2018-2019 Catalog

Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership

The Specialist Diploma, available at UND only in Educational Leadership, is designed for students preparing for school administrative positions. This course of study is usually considered to be a terminal program of advanced preparation for professional practice. Upon completion of the Specialist Diploma, a student generally will have completed the requirements for an administrative credential, including those required for the position of school superintendent in North Dakota.

A MINIMUM OF 64 SEMESTER HOURS OF COURSE WORK BEYOND THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE IS REQUIRED FOR THE SPECIALIST DIPLOMA. THE SPECIALIST DIPLOMA MUST INCLUDE APPROXIMATELY 30 CREDITS BEYOND THE MASTER’S DEGREE.

Required Courses in General and Building Level Administration *
EDL 501Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
EDL 503Leadership Analysis and Assessment1-4
EDL 511Effective Administrative Communications3
EDL 513Leading Curriculum and Learning3
EDL 514Supervision and Staff Development3
EDL 515Education Law and Ethics3
EDL 516Education Finance and Policy3
EDL 519
EDL 520
Internship: Curricular and Administrative Leadership
and Middle School Principal Field Study
3
or EDL 521 Elementary Principal Field Study
or EDL 522 Secondary Principal Field Study
EDL 535Administration of Elementary School Curriculum1-3
EDL 536Administration of Middle School Curriculum1-3
EDL 537Administration of Secondary School Curriculum1-3
Required Courses in District Level Administration with a master’s degree in administration **
EDL 523The Educational Plant3
EDL 524Educational Personnel Administration2
EDL 526Business Management in Education2
EDL 527Legal Issues in Education3
EDL 571School Community Relations2
Foundations
EFR 500Introduction to the Foundations of Education3
Select one of the following:3
Psychological Foundations of Education
Issues and Trends in Education
Historical Foundations of Education
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociological Foundations of Education
Multicultural Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Anthropological Foundations of Education
Cognate Area(s)
A minimum of 12 credits (to a maximum of 24 credits) of course work must be in one or two cognate areas outside Educational Leadership and may be outside the field of Education. The cognate area(s) serve to support the area of emphasis.12-24
Research Methods
Select from approved courses that provide the scholarly tools to support research3
Internship
EDL 593Internship in Educational Leadership ***1-8
Independent Study
EDL 997Independent Study4
Total Credits63-91
*

These required courses include practicum in each class.

**

As appropriate, elective courses are selected from one of the following areas to fulfill individual needs and goals in consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee. A minimum of 20 credits of Educational Leadership courses is required. A concentration of 40 credits in the major (including Foundations and Educational Leadership courses and an Independent Study) is required.

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Leadership and General Administration
  • Management of Resources
***

Not required but is often advisable, depending upon student experience and goals.

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