Dec 09, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology

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

Brooks Applegate
D. Eric Archer
Andrea Beach
Louann Bierlein-Palmer
Regina Garza Mitchell
Brett Geier
Wanda Hadley
Brian Horvitz
Joseph Kretovics
Ramona Lewis
Nancy Mansberger
Gary Miron
LaSonja Roberts
Jianping Shen
Jessaca Spybrook
David Szabala
Ya Zhang

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, one undergraduate minor, three graduate degrees and two certificates are offered. The undergraduate minor in Leadership for Social Change allows undergraduate students to combine the study of the Social Change Leadership model with their major field of study. 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 four areas: (1) K-12 School Principal Leadership; (2) K-12 School Principal Leadership and Interscholastic Athletic Administration; (3) Educational and Global Leadership; and (4) 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, Workforce Education and Development, or other environments engaged in education or adult learning. The Certificate Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs is designed to enhance the work of current professionals in student affairs or related positions, while the Certificate in Educational Leadership: Central Office Endorsement is for K12 educators.

Within the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research area, two graduate degrees and three certificates 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. In addition, EMR offers graduate certificates in Qualitative Research Methods, Mixed-methods, and Evaluation.

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

The Master of Arts in Organizational Change Leadership is a graduate program designed to help develop innovative 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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