Master of Education
College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership
- Program Description
- Admission Requirements
- Learning Outcomes
- Additional Program Requirements
- Program of Study
Persons in leadership roles in private schools and in public school districts outside the state are seeking this degree for the practical knowledge and expertise gained through coursework and internship activities. Others take this coursework to gain a better understanding and application of organizational and school leadership overall.
- Academic good standing at the institution last attended
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (2.5 for provisional admission) at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
- GPA of at least 3.0 on all graduate course work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a graduate degree
- Clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores) OR satisfactory scores on the GRE
- No criminal record or discharge from the armed services
- Recommendation by graduate faculty in the applicant's area of study
- Current resume
- Statement of professional goals
- 2 letters of reference
- Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
- Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
- Ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
- Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner, by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
- Integrating new and emerging technologies into the instructional and other programs through innovative use of technology.
Additional Program Requirements
- Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies.
- Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses (may be appealed to the College of Education and Health Professions Graduate Council).
- A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence.
- A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student's advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred.
- All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment.
Program Of Study
Area 1 Introduction to Educational Leadership: 8
EDUL 6116 Applied Educational Research
EDUL 6165 The Principalship - Overview of the Educational Leadership Program and Internship
EDUL 6698 Internship in Leadership
Total Hours Required: 36