2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Leadership, MA


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The Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations offers the Master of Arts degree in Leadership. 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.

As active participants in these programs, students will:

  • Develop as leaders through expanded self-knowledge and worldview

  • Develop educational management competencies and leadership strategies

  • Learn how to guide a team as they integrate recommendations from research 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 particular expertise: P-12, Principal Licensure, or Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Master of Arts in Leadership: P-12 Education-30 Credit Hours


This is a 30-credit hour program that requires the completion of 9 credits of core 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 the Principal License, the additional required course is the practicum course LEAD 6820.

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Master of Arts in Leadership: Student Affairs in Higher Education-33 Credit Hours


This is a 33-credit hour program that requires the completion of 30 credits of core courses and 3 credits of electives for the MA degree. The curriculum is based 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-24 Credit Hours


Students who complete the 24-credit hour programs are 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 Program a student wishes to complete MA in Leadership, the additional required courses are: LEAD 5600, LEAD 5700, and LEAD 7000.

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Administrator/Superintendent and Director of Special Education Preparation Programs-9 Credit Hours


Students who complete the 9 credit hour program are eligible for a Colorado Administrator License and/or a Colorado Director of Special Education License. Course content is based upon the Colorado Administrator Licensure and Director of Special Education Licensure standards and is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

Application and Admissions Requirements

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Course Requirements


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Spring 

Summer

Program Dates

Classes meet three Saturdays each semester from 9:00 a.m. to - 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. 

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