Concentration In Educational Leadership and Management

Program Description

The Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) is a unique interdisciplinary graduate program available through the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Hays State University. the concentration in Educational Leadership and Management is one of the several concentrations in the MLS program.

The MLS concentration in Educational Leadership and Management has three areas of focus. Each area of focus includes the regular 10-hour core of the MLS program, 18 hours from the College of Education and Technology, a three-hour culminating experience, and comprehensive exams. Neither this concentration, nor any of the three areas of focus, leads to licensure in the state of Kansas. This concentration is directed toward the non-traditional student seeking either career enhancement or life enrichment through graduate liberal study. This concentration will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and competencies that, while not vocational in nature, will help prepare them for the evolving workplace of the 21st century and will help enhance their abilities to learn throughout their lives.

Program Curriculum

The MLS degree program consists of a minimum of 31 hours of graduate work. All three areas of focus in the MLS concentration in Educational Leadership and Management will include the ten-hour core of the MLS program:

  • IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (1 hour)
  • IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective (3 hours)
  • IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society (3 hours)
  • IDS 804 Information Literacy (3 hours)

Each of the three areas of focus contains 18 hours of courses selected for that particular area of focus. Each of the three areas of focus also includes a three-hour culminating experience and comprehensive exams.

FIRST FOCUS: Instructional Concentration, the 18-hour curriculum:

  • MIT 805 Instructional Technology Theory and Practice (3 hours)
  • AEP 867 Instructional Design and Assessment (3 hours)
  • AEP 855 Educational Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 856 School-Community Relations (3 hours)
  • AEP 859 Curriculum Planning and Evaluation (PK-12) (3 hours)
  • AEP 858 Data Analysis and Assessment (3 hours)

SECOND FOCUS: Administration Concentration, the 18-hour curriculum:

  • AEP 800 Utilization of Technology in Classrooms (3 hours)
  • EDL 851 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel (3 hours)
  • AEP 855 Educational Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 856 School-Community Relations (3 hours)
  • AEP 859 Curriculum Planning and Evaluation (PK-12) (3 hours)
  • AEP 858 Data Analysis and Assessment (3 hours)

THIRD FOCUS: Technology Concentration, the 18-hour curriculum:

  • AEP 800 Utilization of Technology in Classrooms (3 hours)
  • MIT 805 Instructional Technology Theory and Practice (3 hours)
  • MIT 812 Multimedia Applications (3 hours)
  • MIT 822 Hypermedia/Hypertext Applications (3 hours)
  • AEP 855 Educational Leadership (3 hours)
  • EDL 856 School-Community Relations (3 hours)

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE:

  • AEP 873 Problems in Education: Culminating Experience

Program Contact

Contact us to see if this Master of Liberal Studies concentration could be right for you. You can also speak to Dr. Regi Wieland, Department of Advanced Education Programs, at (785) 628-5849. Once you have been admitted to the MLS concentration in Educational Leadership and Management, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.

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