Plan of Study
The IDEAL Program Plan of Study comprises 15 courses, including three internships that are conducted at the student’s school with the guidance of their instructor and the support of their school administrator mentor. The program is mandated in terms of coursework – you don’t have elective classes, and courses are scheduled on a pre-established rotation. The following table lists the coursework that you need to take for your degree:
|Leadership Foundations Coursework|
|ADE||6381||Leadership 1 - Adult Learning & Assessment||3|
|EDS||6100||Leadership 2 - Theory & Assessment||3|
|EDA||6103||Leadership 3 - Administrative Processes||3|
|Education Foundations Coursework|
|STA||6113||Statistical Methods in Education||3|
|EDF||6481||Educational Research Methods (pre- or co-requisite: Stat. Methods)||3|
|Professional Knowledge Coursework|
|EDF||6786||Policy and Politics||3|
|EDS||6050||Instructional Leadership 1||3|
|EDS||6052||Instructional Leadership 2 (prerequisite: Instructional Leadership 1)||3|
|EDA||6232||Law and Policy (prerequisite: Policy and Politics)||3|
|EDA||6300||Systems and Community||3|
|EDA||6191||Leadership for Social Justice||3|
IMPORTANT: Additional Graduation Requirements
- ESOL Endorsement -- Candidates in public schools who have not met their ESOL/ELL requirement of sixty (60) hours of ESOL district in-service points, or three (3) credit hours in a survey type ESOL course, must take TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers prior to program completion. All other candidates must provide proof of ESOL Endorsement or Certification or may opt to take TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers.
- There is no thesis requirement for this program.
All candidates must provide evidence to the Department of Educational Leadership that these requirements have been satisfied.