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Graduate Catalog 2010-11 
    
Graduate Catalog 2010-11 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership


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Advisors: Andrea Beach, Louann Bierlein Palmer, Walter Burt, Van Cooley, Joseph Kretovics, Dennis McCrumb, Sue Poppink, Patricia Reeves, Jianping Shen, Donna Talbot, Donald Thompson, Charles Warfield, Gary Wegenke
Room 1420, Sangren Hall.

The Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology offers a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with concentrations in four areas:  1) K-12 School Principal Leadership; 2) K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership; 3) Organizational Analysis Leadership; and 4) Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.

The master’s program prepares leaders for a variety of roles in private and public settings.  Each concentration includes a leadership core, a specialty core, and a capstone experience.  A Performance-Driven Leadership model is used within this program that emphasizes the transfer of theory into practice.  Students actively engage in a number of activities while exploring effective leadership constructs.

Persons who wish to apply to the Educational Leadership master’s are urged to review the application requirements found at www.wmich.edu/coe/elrt/edleadership/masters-admissions.htm.  Satisfactory completion of courses prior to admission to a Department program does not guarantee admission.

K-12 School Principal Leadership, 30 hours


This concentration is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as building principals.

Students who complete this concentration will be recommended to receive, from the state, the K-12 Basic Administrator Certificate, and two endorsements (elementary and secondary principal).

Leadership Core


The required courses in the leadership core include:

Specialty Core


Courses required within the specialty core include:

Electives


  • 3 hours approved by the advisor.

K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, 30 hours


This concentration is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in curriculum and instruction. This may include teachers who do not wish to become administrators, but desire to take on curriculum and instructional leadership activities.

Leadership Core


The required courses in the leadership core include:

Specialty Core


Courses required in the specialty core are:

Electives


  • 3 hours approved by the advisor.

Organizational Analysis Leadership, 30 hours


This concentration is designed for students who wish to develop and enhance their leadership skills in areas focused on education but may fall outside of K-12 or post-secondary educational institutions. It is designed for students who work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, universities, and other organizations in which “educational” activities occur.

Leadership Core


The required courses in the leadership core include:

Specialty Core


Courses within the specialty core are:

Electives


6 hours approved by the advisor.

Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, 39 hours


This concentration is designed to prepare students for entry and mid-level professional positions in Student Affairs and other related administrative positions in higher education. this can include positions in admission, academic advising, resident life, student activities, financial aid, career services, and offices designed to support and retain historically under-served student populations.

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