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Admissions Information
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 Educational Leadership
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MS Educational Leadership    
   Program Requirements (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      Education Foundation Core (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 5050   American Education: Historical, Social, and Political Perspectives 3 cr.  A focus on the historical events, ideological controversies, and political and social forces that have shaped the American education system from the colonial period to the present. Designed to develop in educational leaders an understanding of the relationship between schooling and society. 
         EDU 5060   Research and Educational Practice 3 cr.  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. 
      Leadership & Supervision (15 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 5130   Assessment, Evaluation and Data Management 3 cr.  The design, implementation, and evaluation of typical data management activities at the building and school system levels. Attention is given to (1) teacher evaluation, (2) assessment of learning outcomes, (3) standards-based evaluation, (4) survey data collection and analysis, (5) technology-based strategies for disseminating findings, and (6) ethical considerations in data management. 
         EDU 5350   Organizational Leadership and HR Management 3 cr.  An examination of multiple approaches to the study of educational organizations, emphasizing organizational theory applications to improve decision-making and organizational outcomes. Human behavior in educational organizations is analyzed in light of the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership education. The nature of organizations and the roles of personnel are examined with regard to the political climate, human resource legal requirements, professional development, and educator evaluation. 
         EDU 5720   Diversity, Local Communities and Global Connections 3 cr.  Study of diversity in modern eLearning settings and the implications for practice. The course focuses on a critical theory interpretation of multiculturalism, changing demographics, and the building of partnerships. Global connections are made in order to enable instructors to work professionally with their diverse learning communities. A field component consisting of a learning community case study is integrated into the course. 
         EDU 5770   Financing of Education 3 cr.  The development of the knowledge and skills needed by educational leaders to provide leadership in the debate over appropriate financial support of education and how to implement a fiscally sound school program. Focus on the sources and nature of funding for public education, budget development, expenditure control, and current state and national trends in the financing of public education. 
         EDU 5890   Legal and Ethical Issues in Educational Leadership 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  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. 
      Program & Staff Dvlpmt (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 5950   Curriculum Leadership 3 cr.  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 6980   Capstone Seminar in Educational Leadership 2 cr.  A synthesis of course work and professional experiences as students complete the educational leadership program. Examination of concepts and practices of educational leadership as a complex process. Topics are drawn from research and practice of successful school leadership and integrated with the program's course work. Emphasis is on knowledge, analysis, and application of effective leadership within the context of current State of Michigan and national ELCC standards. 
      Clinical Experience (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 6320   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership I 2 cr.  The first course of a two-semester clinical experience designed to provide a substantial and sustained school-based educational leadership internship. The proposal and initial planning phases of a school improvement project focus on the range of administrative roles and areas of leadership addressed by the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Demonstration and documentation of significant knowledge, reflection, and performances of Michigan Standards 1-6. 
         EDU 6330   Internship/Project in Educational Leadership II 2 cr.  The second course of a two-semester clinical experience designed to provide a substantial and sustained school-based educational leadership internship. The implementation and assessment phases of a school improvement projects focus on the range of administrative roles and areas of leadership addressed by the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Demonstration and documentation of significant knowledge, reflection, and performances of Michigan Standards 1-6. Prerequisite: EDU 6320. 
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