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Educational Leadership

Building -Level Licensure


Building-Level Licensure

Admission Requirements
The candidate to the licensure program must have:
• a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 overall gpa
• official transcripts of all University work
• a valid teacher license
• an autobiographical data form
• three letters of reference attesting to leadership potential
• evidence of three years teaching experience at a level appropriate to the individual’s program emphasis

Degree Plan/Program of Study

The program of study includes the following required courses that constitute the standards associated with the body of knowledge and the application of appropriate skills and disposition to be a successful school administrator.

MEd Required Coursework

Educational Administration (18 hours)
____EDAS 7300 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
____EDAS 7301 Administration & Assessment of Curricular Programs 3
____EDAS 7302 School Finance and Human Resource Allocation 3
____EDAS 7303 Education Law and Ethics 3
____EDAS 7304 Supervision of Learning Services 3
____EDAS 7305 The Principalship 3
____Building Level Internship (6 hours)
____EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (First Semester) 3
____EDAS 7380 Administrative Internship (Second Semester) 3

Graduation Requirements
Requirements for licensure include a minimum of 24 hours. The applicant may transfer up to twelve hours of comparable graduate administration courses taken within five years of program admittance at a regionally accredited institution. The culminating experience is the candidate’s portfolio presentation to program faculty and an outside administrator or practitioner. *Candidates must upload major assessments into a Chalk & Wire electronic portfolio

Co-requisite: Exceptional Child Course: SPED 7301 Foundations of Special Education

Arkansas Principal Licensure

The School Leader Licensure Assessment (SLLA) must be taken by all candidates seeking principal licensure and/or school district director or supervisor. The exam must be taken during the last semester of the candidate’s program of study. A candidate must attain a score of at least 158 to apply for the Arkansas Principal or Curriculum/ Program Administrator license. A candidate not meeting this score has up to three years from the date of program completion to ob- tain the required score. The candidate must have completed four years of teaching to qualify for initial license.

Updated 9.1.2009