Leadership Studies Programs


Overview

Graduate Programs in Leadership Studies include the Master of Arts degree in Education, the Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies, and several graduate certificates. Students pursuing the Master of Arts may choose from two concentrations:  Education Leadership (School Principal) or Leadership Specialist.  Please see program descriptions and plans of study below for further information

Degree Program Descriptions

Education Leadership (School Principal)

The Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies is a fully online program that offers an area of emphasis in Education Leadership, which includes the coursework for principal administrative licensure.  Students complete a 36 hour program that includes many field-based experiences.  This program provides the coursework to apply for principal 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 for licensure requirements. Those seeking professional licensure as a school principal in West Virginia must pass the PRAXIS and also complete the Evaluation Leadership Institute offered by the West Virginia Department of Education. For complete information on requirements and applying, see the Leadership Studies School Principal website at the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/coepd/graduate/ls/maprincipal

Leadership Specialist (Non-Profit & Public Agency)

The Master of Arts degree in Leadership Specialist is a fully online program designed for the working adult. The knowledge gained through courses such as Human Resource Management, Grant Writing, and Community Planning are valuable for many professions. Earning this degree will enhance a person’s current position or prepare them 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 Doctor of Education degree 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 certification program is a fully online program which provides the coursework for professional administrative licensure as a PreK-Adult school principal in West Virginia and many other states.  Students complete an 18 hour program that provides many field-based experiences. Students from other states should check with their state’s licensing agency for licensure requirements. Those seeking professional licensure as a school principal in West Virginia must pass the PRAXIS and also complete the Evaluation Leadership Institute offered by the West Virginia Department of Education.

Social Service and Attendance Certificate

The Social Service certification in Attendance program is designed for education personnel who hold a valid license, or for social workers who hold at least a bachelor’s degree.  Students complete a 12 hour program that includes many field-based experiences. 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 for licensure.

 

Contact Information

Dr. Eugenia Damron – Program Director
Phone: (304) 746-8959
email: webb24@marshall.edu

Tammy Jones – Program Secretary (Master’s in Education Leadership & Certification Programs)
Phone: (304) 746-2514
email: jonesta@marshall.edu

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

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

Dr. Sherry Early
Phone: (304) 746-1912
email: earlys@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator:  Master’s in Leadership Specialist

Dr. Tom Hisiro
Phone: (304) 746-2516
email: hiriso@marshall.edu
Program Coordinator:   Third-party Principal Programs

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