- Departments and Programs
- Department of Teacher Education
- Department of Health & Sport Science
- Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
- Department of Educational Administration
- Department of Physician Assistant Education
- Department of Physical Therapy
- Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership
- Other Programs
Master's degree programs
We offer multiple master's degree options
Click on the links below to learn more about our master's degree options:
- Master's Degree in Education and Health Sciences in Educational Leadership
- Master's Degree in Education and Health Sciences in Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration
- Education Specialist Degree
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:
- educational leadership
- supervision and professional development
- instructional leadership
- school law
- 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 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.
Master's degree in Education 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.
For more information, contact Janice Keivel.
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