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    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Leadership, MA


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The Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations offers the Master of Arts degree in Leadership. The program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE). Through this degree 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 Leadership has been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools and higher education institutions into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This is a 30 credit hour program with a Masters of Arts in Leadership - P-12 Education. The program requires the completion of 9 credits of core leadership courses and 21 credits 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 license preparation program, the additional required courses are: LEAD 6140 and the practicum course LEAD 6820.

This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices and learning, adult development, and technology.  

As active participants in these programs, students will:

  • Develop as leaders through an expanded self-knowledge and worldview
  • Develop educational 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 learning community and create a plan for student success
  • Explore the political and social implications of schooling and the educational requirements of living in 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, Principal Licensure, or Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Application and Admissions Process

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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 21 credits of P-12 leadership cognate courses for the MA degree. 

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

Application and Admissions Requirements

Please visit our website for admissions information.

Master of Arts in 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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Principal License Preparation Program- 27 Credit Hours


Students complete all 27 credit hours in the P-12 cognate area to be eligible for the Colorado Principal License. *Course content is based upon the Colorado Principal Quality standards and is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).  

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

Students who complete the principal licensure preparation program who also hold a MA in Special Education, and have at least three years of experience working with students with special needs, are eligible for Colorado Special Education Director License. For more information on the Special Education Director License, please visit our website.

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Administrator/Superintendent Preparation Program - 9 Credit Hours


Students complete all 9 credit hours in one year to be eligible for a Colorado Administrator License.

Course content is based upon the Colorado Administrator License standards and is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (COHE).

Applications and Admissions Requirements

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Course Requirements


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Program Dates

Classes meet three 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 Online and Academic Outreach office, 719-255-3498, www.uccs.edu/~outreach/.

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