Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

M.S.Ed. in International and Comparative Education-Educational Leadership Track

Degree Requirements (36 cr.)

Basic Core Requirements (9 cr.)
  • H551 Comparative Education I (3 cr.)
  • H552 Comparative Education II (3 cr.)
  • H637 Topical Seminar (3 cr.)
Specialized Studies in Educational Foundations Requirements (9 cr.)

Choose two or three of the following courses:

  • A630 Economic Dimensions of Education (3 cr.)
  • H504 History of American Education (3 cr.)
  • H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.)
  • H525 Anthropology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H530 Philosophy of Education (3 cr.)
  • H540 Sociology of Education (3 cr.)
  • H620 Seminar in Educational Policy Studies (3 cr.)

Or one of the following courses:

  • H553 Travel Study (1-6 cr.)
  • H590 Independent Study or Research in History/Philosophy/Comparative Education (1-3 cr.)
Concentration Requirements (9 cr.)

Choose three courses from the following:

  • A500 Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 cr.)
  • A510 School Community Relations (2-3 cr.)
  • A515 Educational Leadership: Teacher Development and Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • A624 Educational Leadership: Principalship K-12 (3 cr.)
  • A629 Data-Informed Decision Making for School Leaders (3 cr.)
Inquiry Requirement (3 cr.)

One course in educational inquiry methodology, selected with the advisor. These are usually Y-prefix courses in the School of Education, but they may include approved inquiry courses outside the School.

Elective Requirements (6 cr.)

Should the student choose to complete a master’s thesis, six credits of H599 Master’s Thesis should be taken to meet the elective requirement. Those who choose not to complete a thesis should take elective courses with the consent of their advisor.

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