Thomas Edison State College

Heavin School of Arts & Sciences

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership serves adults who wish to prepare for roles as school and district leaders. The program is offered completely online and aims to promote an understanding of educational leadership and administration through a process which is based upon the national ISLLC standards. These standards have been identified as critical to successful school leadership. The six standards are: vision, school culture, management, community collaboration, integrity-fairness and ethical action, and political, social, economic, legal and cultural influences. Enrollment in coursework in the MA in Educational Leadership program is limited to accepted and matriculated students. Student may select from two areas of study within the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree program: Building Leadership, a 36-credit program that prepares graduates to earn supervisor and principal endorsements. District Leadership, a 42-credit program that prepares graduates to earn supervisor, principal and school administrator endorsements. Admission is competitive and based on a qualitative review of a prospective student's application. Admission is based on: • A qualitative evaluation of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) educational work from a regionally accredited college or university. An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 is recommended to be successful in the program. • A qualitative assessment of the applicant's statement of objectives and two letters of reference. • Relevance of work experience and career objectives to the program objectives. • A minimum of three years teaching or educational services experience is required. Following are the application deadlines for the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEdL). • To start January 1st, apply by November 15th • To start April 1st, apply by February 15th • To start July 1st, apply by May 15th • To start October 1st, apply by August 15th 36 credits are required to earn a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Building Leadership at Thomas Edison State College Term 1: 12 weeks EDL-500 Effective Leadership: From Theory to Practice - (3 credits) EDL-510 The Inquiry Process: A Framework - (3 credits) Term 2: 12 weeks EDL-520 Standards-Based Curriculum Development, Pre K-12 - (3 credits) EDL-530 Critical Issues in Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Pre K-12 - (3 credits) Term 3: 12 weeks EDL-540 Curriculum Leadership and Supervision - (3 credits) EDL-550 School Law - (3 credits) Term 4: 12 weeks EDL-660 Human Resources Administration - (3 credits) EDL-670 Technology for Instruction and Administration - (3 credits) Term 5: 12 weeks EDL-680 Budget Forecasting and Fiscal Planning - (3 credits) EDL-700 Field-based Practicum - (3 credits) Term 6: 12 weeks EDL-690 Developing School and Community Partnerships - (3 credits) EDL-710 Professional Portfolio Development - (3 credits) 42 credits are required to earn a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - District Leadership at Thomas Edison State College Term 1: 12 weeks EDL-500 Effective Leadership: From Theory to Practice - (3 credits) EDL-510 The Inquiry Process: A Framework - (3 credits) Term 2: 12 weeks EDL-520 Standards-Based Curriculum Development, Pre K-12 - (3 credits) EDL-530 Critical Issues in Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Pre K-12 - (3 credits) Term 3: 12 weeks EDL-540 Curriculum Leadership and Supervision - (3 credits) EDL-550 School Law - (3 credits) Term 4: 12 weeks EDL-660 Human Resources Administration - (3 credits) EDL-670 Technology for Instruction and Administration - (3 credits) Term 5: 12 weeks EDL-680 Budget Forecasting and Fiscal Planning - (3 credits) EDL-690 Developing School and Community Partnerships - (3 credits) Term 6: 12 weeks EDL-700 Field-Based Practicum - (3 credits) EDL-800 The Superintendency - (3 credits) Term 7: 12 weeks EDL-820 Field-Based Practicum for Superintendents - (3 credits) EDL-810 Professional Portfolio Development: School Administrators - (3 credits) Tuition (per credit attempted) $576.00 Application fee $75.00 Graduation fee $280.00 Thomas Edison State College participates in a number of federal and state financial aid programs. Eligible Thomas Edison State College students may receive Pell Grants or Federal Education Loans, such as the Subsidized Stafford Loan and the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, for courses offered by the College. Eligible New Jersey residents also may tap a variety of state grant and loan programs. Students may use state aid to meet all or part of their college costs, provided they are taking at least 12 college credits per term. Please contact us at (888) 442-8372.

Accreditation:

Thomas Edison State College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This prestigious accreditation is part of a national system of quality assurance which requires colleges and universities to reach a common unde

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36 or 42

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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