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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Administration and Supervision, M.Ed.


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The Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision degree program prepares graduates for the school principalship. The program is delivered through a cohort model and new cohorts begin each spring and summer semester. The spring cohort participates in a fully online program; the summer cohort participates in a hybrid format attending classes face-to-face each summer semester and completing the rest of the coursework online.

Contact the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling for further details.

Admission

Admission to graduate programs in the department is selective. Regular admission is contingent on having graduated from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency. In addition, the Departmental Admissions Committee recommends admittance only for applicants whose academic background, work experience, demonstrated leadership, and communication skills meet the challenging demands of graduate programs in educational leadership and school counseling. In evaluating applications, the department's admission committees utilize separate criteria in each degree program offered. Admission to the Master of Education program in educational administration and supervision is further limited by the minimum and maximum number of students who can be accommodated in each cohort.

Applications for admission to the master’s program are considered each fall for spring cohorts and each spring for summer cohorts. Enrollment in courses is limited to students who are formally enrolled in a cohort. Courses must be taken in sequence, and transfer credit is not allowed. Should a student who is in good standing drop out of a cohort she or he has one year to reenter the program and will have to retake any incomplete coursework.

Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The deadlines are the first Monday in September for the spring and the first Monday in April for the summer.

Required Criteria Supplementary Criteria*
Certification/ licensure in education field
  other standardized test scores
Documentation of a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience
Three letter of recommendation
  one from the immediate supervisor
  plus two additional letters from persons qualified
  to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate study
GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work; GPA in major
GRE - Verbal, Quantitative, Writing (within past 5 years) official scores
Writing exam
Resumé
Portfolio
Interview
Letter of intent

*Supplementary criteria may be submitted at the student’s discretion or may be requested by the admissions committee.

Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application for Graduation

Graduation is based upon

  1. completion of an approved program of studies and required internship;
  2. satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination and portfolio; and
  3. a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Continuous Enrollment Requirement: Students must meet the requirements specified in the front section of this Bulletin for continuous enrollment.

Plan of Study. Students must submit their signed, official Plan of Study form to the Graduate Studies Office by the end of the first semester they are enrolled. The Plan of Study forms are available at www.usm.edu/graduateschool/planofstudy.php - click on the "Plans of Study" link.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

All graduate students must complete the RCR training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The RCR policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page – www.usm.edu/graduateschool. Contact the Dean of the Graduate School if you have any questions regarding the policy or training information.

Curriculum


The program includes 34-credit hours and is designed with a spiraling curriculum where concepts introduced at one level are built upon and expanded at the next. Students also complete an internship experiences with during the last three semesters of the program at two or more sites. Contact the Department of Educational Leadership and School Counseling for academic requirements for the Master of Education in educational administration.

Semester 1


Semester 2


Semester 3


  • EDA 606 - Advanced School Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness 3 hrs.
  • EDA 607 - Advanced School Leadership for Instructional Supervision 3 hrs.
  • 1-12 hrs. (3 hrs. required)

Semester 4


  • EDA 608 - Socio-Political Issues Related to Educational Leadership 3 hrs.
  • EDA 609 - Transformation Leadership 3 hrs.
  • 1-12 hrs. (1 hr. required)

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