- Admission Requirements
- Master of Science (Higher Education) Degree Requirements
- Master of Education (PK-12) Degree Requirements
- Admission Requirements
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (Higher Education)
- Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education (PK-12)
The first annual Professional Capital--Leadership for the Transformation of Teaching in Every School Symposium will be held April 24-25 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
The Department of Educational Leadership prides itself on being a leader in the field with an internationally recognized academic program that combines theory and practice to provide a scholar-practitioner educational model. Our innovative and responsive curriculum fosters intellectual vitality and facilitates the development of our world-class students and faculty.
The academic experience is designed to provide our students with an understanding of basic concepts and advanced knowledge of educational leadership. The academic offerings apply to leadership positions in the elementary, middle, secondary, and higher education levels as well as for the non-profit sector.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers five degree options: M.Ed., M.S., Specialist Diploma, Ed.D., and Ph.D. Approximately 150 students are enrolled in the department with varied backgrounds and experiences to enhance the peer learning and engage forward thinking.
The alumni of our department serve as testaments to educational success to our scholar-practitioner model and our educational excellence.
The Department of Educational Leadership serves educational communities by preparing ethical and socially conscious leaders with knowledge, vision and skills; conducting research; and providing service.
The following four goals apply to all areas of emphasis within the program K-12 education and higher education:
- Goal 1: The student will demonstrate knowledge of how personal educational practice guides and supports the learning of others.
- Goal 2: The student will demonstrate the ability to apply research and research methods relevant to the field of study.
- Goal 3: The student will demonstrate knowledge and application of educational practices related to the foundations (personal, historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, psychological, and/multicultural) for learning and teaching.
- Goal 4: The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills in understanding ways of engaging learners in the active construction of knowledge relevant to the advanced discipline of study.