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The Department of Educational Leadership offers three degree programs and two licensure-only programs to prepare individuals for positions as educational leaders. The degree programs include the Master of School Administration (MSA); Educational Specialist (EdS); and Doctor of Education (EdD). The North Carolina licensure only programs include the Principal License and the Supervision License.

The Master of School Administration (MSA) degree is designed to prepare individuals to become school leaders. Program studies are aligned with the North Carolina School Executive (NCSE) standards and include strategic planning, problem solving, instructional leadership, managerial leadership, political analysis, organizational theory and development, and leadership skill application.

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in educational administration and supervision is a sixth-year post master's degree which requires a minimum of 38 semester hours and is designed to prepare individuals for senior level leadership positions in education. Program studies are adapted for the challenges of unique school district roles such as personnel administrator, curriculum supervisor, and directors of special program areas.

Upon completion of the program, individuals are eligible to upgrade previously held licenses. Individuals holding administration license (North Carolina principal license 012, class P) are eligible for administrator II license (North Carolina principal license 012, class AP) and superintendent license (North Carolina superintendent license 011, class AS). Individuals holding supervision license (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist level 2 113, class S) are eligible for curriculum-instructional specialist II license (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist 113, class AS).

This program is delivered completely online in a cohort model.

The Doctor in Education (EdD) degree in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare administrators for senior level leadership positions in public schools or in higher education. This advanced level of preparation fosters the development of skills and abilities for individuals to resolve educational issues and problems. Program studies include leadership theory, human resource development, organizational theory, policy analysis, planning studies, curriculum and instructional leadership, and political systems analysis.

Candidates seeking the EdD with a focus on public school administration must hold Level I licensure in administration or supervision. Upon completion of the program, individuals are eligible to upgrade previously held licenses.

 The Department of Educational Leadership offers 2 Licensure Only Programs in Educational Leadership.

North Carolina Principal Licensure Only

The Principal Licensure Only program is designed to prepare individuals to become school leaders. Program studies include strategic planning, problem solving, instructional leadership, managerial leadership, political analysis, organizational theory and development, and leadership skill application.

North Carolina Supervision Licensure Only

The Supervision Licensure Only program is designed to prepare individuals to become instructional school leaders. Program studies include teacher leadership, law, policy, and politics in education, instructional leadership, and communication with home, school, and community.

 There are several Fellowships and Scholarships available only to LEED students. Take a look at the LEED Scholarships page for complete information.

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Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate

On: 21 Nov 2014 14:01
Junior 2 Teaching Interns and Principal Fellows MSA Students Collaborate Something new and exciting is happening this semester in the COE that you might miss if you are not currently a Junior 2 intern or a Principal Fellow. The two programs are collaborating for the benefit of both student sets, and the process has been […]

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The Swivl is here.

On: 18 Nov 2014 13:00
What is the Swivl?  Swivl is a camera dock with a twist.  Instead of holding your camera still, the Swivl will follow you around the room, tracking you as you move around on stage or in front of an audience.  This device follows the paired mic wherever it goes.  It is compatible with Android and […]

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ICYMI – Co-Teaching, “A New Model for Student Teaching.”

On: 31 Oct 2014 12:00
The fall 2013 issue of ECU’s East magazine featured the Co-Teaching initiative in the ECU College of Education as an exciting and innovative new practice, “A New Model for Student Teaching.” Co-Teaching provides a comprehensive and rigorous experience for interns and enhances the quality of learning for P12 students. The Co-Teaching partnership enables clinical teachers […]

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Starfish

On: 28 Oct 2014 12:00
Starfish is an early-alert retention tool that works through Blackboard to support student academic success at ECU. Through Starfish, faculty can inform students of their academic performance within a course and connect students to appropriate support resources. Starfish’s goal is to catch students before it’s too late and offer academic assistance Starfish has the capabilities […]

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LEED Students, Alumni featured at NC Community College System Conference

On: 16 Oct 2014 15:45
Doctoral students and alumni of the EdD program in educational leadership, higher education concentration were featured throughout the North Carolina Community College System Conference, October 12th-14th. Presentations included the following: Beyond Silos: Working Together to Develop a Comprehensive Student Success Agenda, Levy Brown (with Kelley Evans, John Gray, Robert Rogan, & Sharon Thompson), The Use […]

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