University of North Dakota

College of Education and Human Development

Educational Leadership

Address:

University Ave

Grand Forks, ND 58202

United States

Phone:

1-800-225-5863

Fax:

1-701-777-3016

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed.; M.S., Ed.S. (Specialist), Ed.D.; Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. program in Higher Education is designed for students whose goals are to obtain positions as administrators in higher education. Students who are interested in a career in higher education administration or other education-related areas are encouraged to apply for the M.S. degree program. Upon completion of the M.S. degree, students are better prepared for entry level and mid-management positions in educational institutions and agencies. Goal 1: Candidates demonstrate an understanding of how students develop and learn with respect to individual, contextual and cultural differences, and an ability to take account of these differences in their practice. Goal 2: Candidates demonstrate an ability to be effective communicators both orally and in writing. Goal 3: Candidates demonstrate an ability to create, enrich, maintain and alter learning environments to capture and engage their students. Goal 4: Candidates demonstrate an ability to assess the progress of students through multiple methods, adjust practice to meet students’ assessed needs and clearly explain student performance. Goal 5: Candidates research and reflect systematically about their practice and so deepen their knowledge and adapt and strengthen their practice. Goal 6: Candidates demonstrate an ability to collaborate with others as members of learning communities who can contribute to the effectiveness of the college or university. The M.Ed. program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in either elementary, middle school or secondary schools. Upon completion of the M.Ed. degree, a student will have completed the academic requirements for the North Dakota principal credential at PK-12 levels. Applicants for the M.Ed. must be licensed to teach and it is recommended they have a minimum of three years of teaching experience. Goal 1: Candidates demonstrate an understanding of how students develop and learn with respect to individual, contextual and cultural differences, and an ability to take account of these differences in their practice. Goal 2: Candidates demonstrate an ability to be effective communicators both orally and in writing. Goal 3: Candidates demonstrate an understanding of the subjects they teach (content knowledge). Goal 4: Candidates demonstrate ability to teach their subject are as (pedagogical knowledge) to students. Goal 5: Candidates demonstrate an ability to create, enrich, maintain and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. Goal 6: Candidates demonstrate an ability to assess the progress of students through multiple methods, adjust practice to meet students’ assessed needs and clearly explain student performance to parents, appropriate school personnel and administrators. Goal 7: Candidates research and reflect systematically about their practice and so deepen their knowledge and adapt and strengthen their practice. Goal 8: Candidates demonstrate ability to collaborate with others as members of learning communities who can contribute to the effectiveness of the school. The Specialist Diploma, available at UND only in Educational Leadership, is designed for students preparing for school administrative positions. This course of study is usually considered to be a terminal program of advanced preparation for professional practice. Upon completion of the Specialist Diploma, a student generally will have completed the requirements for an administrative credential, including those required for the position of school superintendent in North Dakota. It is the mission of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program to prepare persons for leadership and teaching positions in schools, colleges or universities, and public or private agencies. The following four goals apply to all areas of emphasis within the program PK-12 education and higher education. Goal 1: The student will demonstrate knowledge of how personal educational practice guides and supports the learning of others. Goal 2: The student will demonstrate the ability to apply research and research methods relevant to the field of study. Goal 3: The student will demonstrate knowledge and application of educational practices related to the foundations (personal, historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, psychological, and/or multicultural) for learning and teaching. Goal 4: The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills in understanding ways of engaging learners in the active construction of knowledge relevant to the advanced discipline of study.

Accreditation:

UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND also holds many special accreditation's at the college, department, or program level.

International Student Requirements:

All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission. This requirement must be met by all applicants, regardless of citizenship, residency, or nation of birth. No applicants will be considered for admission until the English Language Proficiency is met. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for ways in which this requirement can be met.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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