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Program Description

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership (MSEL) is a comprehensive program for experienced teachers. It is designed to address many of the issues faced by school administrators. The goal of the program is to provide a framework of leadership skills that prepare program participants for the challenges faced by school administrators in the 21st century.

Program Objectives

Current objectives for the MSEL program are listed on the Cameron University Transparency webpage.

Program Admission

Students who wish to pursue the MSEL should follow these procedures:

  • Apply and be admitted to graduate studies at Cameron University;
  • Provide evidence of holding a teaching license or certificate to the graduate advisor. Those who are not currently certified teachers should refer to the Alternative Certification section;
  • Develop a formal Plan of Graduate Study with the assistance of the graduate advisor;
  • Have two (2) acceptable recommendation forms submitted on their behalf;
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Program Requirements

A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours in approved graduate courses is required in the M.S. in Educational Leadership program.

Requirement Hours: 33

EDUC 5100 Education Introductory Seminar

EDUC 5303 Research & Technology for School Administrators

EDUC 5203 Fundamentals of Public School Administration

EDUC 5213 School Culture

EDUC 5223 Assessment of Personnel and Programs

EDUC 5233 Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction

EDUC 5243 Community and School Relations

EDUC 5253 Legal and Ethical Aspects of School Administration

EDUC 5263 Public School Finance and Accounting

EDUC 5283 Internship in School Administration*

EDUC 5293 Resource Management for School Administration

*Must complete six (6) semester hours of internship

Degree Conferment

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree will be awarded when the student has met all of the following requirements within six (6) years:

  • Completion of a minimum of 33 graduate hours listed on the Plan of Graduate Study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Satisfactory scores on all recommendations and dispositional assessments;
  • Passing scores on mid- and final-program portfolio checks;
  • No more than two (2) C’s on the Plan of Graduate Study;
  • Completion of “Application for Graduate Degree” form;
  • Payment of the graduation fee; and
  • Completion of the online exit survey.