College of Education and Human Services

Graduate Studies for Educational Leadership and Special Education Professionals

Hull (department head)

(SYMBOL: CNL)

MASTER OF EDUCATION - EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The JBU Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership is a 33 hour program that leads to an Arkansas building-level administrator’s license. Included in the 33 hour master’s program is a 24 hour building-level administrative licensure only program. All courses are taught in an online format that includes both synchronous and asynchronous meeting times.

This program will provide a solid foundation for licensed educators wanting to become transformational building-level administrators. Using a data-based approach to problem solving, the emphasis will be on developing partnerships with students, faculty, families and the community to support student achievement. Our goal is to develop individuals who are able to address the complex challenges facing today’s schools.

Focus of the JBU M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is the development of effective educational leaders who:

  • are visionary.
  • use data to drive decision making.
  • value collaboration.
  • are good communicators.
  • maintain high ethical standards.

Students must hold a current teaching license and have a minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience to be admitted to the program. Besides course work, students will be required to pass the Praxis Test for School Leaders Assessment for licensure, and present an online portfolio for review at the conclusion of the program.

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Leadership


ED 7033 Christian Foundations in Education

ED 7433 School Law and Ethical Issues
ED 7513 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7523 Parent and Community Relations
ED 7933 Organizational Dynamics and Change
ED 8123 Educational Leadership
ED 8133 Building Learning Communities
ED 8143 School Finance
ED 8243 Supervision and Evaluation
ED 8633 Curriculum Alignment and Assessment
ED 8731 Educational Leadership K-6 Internship
ED 8741 Educational Leadership 7-12 Internship
ED 8751 Educational Leadership Practicum

Note: An Online Portfolio Presentation and the Praxis Test for School Leaders Licensure Assessment #6011 are needed to fulfill the program requirements.

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33

Building-Level Administrative Licensure Option – 24 hours


ED 7433 School Law and Ethical Issues

ED 7523 Parent and Community Relations
ED 7933 Organizational Dynamics and Change
ED 8123 Educational Leadership
ED 8143 School Finance
ED 8243 Supervision and Evaluation
ED 8633 Curriculum Alignment and Assessment
ED 8731 Educational Leadership K-6 Internship
ED 8741 Educational Leadership 7-12 Internship
ED 8751 Educational Leadership Practicum

Note: An Online Portfolio Presentation and the Praxis Test for School Leaders Licensure Assessment #6011 are needed to fulfill this option.

 

MASTER OF EDUCATION – SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

The JBU Master of Education degree in Special Education is a master’s degree program designed form the post-baccalaureate candidate that will prepare students for an Arkansas Special Education K-12 endorsement. Individuals possessing a baccalaureate degree and holding a current teaching license are eligible to make application to enter the program. The 35 credit hour program includes a 23 hour licensure only option.

In additional to all course work, students must pass the Praxis Test for Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications #5354 to be eligible for Special Education K-12 licensure through the Arkansas Department of Education.

Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Special Education


ED 7033 Christian Foundations in Education

ED 7433 School Law and Ethical Issues
ED 7513 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7523 Parent and Community Relations
ED 7623 Special Education Behavior Management/Assessment
ED 7633 Special Education Instructional Strategies
ED 7643 Foundations of Special Education
ED 8133 Building Learning Communities
ED 8323 Teaching Literacy in the SPED Classroom
ED 8343 Programming for Students with Exceptionalities
ED 8363 Characteristics of Students with Exceptionalities
ED 8382 Special Education Practicum K-12

Note: The Praxis Test for Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications #5354 is needed to fulfill the program requirements.

Minimum Semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  35

Special Education K-12 Licensure Option – 23 hours


ED 7433 School Law and Ethical Issues

ED 7623 Special Education Behavior Management/Assessment
ED 7633 Special Education Instructional Strategies
ED 7643 Foundations of Special Education
ED 8323 Teaching Literacy in the SPED Classroom
ED 8343 Programming for Students with Exceptionalities
ED 8363 Characteristics of Students with Exceptionalities
ED 8382 Special Education Practicum K-12

Note: The Praxis Test for Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications #5354 is needed to fulfill the program requirements.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE K-6, 7-12 ENDORSEMENT

The Special Education Resource K-6, 7-12 Endorsement program is a 12 hour program designed for individuals currently holding a standard Arkansas K-6 or 4-8 license, or a standard 7-12 license in a content area of English Language Arts, Mathematics, or Science. This program of study prepares teachers to work with special education students in resource or co-taught classrooms.

Upon completion of the program and passing the Special Education Praxis Exam individuals can add a Special Education Resource K-6 or 7-12 endorsement to their license.

Requirements for the Special Education Resource K-6, 7-12 Endorsement


ED 7613 SpEd 101 Academy
ED 7623 Special Education Behavior Management/Assessment
ED 7633 Special Education Instructional Strategies
ED 7643 Foundations of Special Education

Note: Successful completion of an approved special education foundations course in an undergraduate program could substitute for ED 7643 with advisor approval.

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