Jan 19, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.


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The M.Ed. programs create a faith-based learning community that values both theory and practice. This holistic and constructivist approach to learning opens opportunities to discuss important topics, techniques and unique perspectives used in school systems. The faculty members have years of professional experience as teachers and administrators. They bring this knowledge to the graduate learning community to enhance each student’s professional skills.

Lipscomb University’s M.Ed. programs are structured around a core of classes required of all students. Those seeking initial teaching licensure take a core that addresses the needs of beginning teachers, while those in advanced programs take a leadership core designed for the more experienced educator. The remaining courses in each program follow a modified cohort model.

Prospective applicants seeking initial teacher licensure may apply to M.Ed. programs in English Language Learning, Instructional Practice, or Special Education. Those who are already licensed teachers/administrators or who do not seek teacher licensure may apply to M.Ed. programs in English Language Learning; Instructional Coaching; Technology Integration; Special Education; or Teaching, Learning and Leading. Students seeking licensure as a school administrator may apply to the Educational Leadership program. (This program requires three years of successful education working experience and a teaching license.) Students seeking an endorsement as a reading specialist may apply to the Reading Specialty program. (Reading Specialist endorsement requires completion of three years of successful education working experience and a teaching license. It is recommended that applicants for Reading Specialty have at least one year teaching experience and expect to have three by the time they complete the program.)

Educational Leadership (33 hours)


The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is designed to equip future school leaders to manage change, resulting in higher levels of learning in the classroom for all students. This learner-centered program takes a unique approach to training effective school administrators. Not only does the program prepare participants for licensure as instructional leaders, but it also has a distinctive emphasis in change, ethical leadership, and practical experiences. Learning opportunities include collaboration with a mentor/coach throughout the program to prepare participants for the challenges of today’s school leadership. The program is designed to meet the scheduling needs of the working professional. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership can be completed within 18 months with classes conveniently scheduled online and on campus during summers, weeknights and on weekends. One exit requirement of this program is a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Praxis 6011).

Course Requirements


All M.Ed. students take the following two courses as non-credit, no-charge, and pass/fail, one during their first semester and one during the semester in which they graduate:

MAJOR Educational Leadership


M.Ed. LEADERSHIP CORE + 18 hours

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