Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education for any other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/admission (also http://www.uni.edu/coe/departments/educational-leadership-counseling-postsecondary-education/educational-leadership).
The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.
This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 43 semester hours is required on the thesis option; a minimum of 37 hours is required on the non-thesis option. A minimum of 32 hours of 200/6000-level course work, including 6 hours of 270:299, is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 32 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option.
Successful completion of a final oral comprehensive examination is required for the thesis option. The student must complete the usual degree and licensure/endorsement requirements and must complete a minimum of one year of successful teaching appropriate to the major prior to graduation. For endorsement the student must have three years of teaching experience at either the elementary or secondary level. This program is offered to cohort groups of 20-25 students on and off campus over the ICN, through the Web, and in face-to-face instructional sessions. This program will require the student to participate within the cohort group in Urban Education Network (UEN) for a period of two or three years. New cohort groups start each year at the beginning of the fall semester.
Required program courses:
Special Education: 220:260.....3 hours
Measurement and Research: 250:205.....3 hours
Additional educational leadership courses:
Non-thesis option.....37 hours
Research: 270:299.....6 hours
Thesis option.....43 hours