Education Leadership Requirements

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education Leadership

  1. 33 Graduate Credits

    LDRS 612 - Systems Thinking (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 614 - Change Leadership (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 615 - Communication (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 618 - Scholarship (3 S.H.)
    LDRS 619 - Leadership Capstone Experience (3 S.H.)
    18 additional credits

  2. Capstone Paper/Thesis

    Candidates must write a significant research paper or a master’s thesis to show proficiency in research and writing at the graduate level. The topic and proposal for this paper is initiated in EL 618 Scholarship and brought to completion under the guidance of a capstone/thesis advisor. Guides for form and style are available from the Department of Education Leadership.

    Non-Thesis Option – student completes EL 618 Scholarship and writes the paper under the guidance of their capstone advisor.

    Thesis Option – student completed EL 618 Scholarship, takes EL 699 Master’s Thesis (Thesis Advisement Credits), writes the paper under the guidance of their thesis advisor, and defends their research to a faculty panel.

  3. Comprehensive Exam

    Each candidate must pass a written comprehensive examination on required course work.