Course Descriptions and Sequence

Earn your Masters in Educational Leadership at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany or Tulsa Oklahoma.


Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Course Descriptions



ED 6003 Leadership (3) - To develop an understanding of the concept of leadership. Such concepts include the ability to guide individuals and groups, decision making, interpersonal skills, organizational ability and communication.

ED 6153 Educational Research (3) - The application of principals, methods, and techniques of research in education. Includes interpretation, evaluation, and use of research as well as an introduction to techniques of reporting research.

ED 6023 Evaluation Curriculum/Instruction (3) - Curriculum planning which anticipates occupational trends and how that curriculum may respond to students' lifelong learning needs is studied. Focus will also be on the evaluation of curriculum and instruction programs in the local schools.

ED 6033 Human Resource Management (3) - The course centers on human relations and adjustment in the school environment. Problems such as evaluation, interpersonal relationships, and employee motivation will be covered.

ED 6043 School Law (3) - An understanding of the legal responsibilities of the school administrator and procedure and policy implementation that meets legal requirements will be covered in this course. The candidate will develop an understanding of the public and private legal issues surrounding education today.

ED 6053 School Finance (3) - This class will develop an understanding of local, state, and federal finance as it relates to the school. Particular attention will be paid to budgets and tax bases.

ED 6063 Long Range Planning (3) - Reviews the nature of long range planning including development and implementation of a vision statement. Focus will be on the needs of the local schools in all areas including staffing, technology, facilities, and student support.

ED 6073 Historical/Contemporary Schooling (3) - The development of education in the United States both historically and in contemporary society. The forces that are setting the current educational agenda will be studied.

ED 6083 School/Community Relations (3) - Develop an understanding of the needs and responsibilities of the public and private sectors as they relate to education. Study will center on skills for building community support for district priorities and policies.

ED 6093 Sociology Cultures/Communities/Schools (3) - Candidates will develop an understanding of the diversity that exists in the local community and how the school should respond. Discussion will also center on promoting the value of local school/community cultures.

ED 6106 School Site Internship (6)- Internship experience is designed to familiarize the candidate with the practical aspects of programs they will be involved in during their professional career. Specific emphasis will be placed on school finance, legal aspects, facilities and personnel. All placements are made cooperatively between the candidate and the university internship placement committee. Internship placement may begin anytime after completing ED 6063.

Candidates will complete assignment in cooperation with site-based mentor and the university internship placement committee.