The Master’s of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare future school leaders to effectively lead and respond to the changing needs of educational communities of the 21st century. The degree prepares graduates for Mississippi AA Certification in School Administration.
Emphases in the degree program include: Diversity, with particular emphasis on gender; ethical decision making; instructional supervision; and the integration of theory with practice through intensive internships. The curriculum is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council’s requirements. The program also complies with current National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards as well as Mississippi Department of Education School Leadership guidelines for administrator licensure.
The Educational Leadership Program is a cohort program. Candidates are reviewed for admission each spring with study for each new cohort beginning in summer. The 33 hour degree program requires the following: