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Frostburg State University’s Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership prepares active educators to take an entry-level administrative or supervisory role in a school or district educational environment. The program gives masters students a broad view that encompasses every aspect of the school administrator’s role, from managing human resources and school-community relations to understanding curricular trends, public school financing, facilities operations and legal considerations. The program is intended to lead to advanced certification.
Educational Organization and Leadership – Responsibilities, philosophies and techniques of the principal; student activities and supporting services; necessary technical skills; reading in the field; professional organizations; research literature and ethics in administration. Theories and concepts; societal forces that affect educational administration; administrative process and division of responsibility; organizational variables; the administrator as an individual and leader; and professional organizations.
School Law – Study the legal bases of education, including hiring and dismissal of personnel, tenure, contractual rights and relationships, staff liability and rights of staff and clients.
Supervision and Human Resources – Nature and scope of educational supervision, including human relations skills, technical skills, social systems as they relate to educational supervision, and, the intersection of evaluation and human resources, professional organizations, literature and ethics, evaluation case studies, compensation and collective bargaining and the ways in which strategic planning impacts the conduct of the human resources functions at the building level.
Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Master of Education - Educational Leadership program requirements (PDF).
Also see: FSU’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership - Ed.D.
Career Outlook for Principals and Educational Supervisors:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates career growth of 6 percent for school administrators through 2022. If school enrollments increase, this job projection will increase accordingly. Between 2012 and 2022, the 6 percent increase represents approximately 13,100 new leadership positions that will be available throughout the United States. For more information on career growth, pay and work environment, visit www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htm (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook - Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals).
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