Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
MED Program

Fall Courses
Spring Courses
HUDE 200 - Introduction to Research - 3 credits (C)
ELPS 252 - History of Black Education - 3 credits (C)
HUDE 201 - Human Development - 3 credits (C)
ELPS 382 - Conceptual Cases in Administration and Supervision -
3 credits
HUDE 205 - Introduction to Statistics - 3 credits (C)
ELPS 422 - Seminar in Education Policy - 3 credits (E)
HUDE 220 - Advanced Educational Psychology - 3 credits (C)
ELPS 455 - Ethics in Decision Making - 3 credits (E)
ELPS 231 - Multicultural Education - 3 credits (C)
ELPS 525 - Case Law in Public School Administration -
3 credits (M)
ELPS 284 - Public School Administration - 3 credits (M)
ELPS 384 - Practicum in School Administration - 3 credits (Fall, Spring, and Summer) (M)
ELPS 386 - School Finance -
3 credits (M)
ELPS 435 - Human Resource Management - 3 credits (E)
ELPS 514 - Organizational Change - 3 credits (M)
EDUC 260 - Introduction to Special Education - 3 credits (E)

Note: C = core course; M = major course; E = suggested elective

Other Exit Requirements

Expository Writing Exam - The Expository Writing Examination must be completed successfully before the candidate may sit to take the School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) or the Department's Comprehensive Examination.

School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) - The EAP Department requires that Masters students take the SLLA before completing the academic program. A passing score on the exam is necessary for K-12 Building Level Administrative Certification. The SLLA administered by ETS measures whether entry-level education leaders have the standards (relevant knowledge) believed necessary for competent professional practice. Eighteen credit hours of required and specialization courses must be completed successfully before the candidate may sit to take the SLLA.

Practicum - The Practicum is a full-time mentored experience, under the supervision of a field supervisor in an assigned school, school district, or some other prior approved educational organization. Five prerequisite specialization courses must be cpmpleted successfully before the candidate may enroll in Practicum.

Academic Standards

  1. A student must maintain academic good standing, which is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

  2. A student incurs academic probation when the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0.

  3. A student who is on academic probation and does not achieve good academic (3.0) standing by the end of the next semester in residence shall be suspended from the graduate program.

  4. A student who accumulates nine (9) or more semester hours of grades below B shall also be suspended from the graduate program.

  5. A student who has been suspended from a graduate program may not be readmitted until one full semester (excluding the summer session) has passed.