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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Master of Education in Educational Leadership: Educational Leadership Emphasis

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Education section in this catalog.

M.Ed. Leadership website:

Mission - Teaching, leading, and learning in a democratic society.

Philosophy - Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Education prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

- The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

This performance oriented program emphasizes research, theory, and practice in such areas as: effective leadership and organization, strategies for planning and developing curriculum, supervising employees, school improvement, personnel administration, law, school and community relations, and related topics. Most courses are offered in the weekend leadership academy.

Nationally Recognized by Specialty Program Association: Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Michigan Department of Education

Minimum Number of Hours in Program: 33

Program Location
DeVos Center, Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids, MI


Requirements for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree in educational leadership must complete the following areas:

Social Foundations of Education (Choose one):

Research and Evaluation:

Emphasis Area Courses:

Select one:


Administrative Internship (Prerequisite: EDL 685)

Capstone (choose one):

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