Educational Leadership, MS

Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education

Vision Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to develop effective visionary, intellectual, and moral leaders who can cause positive change in education to promote the success of all students. The department's degree and endorsement programs have a distinctive metropolitan education orientation. The Department of Educational Leadership offers a master of science degree (MS) as well as non-degree administration endorsement programs for students who have completed a master's degree. The department also provides a doctoral degree in dducation (EdD).

Program Contact Information

Kay Keiser, EdD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
312 Roskens Hall (RH)
402.554.2721
kkeiser@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Other Program Related Information

To be considered for financial aid students must be admitted to the MS in educational leadership.  Unclassified and non-degree admission students are not eligible for financial aid consideration.

Students who have earned a previous master's degree in the education field should apply as unclassified in educational administration.

Students needing fewer than 12 credits for re-certification or professional advancement may apply as non-degree. Note that non-degree students will need to speak with the department to enroll in required classes.

Admissions

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. All materials must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student has elected to begin coursework.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • 1-2 pages that addresses such topics as why you want to become a school administrator; interests; experiences; and career goals
  • Resume
  • Copy of Teaching Certificate
  • Professional Fitness Statement (formally Rule 20/21)
  • Evidence that the candidate has met the State of Nebraska’s Special Education and Human Resources requirements. Most candidates will probably have satisfied this requirement while earning their teaching endorsements; if not, they will be required to complete relevant coursework.

Unclassified Admission: Those educators with a master's degree in education may apply as Unclassified and complete the required and concentration hours needed for Principal or Special Education Director state certification. The application requirements are the same as the master's degree listed above.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
TED 8010INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH3
EDL 8030INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 8050SCHOOL-COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS3
EDL 8020EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND LEADERSHIP1
EDL 8490INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 8740PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP1
EDL 8710INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
EDL 8730COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN EDUCATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES1
EDL 8780CAPSTONE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP2
EDL 8750FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN EDUCATION1
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:12
School Administrator Concentration
Teacher Leader Concentration
Electives
Select 6 hours of electives from the following in consultation with your advisor:6
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
SCHOOL FINANCE
SCHOOL PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT
ISSUES IN TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
ISSUES IN STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
LEGAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
ESSENTIALS OF DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
SYMPOSIUM ON SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Total Credits39

Exit Requirements

Comprehensive Examination 

 

Concentrations

School Administrator

EDL 9540SCHOOL LAW3
EDL 8800SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 13
EDL 8470ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION IN SCHOOLS3
or EDL 8350 ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
EDL 8400ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
or EDL 8410 SECONDARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Total Credits12
 

Teacher Leadership

Teacher leader concentration can be curriculum based, not leading to state administrative certification. If seeking Special Education Director state certification, the teacher leader concentration is the correct selection--then contact the department for class requirements.12
Total Credits12