Educational Leadership (M.S.)

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Educational Leadership prepares individuals to play a leadership role in schools. Students may choose either the Specialization in School Administration track or the Specialization in Teacher Leadership track in pursuit of the educational leadership degree. Additionally, students may decide to pursue the Magis Catholic Teacher Corps in either specialization.

The requirements for all Educational Leadership programs include a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA, teaching certificate, and two years of teaching experience in a state-approved school. In addition, students will need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be admitted to the internship in the second year of the program.

M.S., Educational Leadership degree

Graduates will become educational leaders who:

  1. Promote the success of all students by enabling a collaborative vision of student success, by sustaining a positive school culture, and by effectively managing the school.
  2. Lead processes that collect and analyze information and that lead to decisions which effect change and improve the school.
  3. Embody educational values that are based on the Ignatian and Education Department charisms of cura personalis, magis, men and women for and with others, and contemplation in action.
  4. Communicate knowledge skillfully to specialized and non-specialized persons alike orally and in writing.
  5. Incorporate reflective practice and apply ethical principles such as integrity and fairness when making personal and professional decisions.
  6. Value diversity and respond to the interests and needs of a diverse community.