The MA in Leadership with concentration in P-12 Education, Principal License, and Director of Special Education License programs have been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology. These programs satisfy accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).
As an active participant in these programs you will develop as a leader through an expanded self-knowledge and worldview. You will develop school management competencies and leadership strategies. You will learn how to guide an educational team as they integrate recommendations from research with an assessment of the needs of a school community and create a plan for student success. You will explore the political and social implications of schooling and the educational requirements of a diverse, democratic, multicultural society. You will discover how technology can be utilized to enhance management and communication. You will acquire the confidence necessary to ignite and inspire others.
Warren Bennis has written that the primary goal of leadership is the creation of a human community held together by a common purpose. True leaders, he said, demonstrate a balance of competence, virtue, and vision. It is our mission to guide you in developing all three.
Please review the degree plan for the discipline you are interested for course requirements.
|MA in Leadership Program Plan-30 Credit Hours|
|Principal License Program Plan-27 Credit Hours|
|Principal License (+ SPED Director License) Program Plan-27 Credit Hours|
|MA+Principal License(+ SPED Director)Program Plan-36 Credit Hours|
All programs listed above are available fully online. The online program is designed to:
Application for admission to the MA in Leadership with concentration in P-12 Education, Principal License and Director of Special Education License programs begin with completion of the online Graduate application found at: www.uccs.edu/~apply The online application and all additional materials mentioned below must be completed and uploaded into your application.
1) Within the online application, you will need to:
All applicants must submit a copy of their background check with their application. This is required because many school and clinical practicum and internship sites require the background check prior to accepting a student for field work. General Background Check for Admission All College of Education applicants must complete a general background check as part of the admissions requirements:
2) Official transcripts: Domestic students: Your final step will be to have one official transcript of all academic work ever completed to date, sent directly to the: Office of Admissions & Records University of Colorado Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733
*Additional items of note for International applicants:
To be eligible for a Principal License from the Colorado Department of Education, candidates must:
To be eligible for the Director of Special Education License from the Colorado Department of Education, candidates must:
For information regarding the Colorado State PLACE licensing exam, contact the Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators.
PLACE booklets are on reserve at the Kraemer Family Library.
UCCS College of Education is committed to offering programs that meet strict accreditation standards.
Students are expected to adhere to the highest codes of personal and professional ethics, as set forth by the Honor Code of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, which appears each semester in the Schedule of Classes. Students who do not meet these standards may be dismissed from the Graduate School by the Graduate Dean upon recommendation of the chair of the Department of Leadership, Research, and Foundations (LRF).
For a complete listing of course rotation, both campus-based and online-based, view the MA in Leadership Plus Principal License Planning Schedule.