University Bulletin 2016-17

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Educational Administration (M.Ed., Ed.S.)

The department offers the M.Ed in Educational Administration for higher education administrators and the M.Ed in Educational Administration leading to Alabama Class "A" certification in Instructional Leadership. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class "AA" certification in Instructional Leadership. Instructional Leadership courses empower students for advancement in educational service. Leadership programs emphasize growth from the knowledge base through simulations to practical application and career mobility.

Special Admission Requirements for Instructional Leadership Certification
Applications for graduate programs in Instructional Leadership are reviewed for admission to the fall, spring and summer semesters. Readmission to some programs in Education (i.e. Educational Administration, Doctoral Program, and some AA/Ed.S. Programs) require review by program faculty. Deadline for receipt of all application materials is October 1, March 1 and July 1.
In addition to the requirements listed in the College section of the bulletin, program specific requirements for admission to Instructional Leadership include:

  1. An admission portfolio is required. Applicants should follow a specific format for organizing their admissions portfolio. A copy of this format may be obtained by accessing "Admissions Requirements" at http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/coe/lte/edlead-eds.html.
  2. Successful completion of a structured interview with Educational Leadership faculty members.

Admission decisions involve evaluation of the applicant's grade-point average, scores on the GRE and MAT (Master's only), all materials in the admission portfolio, and structured interview. Program enrollment and availability will also be considered. The application, transcripts, test scores, and complete admissions portfolio must be received by the Office of Admissions,2500 Meisler Hall, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, 36688-0002 by October 1, March 1 and July 1.

Class A Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Master of Education Degree

Students entering this program must have a bachelor's degree and Alabama Class B Certification in a teaching field. Program requirements include:

  1. Completing a minimum of 30 semester hours as outlined below with at least a 3.25 grade-point average, including a grade of "B" or above in all courses with EDL prefix,
  2. Passing the electronic portfolio assessment (Foliotek), and completing a School-based Residency focused on authentic assessments of performance on state standards.
  3. Passing a written comprehensive examination.

The Class A Certificate is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

Class A Certificate In Instructional Leadership And Master Of Education Degree Credit Hours
I. Instructional Leadership Core  18
EDL 501  
EDL 502  
EDL 503  
EDL 504  
EDL 505  
EDL 506  
II. Residency 6
EDL 598 Residency  
Students must have a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam prior to a recommendation for certification.
III. Foundations/Special Education Elective Three semester hours minimum
SPE 500 required if not previously taken  
EPY 502  
EPY 521 or EDF 515  
Research Three semester hours minimum
IDE 510  
   
Instructional Leadership Add-on Certificate 18
EDL 501  
EDL 502  
EDL 503  
EDL 504  
EDL 505  
EDL 598 (3 hour)  
The option is referred to as the "Reduced Hour Option" and includes completing the 18-hour program and passing the appropriate Praxis Exam.  It is available only for those already holding a master's degree and a valid Alabama "A" Certificate in another area.  
   
Students who have not completed a survey course of exceptionalities must take SPE 500 in Number III above.

Class AA Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Educational Specialist Degree for the Instructional Specialist

Students entering this program must have a Master's Degree, Alabama Class A Certification in Educational Administration, and three years of successful teaching experience. Program requirements include completing a minimum of 30 semester hours as outlined below with at least 3.25 grade-point average and a grade of "B" or above in all courses with EDL prefix and passing a written comprehensive examination.

The Class AA Certificate is valid for five (5) years and is renewable.

Class AA Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Educational Specialist Degree for the Instructional Specialist Credit Hours
I. Core Courses  15 semester hours minimum
IDE 620  
IDE 640  
IDE 650  
IDE 692  
IDE 699  
II. Area of Certification 15 semester hours minimum
EDL 603  
EDL 611  
EDL 621  
EDL 631  
EDL 695 (req)  
Refer to the College of Education general section of this Bulletin for other program requirements.
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
251-380-2175
Chair Dr. Andre Green
Professors Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks
Associate Professors Bailey, Campbell, Green, Martin, Styron, Vitulli
Assistant Professors Allison, Delmas, Reeves
Emeritus Professors Cronis, Culp
Senior Instructor Byrd, Gaillard, Simpson
Instructors Brannan, Holland

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site 
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/coe/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies and Educational Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.