The MA in Educational Leadership with concentration in P-12 Education and the Principal Licensure programs has 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. The program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC).
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 see the degree plan for the discipline you are interested for course requirements.
|Degree/Credit Hours||Degree Plan|
|Master of Arts in Leadership P-12 Only
(no licensure)-30 Credit Hours
|Principal Licensure Only-33 Credit Hours|
|Master of Arts in Leadership and Principal Licensure-42 Credit Hours|
All programs listed above are available fully online. The online program is designed to:
To be eligible for licensure, 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. All the UCCS College of Education programs are fully accredited and carry the same accreditation for our online programs.
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 Licensure Planning Form.