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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

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Donna Talbot, Chair
Main Office: 3571 Sangren
Telephone:  (269) 387-3896

Brooks Applegate
Eric Archer
Andrea Beach
Louann Bierlein-Palmer
Walter Burt
Regina Garza Mitchell
Brett Geier
Wanda Hadley
Brian Horvitz
Joseph Kretovics
Dennis McCrumb
Gary Miron
Sharon Peterson
Sue Poppink
Patricia Reeves
Jianping Shen
Jessaca Spybrook

The Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Department offers a number of graduate degrees focused on preparing leaders and researchers for a variety of public and private organizations. A primary focus of all degrees is to produce a diverse academic and professional community of ethically engaged and intellectually active scholars and scholar-practitioners.

Within the Educational Leadership area, three graduate degrees and one certificate are offered. The Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership prepares students for entry and mid-level leadership positions in K-12, higher education, and organizational settings via five areas:  (1) K-12 School Principal Leadership; (2) K-12 Teacher Leadership; (3) K-12 School Principal Leadership and Interscholastic Athletic Administration; (4) Organizational and Global Leadership; and (5) Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership.The Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership focuses on preparation for central office K-12 leadership positions, while the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership is targeted toward upper leadership positions within the areas of K-12, Higher Education, Career Technical Education, or other environments engaged in education or adult learning. The Certificate Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs is designed to enhance the work or current professionals in student affairs or related positions.

Within the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research area, two graduate degrees are offered. Graduates from the Master of Arts in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research are qualified to serve in a staff position in evaluation, testing, or research units in school or non-school settings, or in local, state, or federal government agencies. Those receiving the Doctor of Philosophy in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research are prepared to serve as leaders in such organizations, and/or to obtain faculty positions within evaluation, measurement, and research programs at institutions of higher education.

Within the Educational Technology area, an advanced certificate program is offered, as well as one graduate degree. Both the Certificate Program in Educational Technology and the Master of Arts in Educational Technology prepare students to serve as technology leaders within various organizations.

The Master of Arts in Leadership for Organizational Learning and Performance is a graduate program designed to help develop leading-edge practitioners who can demonstrate worthwhile organizational and individual performance results. It is designed for persons seeking entry into, or advancement in, a career in staff development, organizational learning and performance, and/or employees training in business, government, education, and healthcare settings.

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