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Master's Degree Programs

MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCIENCES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP


Students may earn a master of science degree in Educational Leadership (M.S.E.) by successfully completing 30 semester hours of required coursework. The curriculum covers topics such as the following:

  • educational leadership
  • supervision and professional development
  • instructional leadership
  • curriculum
  • school law
  • internship
  • research
  • community relations
  • leadership in diverse communities
  • school finance

The Educational Leadership program serves as a stepping-stone to obtaining a principal license or a curriculum, instruction and professional development (CIPD) license. The principal license may be earned by completing 12 additional semester hours and providing evidence of two years of teaching experience under a standard teaching certificate. A student who has earned a principal license may choose to pursue a superintendent license.

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MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCIENCES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP WITH A CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION


The University of Dayton also offers a summer program for Catholic school educators on the main campus and online that prepares individuals to work as effective Catholic school leaders and administrators, meet state licensure requirements and accommodate individual goals. These students earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership (M.S.E.) with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration.

SEHS Graduate Tuition Award

We also understand the particular financial burden of graduate education on educators in Catholic schools. Teachers and administrators employed full time by a Catholic school or diocese are eligible for the SEHS Graduate Tuition Award that reduces 50 percent of their tuition costs while they pursue the online M.S.E. in Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration.

The SEHS Graduate Tuition Award is available to teachers and administrators working full time in Catholic schools or diocesan offices and enrolled in online courses only. Beginning in the fall 2014 term, billing procedures have changed. All students will be invoiced at the regular tuition rate until the department provides Financial Aid with student verification letters and accounts will be adjusted.

Email Janice Keivel for more information.

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EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST DEGREE


Students who have completed a master's program may also earn an educational specialist degree (Ed.S.). The Ed.S. program is designed to enhance individual capabilities for educational leadership. The program of study requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate work beyond the master's degree. The University of Dayton partners with Wright State University to offer this program, and courses may be taken on both campuses.

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