Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning

Master in Educational Leadership Cohort Tract Program

Masters in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For educators beginning their leadership journey, the Center for Educational Leadership offers a fast track, convenient Master in Educational Leadership (Cohort Track) that is delivered 100% online with synchronous virtual course meetings on select Saturdays.

This specialized Master in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program provides students with the opportunity to earn their master’s degree and principal’s license in only 5 semesters and 10 courses - just *30* credit hours total! The principal internship is included in these hours; no additional courses are required to earn the license.

The Master in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program features:

  • Nationally accredited and Standards-based program.
  • Master's degree and principal's license.
  • Accelerated Program Track: 10 courses (30 credit hours) in 5 semesters.
  • Cohort Model: cultivating professional learning networks.
  • 100% Online Format with synchronous virtual course meetings on select Saturdays.
  • Instructors are Scholar Practitioners: school leaders who are currently engaged in building and district-level leadership work.

Over 70% of CEL program graduates are hired into new jobs in administration and school leadership.

Visit our CEL Admissions Procedures page for application directions for the Master in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program.

For the indicated fields on the online Graduate Application, choose the following degree and program options to apply to this master's program:

  • Degree Type: Master’s Degree
  • Intended Major/Program of Study: Education - Educational Leadership MED - Cohort Track Program

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Admissions Requirements (Cohort Track Program)

To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum G.P.A: 3.0
  • Two years of teaching experience under a valid teaching license, OR
  • Two years successful work experience in a school under a pupil service license, which would include individuals working as school counselors, psychologists, nurses, audiologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and orientation and mobility specialists

Course Sequence

Option 1: Fall Start

SEMESTER COURSE COURSE TITLE
Semester #1: Fall ADM 614 Administration Principles and Practices
Semester #1: Fall EDB 601 Educational Research
Semester #2: Spring ADM 613 School Law
Semester #2: Spring ADM 615 Instructional Leadership & Pupil Personnel Administration
Semester #3: Summer ADM 642 Human Resources & Community Engagement
Semester #3: Summer ADM 643 School Finance & Facilities Management
Semester #4: Fall ADM 681 Administration Practicum I School Principal
Semester #4: Fall ADM 674 Special Education Law 
Semester #5: Spring ADM 682 Administration Practicum II School Principal
Semester #5: Spring ADM 676 Clinical Supervision & Professional Development

Option 2: Spring Start

SEMESTER COURSE COURSE TITLE
Semester #1: Spring ADM 614 Administration Principles and Practices
Semester #1: Spring EDB 601 Educational Research
Semester #2: Summer ADM 613 School Law
Semester #2: Summer ADM 615 Instructional Leadership & Pupil Personnel Administration
Semester #3: Fall ADM 642 Human Resources & Community Engagement
Semester #3: Fall ADM 643 School Finance & Facilities Management
Semester #4: Spring ADM 681 Administration Practicum I School Principal
Semester #4: Spring ADM 674 Special Education Law
Semester #5: Summer ADM 682 Administration Practicum II School Principal
Semester #5: Summer ADM 676 Clinical Supervision & Professional Development

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