Higher Education  

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 8 quarter hours required       

Curriculum Studies Course: 4 quarter hours required       

Educational Leadership Core Courses:  12 quarter hours required       

Electives: 8 quarter hours required       

  •    Chosen in consultation with an academic advisor

Clinical Experience: 4 quarter hours required  

Students must complete all of the Administration and Supervision core courses prior to completing the Clinical Experience course.
 

Capstone: 4 quarter hours required

Capstone project completed in conjunction with faculty advisement

 **Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.
 

Principal License 

Curriculum Studies Courses: 8 quarter hours required     

Educational Leadership Core Courses: 16 quarter hours required        

Elective: 4 quarter hours required   

   •Choose one of the following: 

Internship: 4 quarter hours required

Capstone: 4 quarter hours required

Capstone project completed in conjunction with faculty advisement

**Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.   

Principal License (Catholic) 

Curriculum Course: 8 quarter hours required  

Educational Leadership Core Courses: 20 quarter hours required  

Elective: 4 quarter hours required    

Internship: 4 quarter hours required

Capstone: 4 quarter hours required

Capstone project completed in conjunction with faculty advisement

**Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.     

Physical Education   

Social and Cultural Studies Courses: 12 quarter hours required       

Physical Education Courses: 16 quarter hours

*Required for Athletic Coaching Endorsement  

Educational Leadership: 4 quarter hours required

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required

SCG 401

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Current research and theories in human development relating to motivation, personality, learning and socialization. Case studies and an analysis of various developmental problems.

SCG 406

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING:SECONDARY

This course focuses on the multiple factors that contribute to the period of adolescence, bridging childhood and adulthood. Particular attention is given to the intrapsychic, interpersonal, biological, and socio-cultural processes that are mediated by the meanings that youth give to their identity vis a vis rac, class, and gender formations within the broader society. Students will engage in interdisciplinary study of theories to examine the implications for teaching and learning processes and the role of educational institutions in fostering the healthy development of youth in society. Forms of inquiry will include students' examination of their own lives and assumptions, critique of theory, and observations of young people in a variety of contexts.

SCG 410

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES

(formerly CUG 400) This course will examine the basic questions, issues and theoretical frameworks central to the purpose, conceptualization, conduct, writing, reading and the use of educational research as a means for informing educational theory, practice and policy. Students will be exposed to the multiple frameworks which inform education research, the various methodologies employed in collecting and analyzing data and will examine the advantages, limitations and values implicit in conducting and evaluating research.

A&S 596

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Theory, practice and relevant research in modern personnel administration. Recruitment, staff-development, interviewing, collective bargaining, conflict resolution and employee evaluation are emphasized. Human resource administration, induction programs, and in-service opportunities are touched upon.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

MPS 515

NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

This course explores key issues in operations budgeting and capital budgeting. Specific skill sets include cash flow analysis, variance analysis, present value techniques, interpreting financial statements, and evaluating financial performance.
Prerequisites:
MPS 500 is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 590

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

A development approach used in combining theory, research, and applications for improving interpersonal effectiveness and to develop problem-solving capacity of the organization. The course is about change theory, people in organizations and the achievement of individual and organizational goals.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 595

WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Topics of particular interest and concern to administrators and supervisors will be presented in a high-involvement seminar format. Primary reliance will be on written materials; however, audio-visual and role-playing mechanisms may also be used. Participation in workshops is limited to advance students of administration and supervison.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 490

FOUNDATIONS OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

The course examines historical and philosophical elements relative to the role of student affairs in higher education as well as the impact of changing demographics on current trends pertinent to the management of student affairs. The course also provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about organization structure, services, and faculty/staff/administrative functions in student affairs.
Prerequisites:
CSL 451 and CSL 452 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 491

CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

This course will examine the impact of institution mission and state and national policies on access, retention and graduation rates. Organizational change, decision making and conflict resolution strategies will be explored within the context of strategic planning, organizational structure and leadership styles and management. Personnel selection, management theories and performance evaluations will also be studied. Various assessment practices will be reviewed and analyzed. Within this framework, student demographics, campus culture and student development theory (traditional and contemporary) will be examined.
Prerequisites:
CSL 490 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

CSL 492

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS

This course will explore models for designing, managing, and evaluating student affairs programs, including the use of technological applications. Students will become familiar with models and methodologies of program development and implementation in higher education and will understand how to use professional standards and other resources for program development.
Prerequisites:
CSL 491 and status as an Advanced Masters Education student are a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 492

THE PRINCIPALSHIP

This course provides students with the tools needed to enter into a Pre-K-12 school setting and function effectively. Topics included in this course include: scheduling; managing resources; technology; issues of working with students and teachers; maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 493

DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING

This course provides future administrators with the tools they need to critically examine demographic, financial, personnel and testing data and to use the insights gained in making well informed administrative decisions.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 494

SCHOOL FINANCE

Major consideration will be given to problems relating to the preparing of a school budget, procuring revenue, financial accounting, capital outlays, insurance on property, taking of inventory, and the social and political implications of how schools are financed.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 498

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT

Instructional Supervision is examined from the perspective of both student and teacher learning, dealing with issues such as motivation, responsibility and increased proficiency. This course deals with issues of teacher observation and evaluation; clinical supervision; and professional development programming.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 602

PRINCIPAL LICENSURE INTERNSHIP I

This internship experience immerses the student into the world of the instructional leader in the contemporary Pre K- 8th school setting. The student is to complete at minimum 100 clock hours of instructional leadership experiences in The PreK-8 setting by participating and taking the lead in concrete sustained leadership experiences under the supervision of both the building's principal (mentor) and the faculty supervisor.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

SCG 408

EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

A study of social forces that impinge upon the educational enterprise and analysis of the relationship to major social problems in urban education with emphasis on their social, economic, political, historical and philosophical dimensions.

CS 492

CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

This course will provide the framework for the creation, development and sustainability of a professional learning community. Professional learning communities have at their core three guiding principles: 1) a focus on learning, 2) the creation of a collaborative culture and 3) a results-orientation. Within the professional learning community, members are committed to working collaboratively in an ongoing process of collective inquiry and action research in order to achieve better results for the students and community they serve. Professional Learning Communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.

CS 493

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN K-12 SCHOOLS

This course prepares future school leaders with knowledge; understanding; and application of planning, assessment, and instructional leadership for roles in the K-12 school setting at the supervisory or administrative level. The emphasis of the course will be planning, implementation, and refinement of standards-based curriculum aligned with instruction, assessment, and instructional decisions as they affect the teaching and learning environment of the school with diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and special needs populations.

A&S 570

HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

A survey of the history of Catholic K-12 education in the United States and the foundational documents of Catholic Education. Students will examine the history and philosophical/theological foundation of Catholic Schools in the United States and will be asked to reflect on the nature and mission of Catholic education in the multicultural, multiethnic milieu of Twenty-first Century America.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

A&S 571

SPIRITUAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Students will be asked to conceptualize leadership from the Transformational and Servant Leadership perspectives. Using these principles, students will examine the spirituality if Catholic School leadership, and its implications for them in their role as ministers and coordinators of ministries in the school setting. Students will then examine the unique administrative and managerial factors that impact Catholic schools from a leadership framework that is imbued with the spirituality of Servant Leadership.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

PE 453

ADVANCED HEALTH CONCEPTS

This course will present advanced concepts in health for the individual interested in Health Education or the Allied Health Professions. Emphasis will be placed on instructional methodology, curriculum planning, and educational evaluation in the health profession.

PE 454

ADVANCED CARE OF THE ATHLETE

This course is designed to expand the student's knowledge of athletic injuries, incorporating hands-on experience. Topics will include current issues in anatomy and physiology; athletic first aid and emergency situations; standard procedure for diagnosis and treatment; conditioning, prehabilitation and rehabilitation; heat stress injuries; nutrition and eating disorders; taping, wrapping and bracing; and other related topics in sports medicine.

PE 455

INTERNSHIP IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This internship is designed to enrich student understanding of organizational and administrative principles through practical opportunities working with experienced professionals in the field of Sport and Physical Education.

CS 488

CURRICULUM DESIGN

Provides a project-based opportunity to develop curriculum that promotes student understanding, student voice, and student involvement in school or community change. Encourages educators to think carefully about what does and should constitute the curriculum and why, who and what is served and who/what is marginalized by current curriculum arrangements, and how collaboration in curriculum design can assist in organizing classrooms, schools, and communities.

A&S 594

INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The internship provides supervised experiences in selected organizations on a full-time or part-time basis. The student intern is cooperatively assigned to an organization under the immediate supervision of organizational personnel. The experiences provided are designed to enrich the student's theoretical background with practical opportunities of participating in (1) overall contact with personnel and with the major functions and problems of certain critical administrative and/or supervisory activities, and (2) a detailed study and analysis of a particular administrative and/or supervisory function or activity.
Prerequisites:
Status as a student in a College of Education Advanced Master's program is a prerequisite for this class.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Requirements

Review of Literature and Integrative Paper or Capstone project completed in conjunction with faculty advisement

Students who complete A&S 608 in replacement of A&S 606 and A&S 607 will complete an additional 4 quarter hours and will complete a total of 52 quarter hours for the MEd degree.

**Note: For other requirements please view the Degree Requirements section.