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M.Ed. Educational Leadership

Course Schedule Options

Cohort DeLand/Celebration

Summer Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 542 Legal Aspects of School Operations 3
EDUC 543 Instructional Leadership and Supervision 3
EDUC 566 Technology for Leaders 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Fall Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 544 Educational Management and Systems Planning 3
EDUC 546 Human Resource 3
EDUC 567 Communications and Research Analysis for Educational Leadership 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Spring Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 529 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 530 Curriculum and Instructional Development 3
EDUC 540 School Finance 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Cohort Celebration

Spring Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 542 Legal Aspects of School Operations 3
EDUC 543 Instructional Leadership and Supervision 3
EDUC 544 Educational Planning and Systems Management 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Summer Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 546 Human Resource Development 3
EDUC 566 Educational Technology 3
EDUC 567 Communication and Research Analysis for Educational Leaders 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Fall Semester

Course #Course TitleCredits
EDUC 529 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 530 Curriculum and Instructional Development 3
EDUC 540 School Finance 3
EDUC 591 Internship: Educational Leadership 1

Total Hours: 10

Course Descriptions

EDUC 530 Curriculum Integration: Provides knowledge about the principles of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. The effective school literature is also explored.

EDUC 540 Educational Finance: Examines various methods of funding public education, with particular emphasis upon Florida’s funding program.

EDUC 542 Legal Aspects of School Operations: Examines the legal basis for education; constitutional and statutory laws; court cases; review of the School Code of Florida.

EDUC 543 Instructional Leadership and Supervision: Provides the knowledge and skills necessary for educational leaders to promote a positive school learning culture, develop an effective instructional program through data-driven decision making, and apply best practices to the teaching and learning process.

EDUC 544 Educational Management and System Planning: Introduces the purpose, function, and processes of educational leadership, organizational theory, systems theory and the role of the principal in the effective school.

EDUC 546 Human Resource Development: Provides an introduction to school personnel, administration and labor relations. Topics include recruitment, orientation, induction, and evaluation.

EDUC 566 Educational Technology: Introduces the applications of technology to the management of education and to instruction. Fundamentals of information processing are introduced, including computer hardware, application/productivity software, uses and applications in education, organizational issues, ethical and legal concerns, data security and privacy and facilities design.

EDUC 567 Communications and Research Analysis for Educational Leaders: Focuses on the theories and principles of education and communication and explores solid research data and best practices to accelerate learning outcomes. The student will develop plans of action which will be communicated to “publics” that will offer new approaches for learning.

EDUC 591 Internship in Educational Leadership: School-based field experiences under the supervision of a school administrator and seminars on best practices in school leadership. (Total of 3 credits required, over three semesters).

EDUC 529 Cultural Diversity Education/Multicultural Education: Explores theoretical assumptions in multicultural education and provides strategies for effectively educating students who are speakers of other languages, or who face challenges because of race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic or sexual orientation. Fostering learning environments free of prejudice, stereotyping, gender, and exceptional student biases within the context of Florida Statute 1003.42: Required Instruction in multicultural education. Managing cultural diversity, closing the achievement gap and culturally responsive teaching in the work place and community are given special emphasis.