2010 - 2012 Graduate Bulletin

VI. Graduate Programs

Dreeben School of Education

EDUCATION (EDUC)

The Dreeben School of Education offers three degrees in Education: the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). These degrees are designed for persons who wish to develop or increase academic and professional competence through graduate study. The programs are designed with the working professional in mind with all coursework scheduled in the evening and/or week-ends.

The graduate programs in Education are designed to facilitate students’ attainment of these outcomes:

  • The ability to read, understand, and write educational research, including statistical data.
  • The ability to write appropriately in American Psychological Association Style (APA Style), and to complete graduate level research papers.
  • The ability to speak well, present materials in a lecture/workshop/lesson format, and articulate professional matters with clarity to colleagues and to supervisory personnel.
  • The ability to exhibit leadership skills in the profession and in interpersonal relationships, to act and perform as responsible leaders in the classroom, the school, in administrative positions, and in the community.

Prospective candidates for a Master’s degree in Education must meet all University criteria for admission to the graduate program and demonstrate competence in oral and written expression. In addition, the Dreeben School of Education requires:

  • A grade point average of 2.5 or better on all undergraduate and post-graduate work serving as a foundation for the Master of Arts and the Master of Education graduate degrees that do not lead to Texas Teacher Certification; a grade point average of 2.75 is required for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching;
  • An interview;
  • Acceptance into the Teacher Education Certification Program for any degree leading to Texas Teacher Certification within the first 9 hours.

Transfer credit: No more than nine (9) semester hours may be transferred toward the master’s degrees in the Dreeben School of Education.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree in the Dreeben School of Education requires completion of 36 semester hours, 24 of which must be in Education. This degree is appropriate for students who want to take some courses in their degree outside the School of Education.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Education:
Core Courses (12 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor.

Area of Concentration within Education (12-15 semester hours)

Elective Area outside Education (9-12 semester hours)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

This degree is for persons who wish to do all their work in the Dreeben School of Education. The degree is awarded upon completion of at least 36 semester hours.

Requirements for the Master of Education:
Core Courses (12 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor.

Areas of Concentration within Education (24 semester hours)

There are six areas of concentration for the M.A. and the M.Ed. in Education: Adult Education, Cross-Cultural Education, Kinesiology, Literacy, Organizational Learning and Leadership, and Special Education, each offering separate fields of expertise. Students interested in Professional Certifications in addition to their master’s degrees must seek admission to the Teacher Certification program prior to beginning coursework in the certification sequence. This admission procedure is separate from and follows full acceptance into the Graduate School at UIW.

Master of Arts or Master of Education for General Education

This degree is for students who want to concentrate their core work in Education but with a general group of courses either from the Dreeben School of Education as a whole, or from another School/College. If the majority of the work is from Education, the degree will be the M.Ed. If more than several courses come from other College/Schools, the M.A. will be awarded. This open-ended degree plan allows students to select up to six (6) courses that will best suit their needs within a focus of Education.

Core Courses (12 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education, or another capstone course approved by the Program Advisor.

Other courses from Education: at least two (6 hours)

Courses from other disciplines OR from Education: up to six (18 semester hours)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The University of the Incarnate Word teacher preparation program has a 100% pass rate on the TExES state certification exams. All Teacher Education programs at UIW are approved and overseen by the State Board for Educator Certification of Texas.

The M.A.T. degree offers an opportunity for students to obtain elementary, secondary, or all-level certification while working towards the Master’s degree. The M.A.T. degree requires 36-42 hours of coursework, (depending upon the area of specialization), completion of all teaching practicum requirements, and a satisfactory Student Apprenticeship experience, or the completion of a one-year internship with a satisfactory evaluation.

Admission to the M.A.T. requires the following:

  • Completion of all requirements of the UIW Graduate School (transcripts, application, etc.)
  • Submission of scores on the three parts of the Graduate Record Exam: Verbal, 400; Quantitative, 400; and a score of 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section (or 230 on each section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment).
  • Submission of transcripts showing a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Interview with the Director of Teacher Education
  • Application and acceptance to the Teacher Certification Program. Acceptance into a Teacher Certification program is valid for one year from the initial date of acceptance; students who do not matriculate into the Program, or those who drop out for 12 months or more, must reapply. Teacher Certification Program application requires submission of passing scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (Verbal 400, Quantitative 400, Analytical Writing section 3.5) or the Texas Higher Education Assessment (Reading 230, Mathematics 230, Writing 230).

Note: Continuation in this program requires that students remain in good standing with the Graduate School, that the GPA does not fall below 2.75, that the course work is taken in sequence with the program advisor’s approval, and that the student passes an examination over the content area of certification prior to registration for the Apprenticeship/Internship. Students who are conditionally admitted to the M.A.T. must complete all admissions requirements prior to registration for more than 9 hours.

Core courses in the M.A.T. (12 or 15 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 66CS/EDUC 63CS Teacher Internship OR Teacher Apprenticeship

Areas of Concentration within Education:

  • Elementary Concentration: 27 hours
  • Secondary Concentration:  18 plus 3/6 hours of electives

Certification by the State of Texas is awarded upon completion of the M.A.T. AND successful completion of passing scores on the TExES exams required by the State Board of Educator Certification.

Note: Graduate and undergraduate students seeking Texas Teacher Certification from the University of the Incarnate Word program will be subject to any additional or new requirements that may be set forth by legislative mandates or the State Board for Educator Certification.

Secondary Teaching (Grades 8-12)

Requirements in the major (18 hours)

  • EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
  • EDSP 6363 Survey of Exceptionalities
  • EDRD 6396 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDUC 6325 Pedagogy in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 6327 Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary School
  • EDUC 6310 Technology in Education

Electives (3/6 hours)

All-Level Teaching (Grades EC-12)
Teaching Fields: Physical Education, Art, Music, or Theater
Requirements in the major (27 hours)

  • EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
  • EDSP 6363 Survey of Exceptionalities
  • EDRD 6396 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDRD 6325 Pedagogy in the Secondary School
  • EDEC 6327 Integrative Pedagogy for the Secondary School
  • EDEC 6339 Play and Play Environments
  • EDUC 6310 Technology in Education

Electives (3 hours)

Elementary Teaching (Early Childhood -Grade 6)
Requirements in the major (27 hours)

  • EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
  • EDSP 6363 Survey of Exceptionalities
  • EDRD 6391 Theories of Literacy Appropriations
  • EDRD 6393 Approaches to Reading Assessment & Instruction
  • EDEC 6393 Balanced Literature in Early Childhood
  • EDEC 6339 Applied Research in Play
  • EDUC 6313 Teachers of Young Children
  • EDUC 6315 Assessment in the Classroom
  • EDUC 6317 Teachers of Intermediate Children

Accelerated Certification Program

The Accelerated Certification Program is a secondary teacher certification program for post-baccalaureate students who have a teaching field in place (Secondary Certification: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Science, or History. All-level Certification: Physical Education, Art, Music, Spanish, or Theater). At the completion of this program and passing scores on the TExES exams, students will be eligible for secondary certification (grades 8-12) or all-level certification (grades EC-12). All courses in the Accelerated Certification Program will apply to the Masters of Arts in Teaching degree.

The following requirements must be met prior to acceptance to the program:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater at the time of application
  2. Passing scores on the reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment) OR GRE scores of 400 on the Quantitative and Verbal sections and a 3.5 or above on the Analytical Writing section.
  3. Acceptable performance on the application interview
  4. Score of 3 or higher (on a 6 point scale) on the departmental writing sample
  5. Score of 80% or above on the Content “Practice TExES” exam
  6. 45 hours of observation must be completed prior to internship

Requirements for the Accelerated Program in Secondary Certification (18 hours)

  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6325 Pedagogy in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 6327 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 6320 Equity and Excellence for All
  • EDUC 66CS/63CS Teacher Internship (Note: EDUC 63CS must be taken for two semesters)

Requirements for the Accelerated Program in All-Level Certification (21 hours)

  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6325 Pedagogy in Secondary School
  • EDUC 6327 Integrative Pedagogy in the Secondary School
  • EDUC 6339 Play and Play Environments
  • EDUC 6320 Equity and Excellence for All
  • EDUC 66CS/63CS Teacher Internship (Note: EDUC 63CS must be taken for two semesters)

CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE M.A. and M.Ed. DEGREES

Adult Education (ADED)

This degree, with a concentration in Adult Education, is designed to provide professional preparation for administrators/supervisors of adult education activities, persons working in human resource and staff development, continuing and community education personnel, and teachers of adults in a variety of institutions and settings.

Students are exposed to the principles of Adult Education with special emphasis on the changes occurring in adult life as they affect the teaching-learning process. Educational, institutional, administrative, and programmatic implications are stressed. Some areas of specialization that can be arranged by the advisor are: adult literacy, human resource development, or adult religious education.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Adult Education:
Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Requirements in the major (Select 18 semester hours.)

  • EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
  • ADED 6382 Adult Literacy Education
  • ADED 6385 Methods & Strategies in Adult Ed
  • ADED 6387 Program Development in Adult Ed
  • ADED 6390 Practicum in Adult Learning Environments
  • ADED 6384 Contemporary Issues in Adult Ed
  • ADED 6386 Educational Gerontology
  • ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups

Electives (6 semester hours)

Cross-Cultural Education

The concentration in Cross-Cultural Education addresses the challenges presented not only by the complex diversities present in American society, but by the ever-growing trend toward global interaction. The program includes both the theoretical bases and the practical implications for understanding, valuing and interacting effectively with individuals diverse in race, language, ethnicity, culture, social origin, religion, age, ability, and sexual orientation.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Cross-Cultural Education:
Core Courses (12 required hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Requirements in the major (12 required hours)

  • EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
  • EDUC 6355 Cross-Cultural Communication in Other Countries
  • EDUC 6373 Acquisition of a Second Language
  • EDUC 6307 Critical Theory in Education

Electives in Education (12 required hours)

Choose electives with your advisor from all Education course offerings. For example, see ESL Certificate and TEFL/TESL Certificate Requirements on page 55.

Kinesiology (EDKE)

The Kinesiology program is designed for those students who are interested in working in a business related area, teaching Physical Education on the college level, or in adding a Physical Education teaching specialty to their teaching credential at the K-12 level. (NOTE: This degree does not carry initial teacher certification.)

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Kinesiology:
Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)

  • EDKE 6377 Instructional Development in Physical Education
  • EDKE 6378 Biomechanics in Human Performance
  • EDKE 6379 Adapted Physical Education and Sport
  • SMGT 6380 Sport Management
  • EDKE 6381 Topics in Exercise Physiology and Fitness
  • EDEC 6339 Play and Play Environments

Elective Courses (6 hours)

Literacy (EDRD)

The Masters of Education with a concentration in Literacy is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of teachers, researchers, and administrators in the field of literacy education. The program is in response to the recent emphasis placed on literacy, from emergent readers to adult literacy, at the local, state, and national levels. This program will focus on literacy across the life span and will prepare teachers to provide innovative approaches to literacy as an integrated element of sustainable livelihood, and as a foundation of learning throughout life.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Literacy:
Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)

  • EDRD 6391 Foundations of Literacy
  • EDEC 6335 Emergent Literacy
  • EDRD 6393 Approaches to Reading Assessment
  • EDRD 6395 Practicum: Literacy
  • EDRD 6375 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • EDRD 6382 Adult Literacy Education
    OR
  • EDRD 6320 Equity and Excellence for All

Electives in Education (6 hours)

Organizational Leadership and Learning

The Organizational Learning and Leadership concentration is designed for people who are interested in leadership roles and/or are responsible for training in corporate, government, or service environments. Students take 24 hours of courses that provide them with a foundation in general and adult learning, organizational development, organizational leadership, instructional design, and research. Then, depending upon their career goals and personal aspirations, students select an additional 12 hours of course work in one of two focus areas: Adult Education and Organizational Development. Other focus areas may be considered, but must be approved by the Education Graduate Advisor.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Learning:
Core Courses Requirements (12 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Methods
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development*
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Supporting Requirements: (12 semester hours)

  • ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups*
  • ADED 6387 Program Development in Adult Education *
  • ORGD 6351 Foundations of Organizational Development*
  • EDUC 6377 Leadership for Organizational Learning Environments

Focus Areas Requirements (12 hours)
Students may choose courses from only one focus area.

Adult Education (Select 12 hours)

  • ADED 6382 Adult Literacy Education
  • ADED 6348 Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
  • ADED 6385 Methods and Strategies in Adult Education
  • ADED 6386 Educational Gerontology
  • ADED 6370 College Teaching
  • ADED 6390 Practicum in Adult Learning Environments (required)*

*These ADED courses, plus one ADED elective qualify students for the Adult Education Certificate from UIW: 15 semester hours required. (See page 54 for specifics.)

Organizational Development (Select 12 hours)

  • ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning*
  • ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment*
  • ORGD 6340 Organizational Consulting*
  • ORGD 6352 Organizational Development-Interventions & Practices*
  • ORGD 6370 Human Performance Technology*

*These five courses (15 hours) qualify student for the Organizational Development Certificate from UIW. (See pages 45-46 for specifics.)

Special Education (EDSP)

This program is designed to meet specific interests in Special Education. It is intended for students who wish to prepare for in any support field that services learners with exceptionalities, or in adding a teaching specialty to their K-12 teaching credential. (NOTE: This degree does not carry initial teacher certification.) This program is currently under revision; therefore, course offerings below are subject to change. Students interested in this degree must contact the Dean of the Dreeben School of Education before applying.

Requirements for the Master’s degree with a concentration in Special Education:
Core Courses (12 hours)

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education

Requirements in the Major (18 hours)

  • EDSP 6363 Survey of Exceptionalities
  • EDUC 6326 Behavior Management
  • EDSP 6364 Testing for Teaching
  • EDSP 6366 Inclusive Classrooms and Communities
  • EDSP 6365 Accommodating Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • EDSP 6367 Accommodating Students with Low Incidence Disabilities

Electives (6 hours)

Certificates

The Dreeben School of Education offers certificates in the areas of Adult Education, and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL).These UIW certificates acknowledge that the student has completed 15 hours in the specified field of study. Students interested in one of these certificates must be admitted to UIW as a non-degree seeking student, or admitted into the graduate degree program in the Dreeben School of Education.

The certificate program at UIW is not applicable to Texas Teaching Certification or any State Professional Certification program.

Adult Education
(15 semester hours)

  • ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
  • ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups
  • ADED 6385 Methods and Strategies of Adult Education
  • ADED 6390 Practicum in Adult Education
  • And one elective from the offerings in ADED

Organizational Development
(15 semester hours)

  • ORGD 6320 Organizational Behavior and Learning
  • ORGD 6330 Foundations of Organizational Research and Assessment
  • ORGD 6340 Organizational Consulting
  • ORGD 6352 Organizational Development-Interventions & Practices
  • ORGD 6370 Human Performance Technology

Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL)
(15 semester hours)

  • EDUC 6355 Cross Cultural Communication in Other Countries (named each offering)
  • EDUC 6360 Methods and Materials of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • EDUC 6380 Practicum in TEFL/TESL
  • EDUC 6373 Acquisition of a Second Language
  • EDUC 6376 Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher

When the coursework is completed for the certificate, students must file a request, along with a copy of the transcript, with the Dean of the Dreeben School of Education for the certificate. Courses taken for the certificate may be accepted as work toward a master’s degree if the student is accepted into a master’s degree program in the UIW Graduate School and the Dreeben School of Education (see requirements on page 47).

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the Dreeben School of Education has three concentrations: Higher Education, International Education and Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Leadership. Each concentration in the doctoral program reflects the institution’s mission to combine education with service. Many students have opportunities for local and international internships and research. The curriculum for each concentration has been designed to meet the needs of the communities served by the University. The program is built on the following common core and combines scholarly research with application, fostering the integration of theory and practice.

Core Courses

  • INDR 8310 Concepts of Leadership
  • INDR 8330 Belief Systems: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • INDR 8350 Research Methods and Tools
  • INDR 8351 Social Science Statistics Using
  • INDR 8355 Qualitative Research Methods
  • INDR 8370 Ethics for the Profession

Admission Requirements:

Applicants for admission to the Doctoral Program must fulfill the admission requirements listed on page 30 in this Bulletin. There may be additional admission requirements for each concentration which can be found in the following sections.

Criteria for Continuation and Graduation

General criteria are listed on page 31 of this Bulletin.

Program of Study

The Doctoral Program of Study specifies 57 semester hours of course work, 18 of which are the common core, a Qualifying Examination, and a minimum of 9 semester hours of Dissertation Writing. In support of the dissertation process, the following research courses are offered from which students must take a minimum of 9 semester hours, at least one from the two starred below.

  • INDR 8353* Advanced Social Science Statistics
  • INEE 8325* Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
  • INEE 8350 Research in Entrepreneurship
  • INEE 8355 Cultural Aspects of Research
  • EDUC 7357 Constructing Research Design
  • ORGL 8370 Organizational Assessment and Survey Administration

The curriculum also includes core and elective courses in fields including Leadership Studies, Organizational Studies, Education, and Business. In addition, there are unique opportunities for domestic and international internships.

CONCENTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The Higher Education concentration is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in higher education with the knowledge and capacity to understand and facilitate change in institutions of higher education. The program grounds the students both in theory and in the tools and methodology of research so that they can contribute to academic inquiry and apply theory to issues facing institutions of higher education. Depending on the master’s degree and choices of electives, the graduate may enter careers in higher education leadership or teaching. Those with an intended focus in teaching must meet the required number of hours in the discipline through electives and the master’s degree.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, the concentration incorporates collegiality among students, among faculty, and between faculty and students. Opportunities are available for learning through teaching and a higher education practicum as well as directed consultation and research

The degree plan for the concentration in Higher Education includes:

  • Common Core, 18 hours
  • At least one of
    • INDR 8353* Advanced Social Science Statistics
    • INEE 8325* Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
  • Required Courses, 27 hours minimum to include:
    • EDUC 8330 History and Philosophy of Higher Education
    • EDUC 8390 Law in Higher Education
    • EDUC 8395 Practicum in Higher Education
    • EDUC 83CS Capstone in Higher Education
    • EDUC 8350 Constructing Research Design
    • ORGL 8360 Organizational Theory and Culture
    • ORGL 8370 Organizational Assessment and Survey Administration
    • ADED 7381 Adult Learning and Development
    • And one of the following:
      • ADED 7385 Methods and Strategies of Adult Education
      • ADED 7388 Effective Teams and Groups
  • Electives, 9 hours minimum
  • Dissertation, 9 hours minimum

CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The International Education and Entrepreneurship concentration enables students to develop enterprises of a cultural, educational, humanitarian, or business nature that show a full understanding of the host culture and its relation in theory and practice with Western cultures. It allows theoretical study with a practical impulse that involves an awareness of business and educational systems and their development in existing, new, and emerging arenas.

The foundation courses combine comparative study of the educational and cultural systems of the world with experiential learning in entrepreneurship. The grasp of a nation’s outlook revealed by its education provides the key to understanding its intellectual and managerial endeavors; the practical skill of entrepreneurship suggests new ways of applying existing resources and encourages the development of new ideas in all fields. This concentration achieves its aim through a blend of theoretical study and practical engagement. Practical application and experience are achieved by each student in a six month internship in a country other than the home country.

In addition to the Admission Requirements listed on page 30 of this Bulletin, applicants for admission to the International Education and Entrepreneurship Concentration must also fulfill the following requirements:
Minimum of six hours of education and six hours of business background courses as pre-requisites (undergraduate or graduate)

The Concentration in International Education and Entrepreneurship Program of Study includes:

  • Common Core, 18 hours
  • At least one of the following courses
    • INDR 8353* Advanced Social Science Statistics
    • INEE 8325* Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
  • Required Courses, 33 hours to include
    • INEE 8320 Analysis of Education Systems of the World
    • INEE 8325 Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
    • INEE 8340 Entrepreneurship
    • INEE 8345 International Organizations
    • INEE 8347 Economic Development for Entrepreneurship
    • INEE 8350 Research in Entrepreneurship
    • INEE 8355 Cultural Aspects of Research
    • INEE 8360 Contemporary International Issues
    • INEE 8687/INEE 8387 International Internship (6 months)
  • Electives, 3 hours minimum
  • Dissertation, 9 hours minimum
  • Evidence of oral and written proficiency in a foreign language as an exit requirement.

CONCENTRATION IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Organizational Leadership concentration is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership in education, business, public, and social agencies with the knowledge and capacity to understand organizations and to facilitate organizational change. It strives to impart an ethic of leadership that recognizes the global dimension of social concerns and works for understanding and justice in diverse societies. The interdisciplinary nature of the program grounds the students both in theory and in the tools and methodology of research and technology so that they can contribute to academic inquiry and apply theory to issues facing organizations, institutions, and communities.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, the concentration incorporates collegiality among students, among faculty, and between faculty and students. Within the program of study, flexibility is provided for students to take electives in line with their area of interest and career objectives. Opportunity is also available for learning through teaching and organizational practica as well as directed consultation and research. In addition to the Admission Requirements listed on page 30 of this Bulletin, applicants for admission to the Organizational Leadership concentration must also fulfill the following requirements:

  • Employment experience in a position of responsibility

The concentration in Organizational Leadership Program of Study includes:

  • Common Core, 18 hours
  • At least one of
    • INDR 8353* Advanced Social Science Statistics
    • INEE 8325* Research in Comparative Educational Systems of the World
  • Required Courses, 18 hours
    • ORGL 8360 Organizational Theory and Culture
    • ORGL 8371 Practicum in Organizational Leadership
    • ADED 7381 Adult Learning and Development
    • ADED 7390 Practicum in Adult Learning Environments
    • ORGL 83CS Capstone in Organizational Leadership
    • EDUC 8350 Constructing Research Design
  • Electives, up to 21 hours to complete the required 57 credit hours
  • Dissertation, 9 hours minimum

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