Master of Education

in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)


Tam Jones, Ph.D., Program Administrator

Debroah H. Tribble, Ed.D., Program Director

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The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is a 30-hour non-thesis program.  The program is composed of 6 core hours and 24 specialized preparation hours referred to as certification courses. Students who meet additional state criteria will be qualified to sit for the state Principal TExES.  Upon completion of the program, passage of the Principal TExES, and specific state regulations, the student will be qualified to apply for the state Prinicipal's Certificate.

 

The charter school administrator concentration prepares graduate students to provide leadership in a charter school setting both at the campus and district levels.

 

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions: 

PREREQUISITES:

Entrance requirements for graduate programs in the College of Education must be met, including having at least two years of acceptable teaching experience at an accredited public or private school by the time the candidate has completed the necessary coursework and is ready to take the appropriate certification examinations. A copy of the teacher candidate’s service record will be required to substantiate the teaching experience requirement prior to recommending the teacher candidate to register for the state certification examinations.

 

Core Courses (6 hours)  

EDUC 6302

Research in Education

EDUC 6306

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

 

Certification Courses - Specialized Preparation

(24 hours) 

EDAD 6300

Principal Standards and Competencies

EDAD 6312

School Law

EDAD 6313

Supervision of Instruction

EDAD 6314

The Principalship

EDAD 6315

School Finance/Business Management

EDAD 6316

School Personnel Administration

EDAD 6317

School Public Relations

EDAD 6389

Internship in Educational Administration (S-L)

EDAD 6010

Professional Portfolio

EDAD 6020

Seminar in Educational Leadership

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED: Minimum 30 hours

 

Note:  The State Principal Certificate qualifies an individual for the principalship in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Twelve and for almost all positions in the central administration office except the Superintendency.  The certificate requires the completion of a master's program, two years of successful teaching experience in an accredited public or private school, and the passing of the Principal TExES exam.


Charter School Administrator Concentration

 

Core Courses (6 hours)  

EDUC 6306

Curriculum Design and Evaluation

ACCT 6344 Nonprofit Accounting/Resource Development and Fundraising

 

Certification Courses - Specialized Preparation

(24 hours) 

EDAD 6300

Principal Standards and Competencies

EDAD 6312

School Law

EDAD 6313

Supervision of Instruction

EDAD 6314

The Principalship

EDAD 6315

School Finance/Business Management

EDAD 6316

School Personnel Administration

EDAD 6317

School Public Relations

EDAD 6389

Internship in Educational Administration (S-L)

EDAD 6010

Professional Portfolio

EDAD 6020

Seminar in Educational Leadership

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED: Minimum 30 hours


College of Education Graduate Defense of Degree

Because of Dallas Baptist University’s quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate’s personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills and dispositions.

 

A digital format will be utilized by the candidate to enhance the presentation and to justify why the degree should be awarded to the candidate. The candidate’s formal defense will be presented to members of the Educator Preparation Board and will take place on the main campus each semester.

 

It is recommended that candidates attend a Defense of Degree workshop held each semester. It is also the candidate’s responsibility to schedule a meeting with their designated program director who will provide additional information regarding objectives, service learning, artifacts, reflections, presentation format, and evaluative criteria and scoring.

 

Candidates must register for the Professional Portfolio/Defense of Degree course as prescribed in their degree plan during the semester in which they will present their defense of degree to the Educator Preparation Board. The EPB is a group of experienced and widely successful educators from Dallas Baptist University and the Metroplex. Practicing teachers, administrators, consultants, superintendents, guidance directors, personnel directors, and Educational Region Service Center personnel as well as DBU professors and administrators volunteer their time for this highly selective process. The Educator Preparation Board serves as the College of Education Graduate Programs’ advisory board and meets three times a year to assess graduate candidates’ defense of degrees.

 

College of Education Graduate Electronic Portfolios

Dallas Baptist University’s educator preparation programs strive to provide a quality learning experience that enables all candidates to impact P-12 learning. The e-portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents to prepare the candidate for future positions; demonstrate the candidate’s ongoing knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions; and provide the candidate with the opportunity for self-reflection.

All graduate candidates are required to compile and maintain an electronic, developmental portfolio. There are three types of documents that must be included in the e-portfolio: required documents, foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed TaskStream account.

 

The organization of e-portfolios is governed by the State Board of Educator Certification standards and competencies, DBU/InTASC competencies, and DBU’s Educator Preparation Provider competencies in addition to specific field of study competencies.

 

The e-portfolio will be used to assess your development as you proceed through your designated program. Candidates who do not have all required documents and “signature assessments” uploaded into TaskStream will not be allowed to proceed to the next level as designed by these Transition Points:

 

Transition Point One: Requirements for Program Admission

Transition Point Two: Requirements for Program Entrance

Transition Point Three: Requirements for Program Continuance

Transition Point Four: Requirements for Program Completion

Transition Point Five: Requirements for Program Evaluation

 

It is the candidates’ responsibility to meet with their designed program director and/or advisor to discuss the e-portfolio required documents, checkpoint scoring, foundational elements rubric, and the competency artifacts rubric.

 


Non-Certification Degree Track in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership Non-Certification degree is a 30-hour non-thesis program. The program is composed of 9 core hours and 21 hours of specialized preparation. This degree is available only to students who are not seeking Texas State School Principal Certification. A completed non-certification agreement form is required for participating students.

 

The following are the courses in the non-certification track:

EDAD 6010   Professional Portfolio

EDAD 6301   Instructional Leadership Development (or an elective approved by program advisor prior to course selection)

EDAD 6311   Educational Organization and Administration
EDAD 6312   School Law
EDAD 6313   Supervision of Instruction
EDAD 6314   The Principalship
EDAD 6315   School Finance/Business Management
EDAD 6316   School Personnel Administration
EDAD 6317   School Public Relations

EDUC 6302   Research in Education
EDUC 6304   Improvement of Instruction

EDUC 6306   Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDSC 6308   The School and Multicultural Society

 

Dual Master's Degrees

Earn two degrees with the efficiency of learning

available through a dual degree program!


Program Information

 


 


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College of Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

Educator Preparation Board

Fall 2014: December 11
Spring 2015: April 29

Application to Graduate Deadline

Spring 2015: November 5

Portfolio Workshop

Fall 2014: TBA
DBU Main Campus
Strickland 216


Education Student Resources

Portfolio Handbook
Internship Handbook (Rev. 3/10)
Course Rotations
Principal Internship Log of Activities
Principal Intern Log SAMPLE (Excel)
Internship Preconditions (PDF)
Debbi Richard's "Plagiarism" (PPT)
College of Education Graduate Portfolio

 

 

Master's Degrees

& Programs:

Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management
M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Special Education
M.A. in Sport Management
M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Counseling
Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Professional Development

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Graduate School of Ministry:

M.A. Children's Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education
M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Family Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Worship Leadership

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Gary Cook School of Leadership:

M.Ed. in Higher Education

M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Education / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Communication / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.B.A.
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Teaching / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Theological Studies / M.A. in Worship Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. in Special Education
 

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