Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
The MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies is designed to be completed the year following the principal preparation certificate program as a continuation of the coursework required for principal licensure. After completion of the Principal Preparation Certificate program, the MA in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies requires four additional courses (15 credits) and an action research project build upon the principal preparation coursework (30 or 32 credits) to prepare students to assume leadership roles in elementary and secondary educational settings. If you’ve already completed one of our principal prep programs within the last 5 years, you can still apply to the MA completion to finish the degree.
MA Cohort Options for 2015-2016:
(select ‘Masters’ as your Academic Level on the application)
Ritchie and ELSS—DPS Partnership Cohorts (application deadline – December 8, 2014)
ELSS—Campus (application deadline – February 16, 2015)
ELSS—Aurora County Schools (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)
Upon completion of the Certificate/MA programs and a passing score on the PLACE Principal content exam (#80)graduates may apply for either the Colorado Initial Principal License through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Please contact Kristina Hesbol for more information.