Leadership Studies Programs


Overview

Graduate Programs in Leadership Studies include the Master of Arts degree, the Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies, and several graduate certificates. Students pursuing the Master of Arts may choose from two concentrations:  Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure) or Leadership Specialist (Non-Profit & Public Agency).  Please see program descriptions and plan of study below for further information

 

Degree Program Descriptions

Educational Leadership (Principalship)

The Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies is a fully online program that offers an area of emphasis in Educational Leadership which includes the coursework for professional administrative licensure as a school principal.  Students complete a 36 semester hour program that includes many field-based experiences.  Students completing the program qualify for professional administrative licensure as a PreK-Adult school principal in West Virginia and many other states.  Students from other states should check with their state licensing agency concerning licensure requirements. Those seeking professional licensure as a school principal in West Virginia must pass the PRAXIS II (5411) and also complete the Evaluation Leadership Institute offered by the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.

Leadership Specialist (Non-Profit & Public Agency)

The Leadership Specialist Master’s Degree is a fully online program designed for the working adult. The knowledge you gain through courses such as Human Resource Management, Grant Writing, and Community Planning are valuable for many professions. Earning this degree will enhance your current position or prepare you for a career transition. At the center of each course is the combination of practical experience with academic content, informed by creative and best-practice approaches to online learning. Every course meets Marshall University’s internal quality standards for online courses. Moreover, all full- and part-time faculty who teach in the program are certified in Quality Matters, a national review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. For complete information on requirements and applying, see the Leadership Specialist MALS website at the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/mals

Leadership Studies Ed.D.

The Ed.D. in Leadership Studies is designed for individuals who aspire to leadership positions in their professional communities, whether those communities are schools, universities, non-profits or philanthropies, state or federal government organizations, NGOs, the military, social service agencies, etc.  The program therefore welcomes a broad range of applicants who represent diverse institutions and organizations and who are committed to cultivating a deeper understanding of leadership and improving their competence as researchers. For complete information on requirements and applying, see the Doctor of Education degree in Leadership Studies website at the following link: https://www.marshall.edu/lsedd/

 

Certificate/Licensure Program Descriptions

School Principalship Licensure (Post-Master’s)

The Post-Master School Principalship Licensure Program is a fully online program that offers an area of emphasis in Educational Leadership which includes the coursework for professional administrative licensure as a school principal.  Students complete an 18 semester hour program that includes many field-based experiences.  Students completing the program qualify for professional administrative licensure as a PreK-Adult school principal in West Virginia and many other states.  Students from other states should check with their state licensing agency concerning licensure requirements. Those seeking professional licensure as a school principal in West Virginia must pass the PRAXIS II (5411) and also complete the Evaluation Leadership Institute offered by the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.

Social Services and Attendance Licensure

The Social Services and Attendance Licensure Program designed for educational personnel who hold a valid license, or for social workers who hold at least a bachelor’s degree.  In addition to the coursework requirements, students who do not hold a Professional teaching Certificate or master’s degree are required to pass the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (5751) for licensure. All candidates seeking Social Services and Attendance Licensure in West Virginia should apply using WVDE Form 20S as a school principal.  Students complete a 12 semester hour program that includes many field-based experience.

 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Chuck Bethel – Program Director
Phone: (304) 746-8952
email: bethel3@marshall.edu

Tammy Jones – Program Secretary (M.A. Educational Leadership & Licensure Programs)
Phone: (304) 746-2514
email: jonesta@marshall.edu

Kelly Gilkerson – Program Secretary (Masters in Leadership Specialists & Doctoral Programs)
Phone: (304) 746-8949
email: templeton23@marshall.edu

Dr. Eugenia Damron
Phone:  (304) 746-8959
email: webb24@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator: Social Services and Attendance Licensure

Dr. Sherry Early
Phone: (304) 746-1912
email: earlys@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator:  Leadership Specialist Non-Profit & Public Agency

Dr. Tom Hisiro
Phone: (304) 746-2516
email: hiriso@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator:   Cohort Principalship

Dr. Barbara Nicholson
Phone: (304) 746-2094
email: bnicholson@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator:  Doctoral Program