Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


Academic Information

Through this program, you explore the underpinnings of the K-12 educational system and develop knowledge and leadership skills applicable to the K-12 setting. We designed this program for teachers wishing to take a more active leadership role in their schools; it is a first step if you wish to pursue state Administrative Certification.

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership?

The School Leadership emphasis is designed to help candidates prepare to serve in leadership positions at the K-12 level which do not necessarily require State administrator certification. Examples may include, but are not limited to, teachers serving as a department chair of an academic unit, leading curriculum initiatives, working with school and community programs, etc.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
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Purpose

The purpose of the Instructional Leadership Degree is to prepare educators and other school personnel to serve in K-12 educational leadership positions that do not require building or district certification.
 
Students in this program will develop the ability to apply organizational theory and socio-cultural aspects of education to the support and development of their professional area, improve their ability to supervise instructional development and assessment, hone their skills in school finance and budgeting and work with peers across the field of education as they explore and apply leadership concepts to address common challenges.  A set of electives within the program ensure students explore areas of interest tailored to their professional aspirations, and implement their new abilities and skills in an internship program. 
 
 Examples of leadership roles which our students are progressing towards include, teachers serving on special assignment as instructional coaches, curriculum leaders, special education leaders or as the department chair of an academic unit, leading curriculum initiatives or working with school and community programs.  Whether you want to increase your knowledge of effective management practices in K-12 educational systems, or improve your practice of leadership within your current career, we are here to help you.
 
Student Learning Outcomes

Select an area of course work aligned with your interests to incorporate theoretical and research elements into your internship experience and project.
Design and complete a plan for the internship that integrates the course work and focuses on a common problem within the K-12 educational system:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


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Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership K-12 School Leadership, Master of Education


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