Master of Education | St. Lawrence University Education

Master of Education

Educational Leadership 

Next application deadline: August 1, 2019 (for fall 2019 matriculation)

Program Overview
This program is open to candidates who do not possess a prior master's degree in education or experience in public education but hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college.  Individuals wishing to pursue the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership must complete 33 semester hours of study but are not required to complete a six-semester-hour culminating leadership/internship experience in public schools.  This option is for individuals who are interested in a career in educational leadership in which no state licensure or certification is required.  Career choices might include positions in private or charter schools, coaching positions in higher education, higher education services or administration, or leadership in a non-profit organization.

Required Courses

AREA 1 - Foundations and Research (9 sem. hrs.)
EDUC 519 Educational Statistics and Research (Required)
(select two courses)
EDUC 507 Philosophy of Education
EDUC 548 Educational Tests, Measurements, and Evaluation
EDAD 516 Issues and Ethics in the Human Service Professions
EDAD 582 Current Research in Educational Leadership

AREA 2 - Leadership Theory (6 sem. hrs.)
(select one course)
EDAD 511 School Organization and Management
EDAD 513 Models of Leadership and Management
(select one course)
EDAD 553 Educational Leadership
EDAD 554 Building Level Leadership

AREA 3 - Specialization in Leadership (12 sem. hrs.)
(select four courses)
EDAD 504 Applications of Educational Technology
EDAD 515 Conflict Resolution
EDAD 517 Leadership and School Climate
EDAD 537 School Law

EDAD 559 Leadership in Athletics and P.E.
EDAD 560 Current Problems in Educational Leadership
EDAD 577 Violence and School Leadership
EDAD 592 Internship in Athletic Administration
EDAD 593 Practicum in Athletic Administration
EDAD 599 Curriculum Development
EDAD 5002 Constructivist Practices in Educational Leadership

AREA 4 - Related Courses in Behavioral Sciences (6 sem. hrs.)
(select two courses, by advisement)
EDPS 538 Learning Disabilities
EDAD 541 Counseling Children & Adolescents
EDPS 551 Relationships Between Schools & Families
EDPS 573 Intro to Mental Health Counseling
EDAD 517 Leadership & School Climate
EDAD 577 Leadership & School Violence

For more information on this program, contact LeAnn Holland, Program Coordinator, at (315) 229-5864 or

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