Master of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies (K-12)

The focus of the Executive Leadership Studies (K-12) program is to prepare experienced teachers to serve as educational leaders; it is designed to meet the needs of educators in both theory and practice. Qualifying applicants may enter the five-semester program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership Studies. In order to be licensed in North Carolina, students must demonstrate proficiency by developing an electronic portfolio that addresses the seven standards adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education and by being certified on 21 competencies.

 

Off-Campus Option

This program is also available at several off-campus locations and online. Click Here for more information.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership Studies (K- 12) is to develop educational leaders through courses, research, seminars, and internships conducted in an environment based on Christian principles and values.

 

Goals

The Executive Leadership Studies program is designed to meet the following program goals for prospective school administrators:

  1. Provide a foundation in the principles and procedures of educational administration, curriculum development, and instructional improvement.
  2. Promote the development of the ability to implement and evaluate models of instruction and methods of supervision in the classroom and other school settings.
  3. Foster the development of the ability to evaluate classroom teachers within an academic environment.
  4. Develop the capacity to interpret and implement educational research in the total school program.
  5. Provide preparation for service as instructional and educational leaders.

 

Course Requirements

MELS 601: Executive Leadership in a 21st Century Change Environment (6 hrs.)
MELS 602: Research and Assessment for 21st Century Executive Leaders (6 hrs.)
MELS 603: Resource Management for 21st Century Executive Leaders (6 hrs.)
MELS 604: 21st Century Curriculum and Instructional Development (6 hrs.)
MELS 605: 21st Century School Leadership (6 hrs.)
MELS 697: Internship (6 hrs.)

Contact

Dr. David W. Shellman

Phone: (704) 761-5016

E-mail: dshellman@gardner-webb.edu

Off-Campus Option

 

Earn your Masters in Executive Leadership Studies (K-12) in a local cohort or online.

 

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