Overall Requirements for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
- 33-36 credit hours distributed among courses, summer seminars, independent study, action research, and internship
- 15 of the 33-36 credits comprise the core curriculum, with the remainder making up the students individual concentration
- Action research project
- Leadership portfolio, which marks the final requirement of the program (portfolios are presented at each student's culminating Master's oral examination)
Core Courses (15 credits)
EDLP 300: Leading Learning Organizations
EDLP 310: Effecting and Managing Change
EDLP 320: Collaborative Consultation
EDFS 355: Applied Data Analysis for Decision Making or
EDFS 209: Intro to Research
EDFS 380: Inequality in Education
EDLP 390: Internship
Possible Elective Courses (15 credits)
EDFS 209: Introduction to Research
EDLP 333: Education Finance and Policy
EDLP 335: Staff Evaluation and Development
EDLP 336: Curriculum Management
EDLP 338: School and Community
EDLP 355: Applied Data Analysis for Decision Making
EDLP 350: Survey Research Methods
EDLP 365: Policy to Practice
EDLP 392: Independent Study
Transfer Courses (up to 9 credits)
Students petition to their program advisor for approval of all transfer credits. All transfer credits must abide by Graduate College requirements. A copy of the transfer policy is in the Student Handbook.
Students consult with their advisor and individual program faculty to develop the Independent Study. Proposals must be submitted one semester ahead of starting the Independent Study course, and Independent Study forms must be on file before registering for credits. Guidelines for proposal development are in the Student Handbook.
Internship proposals are due the semester prior to starting. General guidelines for the proposal are listed in the handbook and should be discussed with your advisor.
The internship is a field-study opportunity to engage in the application of and reflection about theory to the “real world” of educational/human services leadership. Through supervised experiences in a professional setting, the intern engages in the practical application of theory and knowledge gained through the formal program. The internship is a culminating experience providing an opportunity to demonstrate and document the application of leadership knowledge and skills in the professional environment.
In addition, the internship enhances and expands upon competencies in several areas of study. Integrated within the internship is the opportunity to develop expertise in attaining academic, professional, and personal goals. Students are actively involved in the designing, participating, and reflecting upon internship experiences.
All intern candidates will develop a portfolio that serves as a professional file for documenting one’s learning and growth during the internship.
Applications for the Master's program can be downloaded from the UVM Graduate College website. The application includes a statement of purpose, three letters of reference, and copies of all official transcripts. The application deadline is May 15 for the Fall semester, and November 15 for the Spring semester.