Contemporary Educational Leadership (Graduate)
The Master of Education in Contemporary Educational Leadership is a 33 credit hour MSDE approved program premised upon a set of standards and beliefs established by the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Leadership Development. The Master of Education in Contemporary Educational Leadership is an investment in preparing tomorrow’s educational leaders. School administrators must believe that “improving instructional practices is the essential skill” for all learning and that school leadership is the key to overall school improvement. MCEL participants examine the nuts and bolts of operating a school. Attention is given to special education; scheduling, facilities; budgeting and human resources; personal mastery/attributes and technology. MCEL participants are able to demonstrate competency in a variety of leadership approaches that promote building partnership, relationships, and the maintenance thereof. Participants in this course examine theory, research, best practices, challenges and barriers to, and the different types of school, family, and community partnerships. The participants develop leadership skills and devise effective communication strategies to build relationships that organize effort for the purpose of connecting schools, parents, and community organizations. Participants utilize learned knowledge to design partnership interventions to address one aspect of school improvement. . Leaders from a variety of organizations (local education agencies, academia, businesses, etc.) provide the MCEL participants the best skill development opportunities.
- GPA of 2.5 or better
- Bachelor's Degree/Certified Teacher
- Letters of Recommendation
- Writing Sample at the time of the Interview