2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Administrators’ Licensure: District Level Leadership

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Licensure Requirements — 21 Credits

The Administrator Licensure Program in the Program of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies provides opportunities for candidates to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for the day-to-day demands of the administrative positions that provide leadership for family-school-community efforts to improve education. The program not only provides opportunities for students to develop an in-depth understanding of district office roles and responsibilities, but also develops a breadth of understanding of leadership, policy development, local school governance, and contemporary educational issues.

Entering students who already possess a master's degree in Educational Leadership or a Principal License (or equivalent) need a minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate coursework and an internship (3 hours). The Administrator License requires completion of the leadership core (Please See “Leadership Core — 12 hours” .) as a prerequisite for endorsement for the Administrator License. These core learning experiences may be satisfied by equivalent prior learning experiences.

This total 21 credit hour requirement is a minimum expectation for program completion. Required courses, however, may be waived by the division if a student has taken an equivalent graduate course within the previous eight (8) years or can demonstrate the knowledge and skills for a Colorado Administrator License (see Standards for School Administrators in Colorado).

See “Administrators’ Licensure (Non-Degree) Requirements”.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits — 21 hours (minimum)

ELPS 606Internship in Educational Leadership

1 - 9

ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision

3

ELPS 660Law and the Administrator

3

ELPS 665Policy Analysis and Development

3

ELPS 667Leadership at the District Level

3

ELPS 606: minimum 2 hours at central office and 1 hour with other agencies.

Select one of the following two courses:

ELPS 650School Finance and Budgeting

3

ELPS 651School Business Management

3

Select one of the following two courses:

PSY 674Measurement I: Educational Testing

3

SRM 670Evaluation: Models and Designs

3