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Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

MS Catholic School Leadership
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MS Catholic School Leadership    
   Required Courses    
      Required Foundations Core    
         EDU 5060   Research & Educational Practice 3 s.h.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. Prerequisite: permission of advisor. 
      Leadership & Supervision    
         EDU 5100   Data Management for Educational Leaders 2 s.h.  The design, implementation, and evaluation of typical data management activities at the building and school system levels. Attention is given to (1) standards-based evaluation, (2) survey data collection and analysis, (3) technology-based strategies for disseminating findings, and (4) ethical considerations in data management. 
         EDU 5650   Education & the Community 2 s.h.  The development of the knowledge and competencies needed by educational leaders to work professionally with their communities, including understanding of school governance, communication, community organizations and structures, roles of key community actors and parents, volunteerism, and the community education concept.\ 
         EDU 5890   Legal & Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership 2 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Emphasizes the knowledge needed by educational leaders to carry out professional responsibilities mindful of the legal and ethical implications of educational decisions. A study of educational policy and governance, the role of the governor, legislature, State Board of Education, boards, courts, and business/community organizations in determining educational policy; mechanisms for enforcing policy; the relation of fiscal resources to policy direction; major educational policy issues and decisions that have shaped the delivery of education; legal and ethical parameters of educational policy initiatives; student rights, legal status of teachers, administrators, boards of education, the State Tenure Act, and teacher certification. Examines how educational leaders can understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, ethical, and cultural context of education. 
         MS Leadershp Behav Option (2 s.h. to be chosen)    
            EDU 5300   Organizational Behavior in Schools 2 s.h.  Theories and models of leadership in organizations; design, structure, and the behavior of organizations within the larger community; and models and strategies of change and conflict management within the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of schools. 
            EDU 5400   Human Resource Management & Organizational Development 2 s.h.  Theories and models of organizations and the principles of organizational development, human resource management and development; and operational designs and procedures to achieve the vision and goals of the school. 
      Program/Staff Development    
         EDU 5220   Essentials of Leadership in Education 1 s.h.  An introduction to educational leadership, current educational leadership research, and exemplary leadership characteristics and practices. Focus on professional development plan and leadership philosophy vision. Examination of knowledge, dispositions, and performances of national (ISLLC) and State standards of leadership particular to an orientation to the field of study and practice. Overview of competencies and expectations of the Master's Program in Educational Leadership. 
         EDU 5950   Curriculum Leadership 3 s.h.  Examines a broad perspective of leadership in instructional areas, current issues in the educational field, and processes of change and reculturing in teaching and learning based on the latest research. Focus on leaders in the field of educational change and curriculum theory; managing change within the committee infrastructure and collaborative process to improve student instruction; communication processes; the restructuring movement; and leadership qualities of teachers and administrators involved in systemic change. Emphasis on the concept of the coherent curriculum and the interconnection of teaching and learning standards, as well as the “best practices” research. Learning opportunities are kept flexible to reflect current issues in instructional leadership, student growth, and staff professional development. 
         EDU 6930   Seminar in Educational Leadership 3 s.h.  Capstone course intended to provide a synthesis of course work and professional experiences as students near the completion of the program, with the central focus on examination of concepts of leadership in education. Development and articulation of a professional vision of high standards for learning supported by the school community. Final preparation and evaluation of professional portfolio based on the Michigan Program Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. 
      CSL Concentration    
         CSL 5400   Leadership in Catholic Identity 3 s.h.  Focus on the doctrinal foundation of Catholicism, especially the nature and mission of Catholic education (its history and philosophy) as part of the larger nature and mission of the Church and the content and use of multiple documents and resources for leadership in Catholic identity. 
         CSL 5450   Leadership in Christian Development 2 s.h.  Explores the responsibilities of leadership in nurturance of spiritual development, particularly moral and faith development, including the role of the leader in facilitating conversion, discipleship, and prayer as well as practices of various prayer forms and theological reflection. Attention is given to the challenges of cultural influence in the developmental process. 
         CSL 6400   Catechetical Leadership 2 s.h.  The four dimensions of catechesis—message, community, worship (including liturgy and sacraments), and service—and their relationship to the responsibilities of the catechetical leader. Includes an examination of the major catechetical documents and current forms and methods. 
         CSL 6450   Formation of the Christian Community 2 s.h.  A study of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) as the normative paradigm for the parish that unites sacramental catechesis, liturgical celebration, and Christian service; conversion and stages of adult faith development; initiation of children; theology of Baptism and Confirmation; ministries of the RCIA; and the catechetical use of the Lectionary. 
         EDU 5760   Financing Public & Private Education 2 s.h.  Development of the knowledge and skills needed by education leaders to provide leadership in the debate over appropriate financial support of education, and to implement a fiscally sound school program. Focus on the sources and nature of funding for public and private education, budget development, expenditure control, and current state and national trends in the financing of public and private education. 
      Clinical Experiences    
         EDU 6320   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership & Seminar 2 s.h.  The first of a two-semester internship and seminar designed to provide a field experience in a school setting which allows the student to gain experience in leadership activities. The course addresses the proposal and initial planning phases of a school improvement project. Experiences may fall within traditional administrative roles and/or extend to other areas of leadership, including extended school services, staff development, curriculum development, school improvement, collective bargaining, budget development, and community relations. 
         EDU 6330   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership & Seminar 2 s.h.  The second of a two-semester internship and seminar designed to provide a field experience in a school setting which allows the student to gain experience in leadership activities. The course focuses on effective implementation and assessment of a school improvement initiative. Prerequisite: EDU 6320. 
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