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COUNSELING, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (CLES)

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Overview

WSU’s innovative Master's Degree in Educational Leadership is designed using cohort groups. You begin your program with a cohort who becomes your "learning family" for the next two years. No longer will you attend a set of loosely-related classes which may not seem pertinent to what you do daily as an administrator in "the real world". In this program, you begin work "in the real world" from your very first meeting. From the beginning, you will be working with your mentor (usually your building principal) in assessing your own strengths and weaknesses, and identifying strengths and weaknesses in your school. You will capitalize on these strengths and build on the weaknesses-individually and organizationally-throughout your program.

Students who complete this program and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment are eligible for Building Leadership endorsement from KSDE.


Degree Programs

WIchita State University offers two degress programs in Educational Leadership:

Master's in Educational Leadership (33 credit hour program)

WSU’s innovative Master's Degree in Educational Leadership is designed using cohort groups. You begin your program with a cohort who becomes your "learning family" for the next two years. No longer will you attend a set of loosely-related classes which may not seem pertinent to what you do daily as an administrator in "the real world". In this program, you begin work "in the real world" from your very first meeting. From the beginning, you will be working with your mentor (usually your building principal) in assessing your own strengths and weaknesses, and identifying strengths and weaknesses in your school. You will capitalize on these strengths and build on the weaknesses-individually and organizationally-throughout your program.

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (55 credit hour program)

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is an innovative program premised on the belief that theory and practice must be combined in a "hands-on" learning environment that focuses on "learning by doing." This degree program is intended for practicing professionals in K-12 and higher education institutions who wish to further develop and enhance their leadership capacity. Rather than the typical lecture classroom, seminars are held in a setting where faculty and students meet as equals and share ideas and presentations.

 


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