M.Ed. in Administration

$250.00 on the 10th of each month for 6 months

$20,323 NOW $16,207

Location:
Online
Program Begins:
May 20, 2019
Schedule:
Online
College:
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: April 10, 2019

Description

M.Ed. in Administration – Online (36 Credits)


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• Financial aid is available for this program. You may apply for financial aid through https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
• CTE is responsible to collect a $1,500 implementation fee for this program. This fee is included in the program price. Over 6 months, a credit/debit card payment of $250 will be collected on the 10th of every month. The first payment will begin on May 10, 2019.
• Tuition and SNC fees will be paid directly to Sierra Nevada College (SNC) using financial aid or SNC’s monthly payment option. SNC’s monthly payment plan will begin in March.
• Students may choose to pay in full or a monthly payment plan to pay for their tuition and SNC fees each semester. If you prefer to use SNC’s monthly payment plan please email contactus@ctenow.com for more information.
*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).

Questions: Call CTE at 702-697-0006 opt. 5 or Email contactus@ctenow.com


Program Date: May 20, 2019 – July 2020

This program may be completed in as little as 12 months.


Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada is a four-year private liberal arts college with graduate programs in teaching and leadership in Incline Village, Reno, and Las Vegas/Henderson. Sierra Nevada College was founded in 1969 and is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Why Sierra Nevada College (SNC) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• SNC is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at SNC equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

• Completion of this 36-graduate credit Masters program = 288 CUs


Be an effective leader for students, families, teachers, and staff from diverse cultures, backgrounds and learning styles.

Start with the fundamentals of organizational leadership and supervision.
Learn strategies to develop great personnel and drive instructional improvements.
Understand current theories, principles and practices for curriculum design.
Explore issues of ethics, accountability, and community involvement for school administrators.
Get in-depth training in public education legal issues and school finance, including state regulations.
Test the practical application of leadership concepts and practices right away, in your own classroom and during your Administrative Internship semester.
The Master of Education in Administration prepares you for a successful career as a school principal or program administrator.
• 36 credit degree program.
• Financial aid available.
• Curriculum meets Nevada licensure requirements and InTASC Standards.
• Five years of teaching experience in accredited K-12 schools is required for licensing in NV.
• Coursework is 100% online for the convenience of working adults.The final semester is an internship at an educational site combined with monthly seminars with SNC Staff and timely meetings with an SNC Supervisor.
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.
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 630: School Administration, Leadership and Ethics
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Spring Semester – 7 weeks

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. Topics of evaluation will include ethical leadership as related to: culturally sensitive curriculum, student tracking/detracking, responsibility and accountability, standardized testing, and students’ safety and rights. Additional topics include the ethics of justice, critique, care, and profession. 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
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Spring Semester – 7 weeks

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 501: Examining Theories of Organizational Leadership and Administration
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Summer Semester

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 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
 

Course ALDR 502: Exploring School Finance
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Summer Semester

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 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
 

Course ALDR 505: Strategies for Personal Success: Developing Personnel
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Summer Semester

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 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
 

Course ALDR 503 – Understanding School Law
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Fall Semester – 7 weeks

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
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Fall Semester – 7 weeks

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 650: School Administration, Leadership and Community
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Fall Semester – 7 weeks
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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 fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. This course is now accepted for removal of the Parent Involvement and Family Engagement (PIFE) Nevada Licensure provision if completed after 2/26/2019.
 

Course ALDR 605 – Internship Course (I) (Required for ALDR Nevada Endorsement)
(6 Graduate Credits/48 CUs)        Course Date: Spring Semester 2020

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 599 – Educational Research-Research Option 2
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Spring Semester 2020 – 7 weeks

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 615: School Administration, Leadership and Accountability
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: Summer Semester 2020 – 7 weeks

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 fulfills part of the Nevada State Administrative Leadership endorsement requirement and is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.