This program is 39 credit hours, which can be completed online in as few as 7 or 8 academic terms (less than 3 years). You will earn dual licensure as a Principal* and Special Education Director, and either an Master of Arts (MA) or Educational Specialist (EdS) degree.
*Note: this program will prepare graduates for Principal Licensure in Colorado. Residents of other states may be eligible for reciprocal recognition or your advisor will work with you on state-specific licensure requirement needs.
MA degree students: SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
EdS degree students: SRM 670 Evaluation: Models and Designs (3)
Field-based learning experiences will involve 360 hours of internship experience in your home school to expand your leadership and help you apply principles learned in your academic coursework.
Students must obtain a passing grade on a final comprehensive exam, which is a “take home” essay that requires students to apply the knowledge gained in coursework from both disciplines to address a practical educational leadership organizational dilemma.