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2011-12
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Education and Human Services - Leadership Studies: Principalship (License - Grades PK-6, Grades 4-9, Grades 5-12)

Admission

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).

Tk20
In order for an Ohio college or university to prepare educators for licensure by the Ohio Department of Education, we must demonstrate that we meet the standards of the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). Programs that meet NCATE standards are approved to prepare educators to hold licenses in Ohio. NCATE standards require that all programs that lead to an educator license (including administrators, teachers, school counselors, etc.) must document how our programs prepare our candidates successfully to meet the challenges of today’s schools. This documentation must be uniform and systematic across all programs and licensure areas that the college offers. In addition, the college must show how faculty, staff and school partners utilize this information systematically to continuously improve our programs over time.

Since 2006 the college has utilized a data management system called Tk20 to collect key assessments to document the achievements of our candidates and programs. In order to do this, it is necessary for our faculty to ask students to submit certain assignments electronically. There is a one-time student fee of $100 to register for the Tk20 system. This system will be available to you and your professors for a period of seven years.

Admission Standards
This licensure program is available to candidates who have completed the M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Teacher leader program. In addition, students must meet requirements for admission established by the Graduate School.

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(s) 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. Students in nondegree status are not considered candidates in a program.

Faculty

Professor
Thomas Diamantes, educational leadership
Doug Roby, educational leadership

Associate Professors
Grant Hambright, leadership studies
Jill Lindsey (chair) leadership studies
Suzanne Franco, leadership studies

Assistant Professors
Yoko Miura, leadership studies

Senior Lecturer
Margueite Veres, educational technology

Course of Study


Principal Courses Licensure after Master's degree (C&I: Teacher Leader) 26
EDL 991 Advanced Semimar in Educational Leadership 4
EDL 995 Advanced Institute for Educational Leadership 4
EDL 871 Management of a School 4
EDL 872 Staff Personnel Administration 4
EDL 873 Pupil Personnel Administration 4
EDL 874 School Business Management 4
EDL 870 Internship I: Principal* 4

EDL 890 Internship II: Principal*

4
(*equivalent of six months during the principal program) 4
Total for Principal Licensure program (with C&I: Teacher Leader) 74

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