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Education and Human Services - Educational Leadership: Leadership Development

Introduction

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSLD) program addresses the principles of individual-based leader development within the discipline of leadership, focussing on processes that build the capacity of groups. The major goal of the program is to prepare candidates capable of applying knowledge, critical analysis, improvement strategies, and research to common challenges encountered in business, community, educational and nonprofit organizations. This program focuses on meeeting students' varying needs through relevant content and innovative, real-worl experiences maximizing their opportunities for both personal and organizational transformation. The curriculum includes integrated hands-on experiences to factilitate the mastery and application of key leadership competencies.

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 this degree who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT).

All students considering graduate-level courses in education and human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality expectations from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed and possess strong analytical skills. 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 and interview.

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.

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.

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.

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 are accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of one-half (50 percent) of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in nondegree status.

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, leadership 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.

Minimum equipment requirements are recommended by Wright State University’s Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS). 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).

Faculty

Associate Professors
Scott Graham, organizational leadership
Jill L. Lindsey (chair) organizational leadership

Assistant Professor
Mindy McNutt, organizational leadership

Lecturer
Brenda Kraner, organizational leadership

Course of Study

Educational Leadership: Leadership Development

Master's Degree Coursework 48
LDR 701 Theories of Organizing, Leading and Change 4
LDR 710 Developing Interpersonal Competencies 4
LDR 705 Moral Leadership: Ethics, Social Justice, and Authenticity 4
LDR 707 Teaming, Communication, and Collaboration in a Global Society 4
LDR 703 Building Leadership Capacity 4
LDR 709 Organizational Intentionally and Sustainability 4
LDR 720 Emerging Issues in Leadership 4
LDR 730 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Research 4
LDR 740 Reviewing Leadership Literature 4
LDR 750 Research Design 4
LDR 760 Research Project OR

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LDR 999 Thesis 8

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