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Mississippi College offers a unique educational leadership preparation program at the specialist’s level. Each semester (fall, spring, and summer), a group of carefully selected cohort members begin a six semester program consisting of 40 semester hours. The program is delivered by terminally-degreed faculty who are seasoned practitioners.
The School of Education offers graduate degree programs designed to build upon prior knowledge and build scaffolding to support acquiring more knowledge and understanding. Educational leadership for the 21st century must reflect educational instruction that supports a reflective practitioner, by providing excellent classroom instruction for students to increase in stature, knowledge, and wisdom.
The program is delivered by integrating the six dimensions of leadership:
These dimensions are integrated with research/writing, seminars, practicums, and coursework. Cohort members who complete MS College’s Educational Leadership Program are prepared to provide immediate educational leadership for schools and the entire educational arena.
For more information about Mississippi College’s Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, contact:
Dr. J. Grove Stafford, Program Coordinator
Lowrey Hall 306, 601.925.7389
Dr. C. Melton, Chair
Lowrey Hall 210, 601.925.3478
The Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership is a 40 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure in school administration or a more in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction that builds on an existing Class AA License in another area of professional education. Furthermore, there are two tracks in Educational Leadership:
Graduates of the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership must pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), before they can apply for the Class AAA License in Administration.
The two tracks offer an in-depth review of teaching/learning, technology integration, assessment, statistics, educational diversity, law, public policy, curriculum development, and leadership development. Clinical/practicum-based experiences are integrated with course work, in order to foster problem solving and theoretical application. Students benefit from applied and focused classroom and practicum experiences in the educational arena with all stakeholders. Similarly, reflective seminars are facilitated by university professors to provide for purposeful collaboration with cohort members.
The Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education is a 36-42 semester hour program designed to meet the needs of educational professionals seeking a higher level of licensure and a more in-depth knowledge about best practices, research, teaching/learning, and curriculum & instructional improvement in elementary education. This degree builds on an existing Class AA License in elementary education. Problem-solving, research, and writing are integrated with the coursework, in order to foster technology integration, constant reflection, and data-driven assessment.
There is an option for the candidate with a 4-8 alternate route license to add-on the K-6 license.
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Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.