MC

Mississippi College

Education Specialist

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership is a 40 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure in school administration or a more in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction that builds on an existing Class AA License in another area of professional education.  Furthermore, there are two tracks in Educational Leadership:

  • Administration
  • Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)

Graduates of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), before they can apply for the Class AAA License in Administration.

The two tracks offer an in-depth review of teaching/learning, technology integration, assessment, statistics, educational diversity, law, public policy, curriculum development, and leadership development. Clinical/practicum-based experiences are integrated with course work, in order to foster problem solving and theoretical application. Students benefit from applied and focused classroom and practicum experiences in the educational arena with all stakeholders.  Similarly, reflective seminars are facilitated by university professors to provide for purposeful collaboration with cohort members.

Requirement Class Name Hours
Core Courses   12
EDU 6519 Teaching & Learning 3
EDU 6520 Basics of Effective Leadership 3
EDU 6521 Organizational School & Community Effectiveness 3
EDU 7501 Advanced Educational Research Applications 3
Field Experiences   1-7
EDU 7525 Educational Leadership Practicum 1-7
Program Anchor I - Effective Leadership for Teaching & Learning   9
Choose any three of the following courses    
EDU 7527 Leadership Models & Applications 3
EDU 7530  Issues & Concepts of Personnel Management 3
EDU 7531 Seminar in Current Educational Leadership Dilemmas 3
EDU 7560 Advanced Curriculum & Development 3
Program Anchor II - Fiscal & Legal Controls for Effective Management of Schools   6
EDU 7540 Basics of School Finance & Fiscal Control of Schools 3
EDU 7541 Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations 3
Program Anchor III - Effective District Level Operations in Support of the School Mission   6

Choose any two of the following courses

   
EDU 7550  Central Office Structures, Roles, & Responsibilities 3
EDU 7551 Roles & Functions of the Superintendency & School Board Relations 3
EDU 7561 Data-Driven Decision-Making 3
EDU 7570 Technology Trends in Curriculum & Instruction 3
Total Hours   40

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education is a 36-42 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure and a more in-depth knowledge about best practices, research, teaching/learning, and curriculum & instructional improvement  in elementary education. This degree builds on an existing Class AA License in elementary education. Problem-solving, research, and writing are integrated with the coursework, in order to foster technology integration, constant reflection, and data-driven assessment.

There is an option for the candidate with a 4-8 alternate route license to add-on the K-6 license. 

Requirement Class Name Hours
Specialist Degree Core Courses   9
EDU 6519 Teaching & Learning 
EDU 7507 Statistical Interpretation in Education & Psychology 
EDU 7541 Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations 
Research   3 
EDU 7501 Advanced Educational Research Applications 3
Elementary Education Core   18
EDU 6503 Teaching Elementary & Junior High Mathematics 3
EDU 6525 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Language Arts 3
EDU 6528 Social Studies Education in the Elementary School 3
EDU 6540 Project-Based Science Curriculum 3
EDU 7502 Seminar in Elementary Education 3
EDU 7503 Instructional Design for the Elementary Classroom 3
Specialist Degree Electives   6
Select two electives from the following    
EDU 6411 Children's Literature/Reading 3
EDU 6425 Advanced Child Development 3
EDU 6438 Teaching Reading in Content Areas 3
EDU 5445 Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Learning Problems 3
EDU 6453 Seminar in Child Development 3
EDU 6465 Organization & Administration of the Preschool 3
EDU 6466 Practicum in the Preschool 3
EDU 6489 Middle Grades Literacy Skills 3
EDU 6506 Classroom Management for Elementary & Secondary Teachers 3
EDU 6510 Teaching Students with Learning Problems in Regular Educations (Elementary) 3
EDU 6520 Basics of Effective Leadership 3
EDU 6522 Current Methodology in Elementary Education 3
EDU 6524 Teaching Skills of Reading & Comprehension 
EDU 6530 Curriculum Studies in Science 
EDU 6542 Technology in Education 3
EDU 6548 Psychology & Education of the Gifted 3
EDU 6549 Materials & Methods for Teaching the Gifted 3
EDU 6554 Tests & Measurement 3
EDU 6560 Curriculum & Program Development in Gifted English 3
EDU 6561 Critical Issues in Gifted Education 3
EDU 7527 Leadership Models & Applications 3
EDU 7530 Issues & Concepts of Personnel Management 3
EDU 7459 Advanced Organizational Procedures for Special Education 3
EDU 7601 Comparative Philosophies of Education 3
EDU 7631 Middle School Science for Teachers 3
EDU 5415 Learning & Behavioral Interventions in the School Setting 3
PSY 6515 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3
Total Hours   36
     
     
     
Requirement Class Name Hours
Specialist Degree Core Courses   9
EDU 6519 Teaching & Learning 
EDU 7507 Statistical Interpretation in Education & Psychology 
EDU 7541 Legal Structures & Legal Issues Pertaining to School Operations 
Research   3 
EDU 7501 Advanced Educational Research Applications 3
Elementary Education Core   18
EDU 6503 Teaching Elementary & Junior High Mathematics 3
EDU 6525 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Language Arts 3
EDU 6528 Social Studies Education in the Elementary School 3
EDU 6540 Project-Based Science Curriculum 3
EDU 7502 Seminar in Elementary Education 3
EDU 7503 Instructional Design for the Elementary Classroom 3
Specialist Degree Electives for MTA Graduates   12
EDU 6438 Teaching Reading in Content Areas 3
EDU 6453 Seminar in Child Development 3
EDU 6489 Middle Grades Literacy Skills 3
EDU 7601 Comparative Philosophies of Education 3
Total Hours   42