The Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Leadership is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program designed to address many of the problems faced by school administrators. The goal of the program is to provide a framework of leadership skills that prepares the program participants for the challenges to be faced by school administrators in the 21st century.  

Program Objectives

Candidates in the Master of Science in Educational Leadership program will develop:

  1. Leadership skills in fostering a collegial relationship, problem solving, and effective communication with various constituents  at the school, district, state, and federal levels;
  2. An understanding of, adherence to, and promotion of the legal requirements, ethical standards, and professional obligations at the school, district, state, and federal levels;
  3. Leadership strategies for dealing with geographically, ethnically, and economically diverse populations;
  4. Effective and best practice techniques for the assessment and supervision of personnel;
  5. Effective and industry standard techniques for the assessment and supervision of programs;
  6. An understanding of and proficiency in financial management; and
  7. An understanding of and proficiency in resource management.  

Admission Requirements

  1. Meet all requirements for admission to Cameron University graduate studies
  2. Hold a valid teaching credential
  3. Possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or have an earned master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  4. Have two recommendation forms with dispositions
  5. Have completed a minimum of one year teaching in an accredited school

Course Requirements

The M.S. in Educational Leadership program consists of 33 hours of required coursework. Additionally, all students must complete an introductory seminar.

EDUC 5203 Fundamentals of Public School Administration
EDUC 5213 School Culture
EDUC 5223 Assessment of Personnel and Programs
EDUC 5233 Supervision of Curriculum & Instruction
EDUC 5243 Community and School Relations
EDUC 5253 Legal & Ethical Aspects of School Administration
EDUC 5263 Public School Finance & Accounting
EDUC 5283 Internship in School Administration (6 credit hours at a satisfactory level)
EDUC 5293 Resource Management
EDUC 5303 Research & Technology for School Administrators

To request a copy of the syllabus for a course taught in the M.S. in Educational Leadership program, please contact the instructor of the course as noted in the course schedule or contact Tiffany Hamilton in Nance-Boyer 1078 or at 580-581-2320.

Additional Program Requirements

Requirements that must be completed prior to beginning Internship:

  1. Completion of 6 credit hours of M.S. coursework
  2. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  3. Completed written Internship Request

Requirements must be completed within the first 15 hours in the M.S. program:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 10 hours of field experiences
  2. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  3. Two acceptable dispositional assessments from departmental faculty
  4. Passing score on mid-program portfolio

Requirements that must be completed within the first 24 hours in the program:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 hours of field experiences
  2. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  3. Two acceptable disposition assessments from departmental faculty

Requirements for program completion:

  1. GPA of 3.0 on all graduate work
  2. Acceptable dispositional assessment by one faculty member who specializes in Educational Leadership
  3. Completion of 150 hours of internship
  4. Satisfactory Internship Evaluation
  5. Passing score on exit-program portfolio
  6. Completion of Exit Survey

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Contact Information

Department of Education
Nance Boyer, Room 1078
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
580.581.2320 Voice
580.581.2865 Fax
jdennis@cameron.edu