensure Standards for administrators, NCATE curriculum standards and the AASA professional standards for the superintendency.

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      Spring 

     Summer

Program Dates

Classes meet for four Saturdays each semester from 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. The Summer practicum does not require any class meetings at UCCS. Specific class dates will be determined before the start of each semester. For application and registration information please contact the Campus Wide Extended Studies office, 719-255-3498, cwes@uccs.edu.

 

 

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