Educational Leadership and Administration

M.S. ED in Educational Leadership


The 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership equips today's educators with the skills they need to effectively balance six essential components of successful school district administration: human relations, leadership, school-community relations, research, school business, and technology. In addition to coursework in subject areas ranging from curricular concerns to supervision to school law, you will gain valuable insight from our outstanding team of professors - all of whom are active in their specialized fields.

Under the mentorship of a school administrator, students will complete a 400-hour, hands-on administrative internship. Upon completion of this program (and successful passage of the New York State School Leadership Assessment) students will be eligible for New York state certification as a School Building Leader. Candidates for this program must have a bachelor’s degree, permanent or professional state certification in teaching or an educational specialty and satisfactory completion of three years of teaching.


Program Curriculum

Required Courses

Administration Core Courses

EDL 630

Administrative Core I

6.00

EDL 631

Administrative Core II

3.00

School Building Leaders Courses

EDL 632

Curricular Concerns in Public School Administration

3.00

EDL 635

School Law

3.00

EDL 637

Supervisor in the School Setting

3.00

Elective School District Leader Courses

EDL 633

School Business Administration

3.00

EDL 634

School Personnel Administration

3.00

EDL 636

Public School Finance

3.00

EDL 641

School District Administration

3.00

Required School Building Leader Internship Course

EDL 650

Internship in School Administration Master’s Level

6.00

Required Culmination Experience

Portfolio within Internship

Credits and GPA Requirements

Minimum Total Credits: 36

Minimum Major GPA: 3:00



Courses

EDL 630 Administrative Core I

This course presents a balanced viewpoint of theory and practice in analyzing current issues in administration.  This sequence includes three interrelated areas within the field of school administration.  They are: human relations, leadership, and school-community relations.

6 Credits




EDL 631 Administrative Core II

 

The goals of this course are to have students become wise consumers of educational research, knowledgeable about the business functions of the school district, and uses of computers to solve administration problems.

 

3 Credits

EDL 632 Curricular Concerns in Public School Administration

 

This course is a study of curricular concerns and administrator decision – making.  Major topics include administering programmatic change, focus on individualized instruction, curriculum theory, instructional and curriculum issues.

 

3 Credits

EDL 634  School Personnel Administration

 

This is a study of the skills, attitudes and knowledge essential for effective school personnel administration.  Areas of concentration for the school personnel administrator include recruitment, certification; selection; assignment; load and transfer; orientation; salaries and scheduling; leave of absence; tenure; in-service education; personnel records; morale; retirement; professional associations and collective bargaining.

 

3 Credits


EDL 635 School Law

 

This course is a study of the major topics of law related to public schools.  Areas of concentration include sources of the law; scope of the law; law and the organization for public education; pupils, employees and school law; school officers and the law; theory of governmental non-liability; liability and individual members of the board and personal liability of school employees.

 

3 Credits

EDL 636 Public School Finance

 

This course is a study of public school finance.  Major topics include the development of public school finance in the United States; principles of school finance; revenues; expenditures and indebtedness; fiscal problems; the foundation program; fiscal control and school support formulas.

 

3 Credits


EDL 637 The Supervisor in the School Setting

 

This course is a study of the major components of the school supervisor.  Areas of concentration include the nature of the supervisory process; functions of the supervisor; principles of supervision; leadership styles of supervisor’s; procedures used by the supervisor; the supervision of teachers and evaluation of the supervisor. 

 

3 Credits


EDL 641 School District Administration: Problems and Issues

 

This course is a study of the role and responsibilities of the school district administrator in a school system.  Major topics include: organizational, professional and legal issues in school district administration and organizational decision-making; emerging responsibilities in working relationships among school district administrators and the board and community; critical economic, political and social issues confronting educational leadership.

 

3 Credits


EDL 643 School Plant Planning

 

This course is an analysis of needs and program determination for educational facilities.  The course   includes the planning of functional and environmental aspects of school building design and utilization, demographic studies; financing of school buildings construction and school building renovations.  Also included is the use of abandoned school buildings and the implementation or development of reduction programs.

 

3 Credits



EDL 650 Internship in School Administration- Master’s Level (400 hours)

 

During the internship, the six major core areas are reintroduced, providing a synthesizing experience for the student.  Practical applications of systematic observation and participation in administrative and supervisory activities are provided at the school district level.

6 Credits



 



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