Aug 11, 2020  
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Administration and Supervision, M.Ed.


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The Master's 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 fall and summer semester. The fall 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 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.

There is a limited number of students who can be accommodated in each cohort. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Application deadlines are available on the department's website. Applications for admission to the master's program are considered each fall and spring. 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.

Required Criteria  
Certification/ licensure in education field
Documentation of a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience
Three letters 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
Letter of Intent
Portfolio
Interview

Supplementary Criteria*

*Supplementary material 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 with no grade lower than a C;
  2. satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination (Professional Development Plan); 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 School 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.

Research and Scholarly Integrity Education (RSIE)

All graduate students must complete CITI training modules required by the Graduate School and their departments the first semester they are enrolled in graduate school. The RSIE policy and training information are found on the Graduate School web page –www.usm.edu/graduate-school. Contact the Integrity Assurance Program Manager at (601) 266-5997 or www.usm.edu/orix  if you have any questions regarding the policy of 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 internship experiences 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's of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision.

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