Educational Leadership M.S.

The MS Educational Leadership program is no longer accepting applicants.  Prospective students should contact the Dept. of Educational Leadership at (860) 832-2130 for information about new program options.

The MS Educational Leadership Cohort program in Jamaica is also not available for new applications.  Prospective students in Jamaica should contact Sam Sharpe Teacher's College coordinator, Karla Rodney at Karlarodney@yahoo.com or Mico University coordinator, Pauline White at themicouniversitycollege@yahoo.com to provide your name, home address, and email address in order to receive future correspondence regarding new program options.

Program Rationale:

The master's degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare teacher leaders who are capable of enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students in the program are expected to:

  • design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs to promote student learning;
  • develop learning programs that are responsive to cultural and learning differences;
  • conduct fair, equitable, and effective classroom supervision;
  • design, implement, and evaluate professional development activities that promote teacher learning;
  • use standardized and classroom-based student performance data to improve student learning; and
  • understand, interpret, and critique educational research.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work.

The graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts are to be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from each institution attended except Central Connecticut State University.

Contact: 860-832-2130

Requirements

Strand I Educational Leadership

Total Credit Hours:36

Required Courses

ED 517Evaluation

3

ED 540Educational Motivation and the Learning Process

3

ED 598Introduction to Research in Education

3

EDL 523Instructional Leadership and Coaching

3

ED 511Principles of Curriculum Development

3

EDL 551Curriculum Leadership

3

EDL 555Leadership for Social Justice

3

EDL 594Practicum I in Educational Leadership

3

EDL 595Practicum II in Educational Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Electives

Total Credit Hours:9

Capstone Requirement:

Comprehensive Exam

Strand 2 Teacher and Curriculum Leadership

Total Credit Hours:30

Required Courses

ED 520Instructional Programs for Diverse Learners

3

ED 598Introduction to Research in Education

3

EDL 523Instructional Leadership and Coaching

3

EDL 531Collaboration and Professional Development

3

EDL 555Leadership for Social Justice

3

ED 591Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I

3

ED 592Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment II

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Capstone Requirement:

embedded in ED 591 and ED 592

Elective courses

Students select advisor-approved elective courses to complete their graduate programs.

Total Credit Hours:9

Note: While students may take some courses as non-matriculated students, they must be accepted into the program before taking a fourth 500-level course. 500-level courses beyond the third course will not count toward program completion.