Master of Arts in EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Required Courses for
Visioning & School Administration: The School
as a Professional Learning Community
Legal & Ethical Foundations of Educational Leadership Educational Research/Data-Driven Leadership
Leadership in Curriculum I: Teaching, Learning & Instructional Assessment
Current Issues: Addressing Candidates with Special Needs
Leadership in Curriculum II: Instructional Assessment & the Professional Learning
Personnel Administration & Professional Development
Sustaining the Professional Learning Community through School & Community Relations
Elementary/Secondary School Principalship Supervision of Instruction & the Learning Environment (includes evaluator approval) Supervised Internship Field Experience (2 credits)
Masters Research Project (comprehensive portfolio presentation) (2 credits)
Supervised Internship Field Experience (2 credits)
The Loras/St. Ambrose Consortium for Educational Leadership (LSACEL) was created through a collaborative agreement in order to prepare aspiring school administrators.
We have several unique features tailored to meet the needs of practicing educators interested in enhancing their leadership skills while obtaining a graduate degree.
Individual attention is provided to candidates with special emphasis during the internship by a school site administrator.
LSACEL program supervisors provide on going support and coaching during the internship.
FLEXIBLE & CONVENIENT
Theory-to-practice is stressed, taking concepts from classroom to field.
Immediate connection between course activities and classroom practice.
Student progress is continually monitored, ensuring graduation and licensure.
Although designed to be a two-year program, students may progress at their own pace, taking one or more classes per semester.LSACEL offers face-to-face instruction (Dubuque and Davenport locations).
Courses are delivered via video instruction through Iowa Communications Network (ICN) and online through Blackboard.
Students are usually no more than 20 minutes from an ICN delivery location.
Most students complete the program in two years, while maintaining their present teaching position.
During the first year of instruction, classes are offered one evening a week and on five Saturdays.
Classes during the internship are held on Saturday and one evening a month.
Summer classes meet on weekdays.
Your education is an investment, and we are committed to helping you achieving your goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q. Are there teaching requirements for licensure?
Archdiocese of Dubuque and Diocese of Davenport teachers are eligible for a 1/3 tuition discount.
Tuition costs are locked in once you commit to the program.
Nearly all participants qualify for and receive financial aid.
Yes. To qualify for admission, individuals pursuing licensure through our program must have taught at least one year in an approved setting.
Q. Are there multiple start dates for the LSACEL Program?
Yes, there are three program entry points—fall, spring or summer. Candidates generally complete the 36 credit hour LSACEL program in two years.
Q. Where do students typically complete field hours?
Students complete field hours in their district in elementary, secondary and special education settings which prepare candidates for an array of administrative opportunities.
Q. How do I apply to the LSACEL Program?
To join the program, applicants must be accepted either through Loras College or St. Ambrose University. Since the program represents a consortium, the admission requirements for each institution are similar. For complete details, contact Mary Carol C. Harris, Ph.D. (Loras College Graduate Admission) at firstname.lastname@example.org