Keiser University

Master of Science in Education, Leadership, MSEd L

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Education, Leadership (MSEdL) provides experienced educators the preparation to become educational institution leaders and administrators. The program fosters independent learning and prepares students to contribute through leadership and scholarship to the education profession. Students complete a foundation of courses in such areas as diversity, curriculum design, ethics, decision-making, and instructional technology before focusing on all aspects involving administrative roles. Graduates are able to demonstrate knowledge and application of theory and to critically analyze and solve education-related issues and problems based on applied research methods.

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s MSEdL program prepares students to contribute to the education profession as leaders. Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical leadership in K-12, higher education, and related fields.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.
  • Design and assess curriculum, instruction, and programs related to student success.
  • Direct educational operations including personnel selection and development, finance, safety, and data-driven decision making.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution.

The Master of Science in Education, Leadership is designed to meet the needs of students with accredited baccalaureate degrees. Students may be licensed classroom practitioners, education administrators or teachers seeking positions within administration. State departments of education certify public school principals through an application and testing process. To be eligible for a school administrator license, most states require applicants to have at least three years of teaching experience and to hold graduate degrees.

Note: Courses in the MSEdL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are scheduled for two courses concurrently if attending full-time.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education, Leadership degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours. In the final semester of their program, students complete an action research project related to their area of interest. No electives are offered in this program. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Education,Leadership Major Core Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
EDU 510 / Affirming Diversity 3.0 credit hours
EDU 511 / Integrative Instructional Technology 3.0 credit hours
EDU 512 / Education Governance, Motivation and Ethical Decision Making 3.0 credit hours
EDU 513 / Advanced Curriculum Design 3.0 credit hours
EDU 514 / Advanced Educational Assessment and Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
EDU 540 / Current Trends and Issues in Education 3.0 credit hours
EDU 550 / Education System Organization and Leadership 3.0 credit hours
EDU 552 / Personnel Selection and Development 3.0 credit hours
EDU 553 / Education Budgeting and Finance 3.0 credit hours
EDU 554 / School Public Relations and Communications 3.0 credit hours
EDR 551 / Decision Oriented Educational Research 3.0 credit hours
EDR 610 / Action Research Project ( Capstone ) 3.0 credit hours

Faculty

  • Dr. Sue Adragna, Chair–Educational Leadership, Adult Education, Curriculum Instruction
  • Dr. Kelly Gatewood, Chair–Instructional Design and Technology
  • Dr. Andrea Thompson
  • Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio
  • Dr. Michelle Bridgewater
  • Dr. Terri Bubb
  • Dr. Cynthia Glenn
  • Dr. Larry Pace
  • Dr. Theresa Rouse
  • Dr. Kelly Schwirzke
  • Dr. Stephanie VanDeVenter
  • Dr. Ashlee Wood
  • Dr. Jackie Booth, Chair of the Master of Science in Education
  • Dr. Richard Dietzel
  • Dr. Jim Hutton
  • Dr. Brian Keintz
  • Dr. Andrew Kirschner
  • Dr. Salla Lozada
  • Dr. Manuel Rosa
  • Dr. Steve Roth
  • Dr. Dianna Martin

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