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Master of Science (Education, Building Level Administration, Curriculum and Instruction)

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. ED)

The Master of Science in Education (M. S. ED) program is for the student wishing to continue their professional education.  The M. S. ED program is designed for potential candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree, who are seeking to get into the field of education at a post-secondary level.

M.S. – Education (Program of Study - 33 credit hours)

Course                                         Title                                                                               Hour(s)

CI615                                          Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation                    3

CI 635                                          Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction          3

EDUC 576                                    School Finance                                                                 3

EDUC 610                                    Culturally Responsive Instruction                                     3

EDUC612                                     Facility Planning                                                               3

EDUC 630                                    Master's Thesis I                                                              3

EDUC 631*                                   Master's Thesis II                                                             3

EDUC 632                                    Master's Thesis Continuation      (if needed)                   1

EDUC 676                                    Curriculum Leadership & Design                                     3

EDUC 685                                    Supervision of Instruction                                                3

EDUC695                                     Legal Issues in Education                                               3

CES 650                                      Supervision of School Counselors                                   3

*  Key Assessment Course   

The Master of Science (M.S. ED) Building-Level Administrator

The Master of Science (M.S. ED) Building-Level Administrator program is designed for the teacher wishing to continue their professional education.  The Building Level Administrator license program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field, who are seeking advanced study and administrative licensure.  It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional knowledge, dispositions, and performances outside their content area.

To obtain State of Indiana – Building Level Administration License:

  • Hold a Proficient Practitioner or Accomplished Practitioner license.
  • Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment test. Go to http://www.in.nesinc.com/ for more information.
  • Complete an approved program in Building Level Administration.
  • Complete the required CPR/AED/Heimlich training
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate.

M.S. – Building Level Administration Program of Study (36 credit hours)

Course                            Title                                                                                          Hour(s)

EDUC 553*                     Principalship                                                                               3

EDUC 576                      School Finance                                                                           3

EDUC610                       Culturally Responsive Instruction to the 21st Century                3

EDUC612                       Facility Planning                                                                          3

EDUC630                       Master's Thesis I                                                                         3

EDUC631*                      Master's Thesis II                                                                       3

EDUC632                       Master's Thesis Continuation  (if needed)                                  1

EDUC678*                     Curriculum & Assessment Leadership                                        3

EDUC685                       Supervision of Instruction & Personnel                                       3

EDUC695                       Legal Issues in Education                                                           3

EDUC698*                      Internship I                                                                                  3

EDUC699*                      Internship II                                                                                 3

CES 650                         Supervision of School Counselors                                              3

* Key Assessment Course

Building Level Administration Licensure Only Program of Study (18 credit hours)

Course                            Title                                                                                          Hour(s)

EDUC 553*                     Principalship                                                                               3

EDUC678*                     Curriculum & Assessment Leadership                                        3

EDUC685                       Supervision of Instruction & Personnel                                       3

EDUC695                       Legal Issues in Education                                                           3

EDUC698*                      Internship I                                                                                  3

EDUC699*                      Internship II                                                                                 3

CES 650                         Supervision of School Counselors                                              3

* Key Assessment Course

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction in the Content Area program of study is designed for potential candidates who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field.  It is intended to be a professionalizing model for practicing teachers wishing to advance their careers, as well as, those aspiring to teach at the college level.  This program does not lead to licensure.

Program of Study: M.S. – Curriculum & Instruction

33 Hours

Course                                         Title                                                                               Hour(s)

CI615                                           Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation                   3

CI635                                           Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction         3

CI676                                            Curriculum Design & Development                                 3

CI677                                            Universal Teaching Methods                                          3

CI680                                            Assessment of Curriculum & Curriculum                        3

EDUC610                                     Culturally Responsive Instruction                                    3

EDUC630                                      Research Methods                                                         3

EDUC 631                                     Master's Thesis                                                              3

EDUC632                                      Master's Thesis Continuation                                         1

EDUC685                                      Supervision of Instruction & Personnel                           3

EDUC695                                      Legal Issues in Education                                               3

CES650                                         Supervision of Counseling                                              3

*  Key Assessment Course     

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a  grade point average of 2.75 or better (based on a 4.0 grading system)
  2. Two (2) character references from persons able to attest to the applicant’s suitability as a prospective graduate student
  3. Copy of valid teaching license
  4. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s building principal or superintendent including documentation/description of a record of a minimum of two (2) years of successful teaching in education
  5. Current resume reflecting work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, community service and other relevant information relating to the applicant’s leadership background
  6. Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study
  7. Completed application
  8. Writing sample is evaluated on the following criteria:  Content, Reflection, Organization, Citations, and Professionalism.  Sample specifics APA format:  1 ½ - 2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font, and 1” margins.

Return the completed portfolio to:

Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 N Lucretia, Oakland City, IN  47660

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