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Contemporary Educational Leadership (MEd)

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The Master of Education in Contemporary Educational Leadership is a 33 credit hour program of study for professionals who seek certification as K-12 public school Assistant Principals and/or Principals. This program requires the completion of the 18 credit hours of course work required for the Public School Administrator I Certificate and an additional 15 credit hours of study. The additional 15 credit hours includes writing a Thesis (Thesis I & II), two Seminar courses (Seminar I & II), and a course which engages the participants in building effective school, family and community partnerships.

Master of Education in Contemporary Educational Leadership Admission Requirements

  • possess a bachelors degree
  • be a certified teacher (3 years of experience)
  • complete the Coppin State University School of Graduate Studies application process including: official transcripts from all previously attended institutions; 3 recommendation forms (one of which  must include the applicant’s immediate supervisor)
  • submit a portfolio for evaluation
  • possess an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better
  • submit current resume
  • submit a writing sample
  • submit a statement of educational philosophy

The following courses are required for the completion of the Master of Education in Contemporary Educational Leadership:

Course Title Credits
EDUC 646 Human Relations & Interpersonal Skills 3
EDUC 655 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDUC 701 School Law 3
EDUC 705 Strategies for Curriculum Development 3
EDUC 707 Administration Of Education Programs 3
EDUC 667 Practicum 3
EDUC 660 Seminar I – Critical Issues In Contemporary Educational Leadership 3
EDUC 681 Building Effective School-Family-Community Relations for Effective Schools 3
EDUC 661 Seminar II – Critical Issues In Contemporary Educational Leadership 3
Research Courses
EDUC 583 Master's Degree Thesis I 3
EDUC 584 Master's Degree Thesis II 3
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