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M.Ed. Educational Leadership: Building Administrator
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Building Administrator degree offered by Northwest Nazarene University is a program of study available to students in a completely online format. This program prepares students for qualification for a K-12 principals certificate in the state of Idaho. Among the requirements of this program, a student must complete a nine month internship in a school setting under to watch of a qualified building principal. Students must also declare a specific topic or problem of interest during enrollment. This will lead to an action research proposal and eventually a culminating project in the form of a formal paper. It should take approximately 23 months to complete this degree. This degree aims to prepare students for positions such as: building principals, assistant principals, or instructional team leaders. The curriculum of this program emphasizes the administrator as not only leader, but also servant leader. This program covers concepts such as: understanding organizational structure, managing tasks of an administrator, and how to set and achieve goals.
There are some admissions requirements for this program. A student must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 in the last 30 credit hours of their program of study, and a current certification or licensure as a classroom teacher or counselor based on a recommendation from a state approved higher education teacher preparation program.
This program requires students to take and complete 38 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Master of Education in Educational Leadership. The required courses include: The Learning Process, Action Research for Educators, Statistical Applications for Educators, Curriculum and Assessment, Classroom and Behavior Management in the Mainstreamed Classroom, Technology in Education, Values in Education, Special Education Law for Administrators, Instructional Supervision and Leadership, Administering Human Resources, Internship / Principalship, Seminar: Action Research.
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