The M.A. and Ed.S. programs provide opportunities for candidates to acquire knowledge about P-12 educational leadership in districts and schools and policy organizations at state and national levels. The Ed.D. degree program prepares P-12 leaders to effective assume central office positions of district leadership, lead schools more effectively, and to engage in and disseminate research regarding educational practices that impact student achievement in policy development and implementation arenas. The program provides opportunities for students to develop in-depth understanding about leadership roles and responsibilities, working effectively with external environmental factors and all stakeholders, providing effective professional development to support continuous educator growth, understanding organizational behavior in order to support positive systemic change, and contemporary educational issues that must be address in order for schools to deliver a high quality 21st century education to every child. Application of leadership theories, skills, and knowledge in the world of practice is stressed throughout each program of study. Program completers are prepared to lead schools, districts, and educational policy organizations.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
International Student Requirements:
• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien.
• International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information (http://www.unco.edu/cie/iep.html)
• International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.