Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed to prepare students to assume leadership roles in elementary and secondary educational settings. The degree builds upon the coursework required for the ELSS or Ritchie programs by taking four additional courses (15 credits). Students first complete all credits and internship requirements for the principal license before beginning the MA completion requirements. The degree culminates with the successful completion of an action research project.
MA Cohort Options for 2015-2016:
(select ‘Masters’ as your Academic Level on the application)
Ritchie—DPS and ELSS—DPS Partnership (application deadline – December 8, 2014)
ELSS— Main Campus (application deadline – February 16, 2015)
ELSS—Aurora Public Schools (application deadline—February 16, 2015)
ELSS—Teach For America (TFA) (application deadline—February 16, 2015)
Ritchie—Adams County Schools (application deadline—February 16, 2015)
Credits Required for Completion:
15 credit hours + ELSS or Ritchie program completion
Approximate Completion Time:
Approximate Tuition Cost:
$1,142 per quarter credit hour for the 2014-2015 academic year (Substantial scholarships are available; typical scholarship awards to students in this program reduce tuition by 40% to 50%, resulting in an estimated tuition rate between $555 and $665 per quarter credit hour)
Education Leadership and Policy Studies graduates may apply for the Colorado Initial Principal License through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).