In collaboration with surrounding school districts, beginning fall 2009, Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is offering eligible school district personnel in the South Carolina counties of Horry, Dillon, Georgetown, Marion, and Williamsburg the opportunity to register for graduate level coursework taught in the Spadoni College of Education at a payment rate of 50% of stated graduate tuition... Details
The Master of Education degree program in Educational Leadership is designed to provide advanced professional studies in graduate-level coursework for candidates who are interested in becoming principals at various levels of K-12 schools, and are committed to excellence in student success. Graduates will become well-qualified professionals as they further their knowledge of the functions of a high achieving school in areas such as curriculum, instruction, management, personnel, finance, school law, public relations and the many facets of student achievement. They will be able to apply the theories and skills learned in the classroom to real situations. Numerous opportunities are provided to work with teachers, students and experienced principals in field experiences and learn how to meet the demands of leadership as a building level administrator. The program will prepare these school leaders to be committed to continuous growth because they will understand that the body of knowledge needed to lead schools is growing and changing. Graduates of this program will be effective leaders who can create and maintain high quality schools. Candidates must have one-year minimum of teaching experience to be enrolled in the program.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership requires completion of 36 semester hours of graduate work. A minimum of 27 semester hours must be completed in the major. The remaining nine (9) credit hours are taken from the education core for graduate studies in the Spadoni College of Education. Students become part of a cohort that takes courses together in a prescribed sequence. The program uses a hybrid approach of face-to-face and online courses and is designed to be completed in three years of ongoing coursework. At the completion of the degree requirements and passing the Praxis II exam, graduates are eligible for certification as a school administrator in South Carolina.
I. EDUCATION CORE (9 credits)
II. MAJOR COURSES (27 credits)
Internship Requirements for administrative certification*: (Internship Handbook, DOCX, 258 KB)
*NOTE: Candidates for certification must also pass the PRAXIS II Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision exam to qualify for administrative licensure. It is recommended that candidates take the Praxis late in the degree program.