As little as 20 months
$288 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.
The Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership degree is designed to develop leaders in the educational community. Through this program, you focus on areas of learning that include designing curriculum, implementing research-based instructional strategies, using assessments for learning, and how to effectively motivate students and manage your classroom.
Within this master's degree, students focus on areas of learning that include:
- Developing dispositions, knowledge, and skills to become a building-level school leader and administrator
- Building learning communities that support the success of all students and promote continuous organizational improvement
- Integrating theory and practice through authentic, performance-based field activities
Students are required to complete 36 hours of coursework. The Capstone course is the final course taken and requires that all other courses are successfully completed to enroll. Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. This program can be completed in as little as 20 months.
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This program requires Live Text.
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"I think the thought is that online sort of divorces you from a community of learners — it doesn't. You just connect with them in different ways."
–Russell Stokes, MSE Educational Leadership. Read more
As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.
Focuses on introductory statistical treatments, interpretation of research data, and methods and techniques of research.
Focuses on various educational philosophies with emphasis on implications of their tenets on educational theory and practice.
Presents an overview of educational administration for practitioners within the context of ethical and professional behavior.
Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
Addresses planning and resource allocation in public schools with special attention given to site-based management.
Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.
Combines attributes of supervising teaching with the formal aspects of teacher evaluation via emphasis on adult development, clinical supervision, and evaluation processes and models extant in public schools.
Provides an in-depth study of and an exploration into the administrative processes of special education.
Focuses on perspectives, skills, and processes necessary for managing curriculum and formalizing the curriculum decision-making process.
Focuses on authentic problems and activities that require candidates to demonstrate leadership skills and practices integral to school leadership. The internship must be completed during the semester in which a candidate completes the degree.
Take one of the following three curriculum courses.
Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern elementary school.
Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern middle school.
Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern secondary school.
This course is only for those students outside Arkansas who need this course to obtain an Arkansas teaching license in order to qualify for an Arkansas administrator's license that could be used to procure through reciprocity an administrator's license in another state.
Intensive research seminar covering various aspects of Arkansas history.