Designed to prepare licensed teachers with at least two years of teaching experience to become school administrators, Furman’s Master of Arts in School Leadership program includes an introduction to school administration and a sequence of courses and activities planned to guide the candidates in developing the knowledge and skills required of principals and supervisors. A year-long, six-credit internship with monthly seminars provides candidates with opportunities to apply their knowledge and continue to improve their abilities to function as effective, caring school leaders.

Degree Requirements

Core (6 credits of required study)

  • EDFD 604: Statistics and Measurement in Education (3)
  • EDFD 606: Research in Education (3)

Concentration (30 credits of required study)

  • EDSL 718: Organization and Control of American Schools (3)
  • EDSL 719: Leadership in Educational Organizations (3)
  • EDSL 727: Strategic Planning and Thinking in Education (3)
  • EDSL 730: Designing and Implementing Curriculum (3)
  • EDSL 825: Schools and the Law (3)
  • EDSL 840: Supervision and Instructional Leadership (3)
  • EDSL 823: School Finance (3)
  • EDSL 849: The Principalship (3)
  • EDSL 971E: Internship in Elementary School Administration (3) OR EDSL 971S: Internship in Secondary School Administration (3)
  • EDSL 972E: Internship in Elementary School Administration (3) OR EDSL 972S: Internship in Secondary School Administration (3)

Exit Requirement (3 credits)

  • EDFD 879: Master’s Seminar in Education (3)

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