Program Requirements

Hours: 31-37

Many schools recognize and value the need for leadership in schools. Instructional leaders play a critical role in the standards-driven environment of schools of today. Instructional leaders share a vision for a school culture that is conducive to effective student learning; they collaborate with families and community; they influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural community; and they conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism.

The Instructional Leadership program has 2 tracks. The Excellence in Teaching track is intended for teachers who wish to improve their skill in the classroom, while becoming a leader among their professional peers. The School Principal track will lead to licensure as an elementary or secondary school principal.

Requirements for the Instructional Leadership focus Excellence in Teaching Track - Master of Arts Degree with a major in Education

31 Hours

PROFESSIONAL CORE COURSES - 10 hours

EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)

EDU 600Integrative Project (1)

EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)

EDU 616Cognition Across Cultures (3)

CONCENTRATION COURSES - 21 hours

EDU 601Differentiated Instruction for Inclusive Settings Mild to Moderate (3)

EDU 662Coaching & Mentoring in Professional Learning Communities (3)

EDU 671Curriculum Development: Theory and Applications (3)

EDU 672School Law (3)

EDU 673Communications & Problem Solving (3)

EDU 674Instructional Leadership and Data-Informed Decisions (3)

EDU 680Leadership & Management of Special Education Programs (3)

Requirements for the Instructional Leadership focus School Principal Track - Master of Arts Degree with a major in Education

37 Hours

PROFESSIONAL CORE - 10 hours

EDU 500Statistics and Research (3)

EDU 600Integrative Project (1)

EDU 602Ethics for Educators (3)

EDU 616Cognition Across Cultures (3)

CONCENTRATION COURSES - 27 hours

EDU 671Curriculum Development: Theory and Applications (3)

EDU 672School Law (3)

EDU 673Communications & Problem Solving (3)

EDU 674Instructional Leadership and Data-Informed Decisions (3)

EDU 675School Finance (3)

EDU 676Educational Administration (3)

EDU 677Principal Internship (3)

***Students must take 6 hours of EDU 677 over 2 Semesters***

EDU 680Leadership & Management of Special Education Programs (3)

The school principal track has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education for PK-6 or 5-12 school principal licensure. Students in this track must pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) test to be eligible for the license.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***