M.Ed. in Administration – Internship Included (36 Credits)

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Program Begins:
August 21, 2018
Meeting Times:
Sierra Nevada College
4300 E. Sunset Rd., Ste. E1
Henderson, NV 89014
*All fees included except a $50 SNC application fee. The college normally charges $518 per credit. By enrolling through CTE you save $4,116.


First payment: January 10, 2019

M.Ed. in Administration – Internship Included

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*All fees are included in the program cost except a $50 SNC application fee. The total cost is based on 6 semesters for program completion and will vary depending on program completion. Tuition may increase annually (3% on average).

Program begins: August 21, 2018

The duration of this program is 24 months.

Please note: Courses will be offered based on enrollments. A minimum of 8 students is required for a course to be offered.
Prerequisite: Open to all. Carefully compare courses within this program to those courses you have previously taken. Repeating the same course will prevent you from advancing.
Program Overview
Students completing the thirty-six (36) credits of coursework for the M.Ed. in Administration program will be given theory, content knowledge, and pedagogical skills to effectively lead others of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and learning styles. Offered in an online platform and Moodle with a semester long administrative internship in a district school or central office, the M.Ed. in Administration program provides opportunities to interact with fellow classmates, learn research-based theory and apply it to meaningful experiences, as well as meet Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirements for administrator of a program or administrator of a school.
As a result of completion of the Educational Leadership courses, students will be able to:
  • Comprehend basic theoretical concepts in educational leadership
  • Apply theoretical concepts of educational leadership to educational situations
  • Analyze theory of educational leadership in relation to educational contexts
  • valuate and synthesize appropriate theory to practice by completion of an “action plan”
  • Apply basic theoretical concepts to applied leadership situations
  • Analyze components of best practices in relation to applied leadership when working with others
  • Comprehend basic theoretical concepts to community-based situations
  • Analyze components of best practices in relation to the betterment of the community-at-large
Below is a suggested program; students may complete the program earlier based on individual needs. Contact the SNC M. Ed. Program Advisor for more information.
The following fees have already been included in your program cost: ELEC 101 requires a $145.00 seat fee (one-time fee) paid directly to Sierra Nevada College. Students are required to pay $600 fee for course ALDR 605, and a $155 universal fee (per semester).

Course ELEC 101-Online Training (required)

This course prepares students to take online classes by familiarizing them with the basic navigational, technical and procedural aspects of the SNC online learning platform. This course is a prerequisite for all other online courses at SNC.

Course ALDR 503 – Understanding School Law

In this course students become acquainted with legal issues relating to public education. Students begin to consider rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and educational practitioners. In addition, students are asked to relate these rights to school programs and operations as determined by state and federal laws and court decisions. Federal and state cases are affecting the administration of our educational system are examined. Topics include student residency, attendance and discipline; freedom of speech; search and seizure; FERPA; IDEA; LRE; employee rights. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

Course ALDR 504 – Leadership and Supervision: Considerations for Instruction

This course will examine principles and theoretical base of supervision as they relate to improving instructional and professional practices. In addition, students will explore the structure and significance of school reform, teaching and learning theories, Standards Theory, the change process, and how instructional improvement relies on leadership and resourcefulness. Other topics include recognizing the purpose of followership and leadership through identifying the fundamentals of leadership, including core values. In addition, this course emphasizes research findings and recommended practices. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

Course ALDR 506 – Curriculum Design and Development in Education

During this course, students examine theories, principles, and foundations of curriculum, emphasizing program planning and current curriculum trends. Students will be provided a comprehensive overview of the concepts, strategies and resources associated with planning, implementing and evaluating school curricula. Attention will be focused on contemporary research regarding constructivist principles, invitational learning, cooperative learning, outcome-based education, multiculturalism, learning styles, multiple intelligences and techniques that support curricular change. The course combines theory with practical strategies. In addition, this course provides students with a greater understanding and knowledge into the fields of leadership through the design of curriculum. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.

Course ALDR 599 – Educational Research-Research Option 2

Students will further their research regarding administrative leadership. Research conducted should consider one of the following: (1) a current issue related to educational administrative leadership, and (2) a specific challenge pertinent to educational administrative leadership and how this might be addressed.

  • Analyze research to examine current issues related to administrative leadership
  • Analyze research to examine specific challenges related to administrative leadership


Course ALDR 605 – Internship Course (I) (Required for ALDR Nevada Endorsement)

Students must complete the following:

  • Internship (I): Practical experience for students enrolled in the Administrative Leadership Endorsement under close supervision and direction of local school system personnel and university staff members. Experience areas selected by student, advisor and department chairman.


Course ALDR 615: School Administration, Leadership and Accountability

During this course, students research principles of school administration in terms of accountability. Students examine the evaluation processes that, as a school administrator, encourage and focus on improving teaching; specifically, in relation to student achievement and outcomes. Topics include: the assessment of critique of best practices in faculty evaluation, administration leadership practices, and how to engage faculty in the growth process in relation to assessment; and, in addition, students determine a measurable plan of remediation that encompasses accountability. This course is online in Moodle.

Course ALDR 630: School Administration, Leadership and Ethics

This course will examine the moral and ethical issues facing school administrators. Specific focus on public policy and the impact of policy on school operations, in terms of ethics and decision-making, will be examined specifically school leadership. Topics of evaluation will include Common Core state standards and new teaching mentoring. A code of ethics will be created and examined in terms of impact on leadership practice. Additional topics include examining schools in terms of political, social and global policies, and equity issues. This course is online in Moodle.

Course ALDR 650: School Administration, Leadership and Community

During this course, students research resources within a community setting, including relationship building within the community as a school administrator. Topics include: developing leadership in terms of school partnerships, having an informed school community, and working with families as equitable partners in the school setting. Maintaining positive community and media relationships will also be examined. This course is online in Moodle.

Course ALDR 501: Examining Theories of Organizational Leadership and Administration

This course introduces prospective students to theories of organizational behavior and practices of managing and leading people within the context of the school organization. Students also examine high-impact principles and practices as they may relate to the forces reshaping our society and our schools. The course will address topics such as values-based behavior [courage, trust, ethics], professional code, power and authority, individual motivation, cohesion, team and group effectiveness, crisis leadership organizational models, characteristics of leadership, change systems, vision development and school design. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the ISLLC Standards.

Course ALDR 502: Exploring School Finance

This course provides background and understanding of public school finance. Students investigate both principles and practices utilized in collecting, distributing, and managing district and school revenues, with emphasis on specific state regulation. Collective bargaining practices and capital facilities development also emphasized. Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of financial and managerial accounting addressed. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the ISLLC Standards.

Course ALDR 505: Strategies for Personal Success: Developing Personnel

This course has a major emphasis on the analysis of factors to be considered in the selection and evaluation of teachers and administrators and considerations in staff development. Students will be provided a broad overview of matters having to with leadership and organization of school personnel. The following topics will be explored: staff recruitment and selection; employee induction; professional development; supervision and evaluation; discipline and dismissal; the work environment; compensation and benefits; administering employee contracts and legal issues in personnel management. Students will be asked to explore their multiple roles and responsibilities, levels of personal accountability, possible sources of conflict, and developing and applying strategies for conflict resolution in relation to leadership. This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is This course fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the ISLLC Standards.