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Education and Human Services - Educational Administrative Specialist: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development (currently not admitting new students) & Education and Human Services - Principal

Admission

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the School of Graduate Studies (these requirements can be reviewed at this Web site http://www.wright.edu/academics/catalog/grad/admissions/), candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Admission Standards).

All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed. Students are not guaranteed a master’s degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.

Admission to the College of Education and Human Services is based on the candidate’s written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, and letters of reference.

Technology Policy
For admission to the college, all College of Education and Human Services students, graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time, will be expected to certify that they own or have access to a computer and the Internet.

In order to meet the mission of the college “…to prepare professionals to meet the educational and human services needs of a diverse, democratic society,” it is necessary for our students to play an active role in the technological environment the college and Wright State University are creating to assist in the completion of this mission. An increasing number of classes and options will become available to students using a variety of distributed learning formats; library resources are available in a growing number of full-text formats, and global connections via telecommunications will be part of daily operations. Students preparing to become professionals in education and human service areas must demonstrate appropriate and effective skills and knowledge in technological aspects of their work.

Currently, minimum equipment requirements recommended by Wright State University’s Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) are Macintosh: G4 800mHz or greater, RAM: 512 mb, or Windows PC: 1gHz or greater; MacOS X 10.4 or Windows XP. Please check the following Web Site http://www.wright.edu/cats/purchase/pcguidelines.html for current information about minimum equipment requirements.

The college supports Macintosh computers in faculty and staff offices and maintains a computer lab. Wright State University has purchased a site license for most Microsoft software (see the Web page for Wright State’s Computing and Telecommunications Services, http://www.wright.edu/cats/ for details).

Admission Standards
Admission into regular status requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, but with a 3.0 or better for the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. Admission into this status also requires approval by a degree program.

Candidates with a grade point average of less than 2.3 on a 4.0 grading system are not ordinarily admitted to graduate school. A petition process is available to formally request admissions not having met an admission standard. Candidates for admission to certain programs in the Departments of Educational Leadership and must meet additional requirements, which include letters of reference, a personal interview.

Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Educational Leadership master’s degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher (graduate level GPA must be 3.0 or higher.)

Provisional
Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student was admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

Conditional
Students who have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, or who have an average between 2.3 and 2.5 with 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work, may be granted conditional admission.

Regular admission to the College of Education and Human Services is granted after successful completion of 12 hours of course work with a grade of B or better in each course.

Licensure Candidate
Students who wish to complete licensure requirements at the graduate level but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree may be admitted as licensure candidates with the permission of the department in which the programs are housed. Persons pursuing an administrative specialist or principal license are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed Praxis II exam for their intended area of licensure.

Nondegree Status
Persons who have a bachelor’s degree may enroll in nondegree status for graduate courses without being admitted to a graduate program. If you wish to enroll in a degree program, only 50 percent of such credits may be applied to a degree program if they are appropriate, with the exception of the Department of Human Services, which only allows 12 hours of nondegree credit to be applied to one of its degree programs.

Faculty

Professors
Gregory R. Bernhardt (dean), education, counselor education

Associate Professors
Thomas Diamantes, educational leadership
Jill Lindsey, Educational Leadership
June A. Ovington (chair), educational leadership
Timothy Rafferty, educational leadership
Doug Roby, educational leadership

Assistant Professors
Kathy Adams, educational leadership
Roger Carlsen, educational leadership
Stephanie Davis, educational leadership/workforce education
Grant Hambright, educational leadership

Lecturers
Glenn Graham, educational leadership
Marguerite Veres, educational leadership

Course of Study

(This program leads to the Educational Administrative Specialist: Curriculum/Instruction: Professional Development license.)
Core Courses (any sequence) 12

EDL 712 Applied Psychological Learning Theory 4
EDL 713 Philosophical and Curricular Foundations 4
EDL 751 Statistics and Research for Education 4
Leadership Courses 36

EDL 771 Educational Leadership Behavior 4
EDL 773 Curriculum Development for School Leaders 4
EDL 774 Analysis of Instruction for School Leaders 4
EDL 775 Instructional Management and Evaluation for School Leaders 4
EDL 776 Supervision of Instruction and Personnel 4
EDL 780 Ethics and Politics in Education 4
EDL 782 School Law 4
EDL 790 Practicum in Instructional Leadership 4
EDL 792 Professional Development and Change: From Theory to Practice 4
Total 48
After satisfactory completion of the above requirements, students will be awarded a master's degree in Educational Leadership.
Courses Required for Completion of Licensure Requirements after Master's Degree 8

EDT 895 Administration and Supervision of Educational Technology 4
EDT 781 School Finance 4
Total Principal Licensure 56
Educational Leadership: Principalship (This program leads to the Principal Ages 312 and 821 license) Major # 294
Core Courses 12

EDL 713 Applied Psychological Learning Theory 4
EDL 751 Statistics and Research for Education 4
Leadership Courses 36

EDL 757 Student Assessment 4
EDL 771 Educational Leadership Behavior 4
EDL 773 Curriculum Development for School Leaders 4
EDL 775 Instructional Management and Evaluation for School Leaders 4
EDL 776 Supervision of Instruction and Personnel 4
EDL 780 Ethics and Politics in Education 4
EDL 781 School Finance and Economics4
EDL 782 School Law 4
EDL 790 Practicum in Supervision 4
EDT 895 Administrative Support of Technology 4
Total 48

After satisfactory completion of the above requirements, students will be awarded a master's degree.
Courses Required for Completion of Principal Licensure after Master's Degree 20

EDL 871 Management of the School 4
EDL 872 Staff Personnel Administration 4
EDL 873 Pupil Personnel Services Administration 4
EDL 874 School Business Management 4
EDL 890 Practicum in School Administration 4 (equivalent of six months during principal program)
Total for Principal Licensure Program 68


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