A&S Ed.D ExSEL Webinar Presentation September 2014

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University of Virginia
Curry School of Education
Educational Leadership Program
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Presenters
Dr. Pamela D. Tucker
Professor & Program Coordinator
Educational Leadership Program
[email protected]
Dr. Denny Berry
Assistant Professor & Coordinator
Northern Virginia Programs
[email protected]
For more information:
http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-ofstudy/administration-supervision
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Educational Leadership
Program
Advanced Leadership Preparation:
EdD and PhD
Purposes
• Initial preparation of
school leaders (Cert.,
MEd, & EdS)
– Principals
– Assistant principals
• Advanced preparation
of educational leaders
– Superintendents &
Central office positions
(EdD)
– Development of future
researchers/faculty in
Educational Leadership
(PhD)
Program Options
School
Leadership
Preparation
Advanced
Leadership
Preparation
Certificate
Doctorate of
Education
(EdD)
Masters of
Education
(MEd)
Doctorate of
Philosophy
(PhD)
Education
Specialist
(EdS)
Doctoral Programs
EdD
PhD
Practice-focused
Research-focused
Part-time (3-4 years)
Full-time (4 years)
Upper level leadership roles
Faculty or research positions
Offered in Northern Virginia only
Offered in Charlottesville only
Discounted Educator Rate
Fully Funded Financial Aid Packages
Contact: Denny Berry
Contact: Pamela Tucker
Executive Studies in
Educational Leadership
Program (ExSEL)
EdD Program
Quality
In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings,
Curry's Educational Leadership program was ranked
7th in the nation.
Great Faculty
Full- time Faculty
• Denny Berry
• Sara Dexter
• Dan Duke
• Dan Player
• Pamela Tucker
• Michelle Young
Great Students
2012-2013 Graduates
• 28 Certificate
• 24 M.Ed.
• 36 Ed.S.
• 10 Ed.D.
• 3 Ph.D.
ExSEL Program
Real-world Challenges of Educational Leaders
– Fundamentals of Leadership
Theory
– Cognitive Dimensions of
Leadership
– Vision, Planning & Strategizing
for Success
– Designing Learning
Environments
– Optimizing Human Capital in
Organizations
– Developing Organizational
Capacity
Strong Applicants
Committed, talented educators who have
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Strong academic credentials
Evidence of leadership potential
Interest in reflection and inquiry
Desire to improve educational programs for students
GRE scores in the above average range
Where?
UVA/VT Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Next to the West Falls Church Metro Station
What is the Cost?1
K-12 Virginia Educator discounted tuition2
$309/credit hour (in-state)
$684/credit hour (out-of-state)
Regular Tuition
$769/credit hour (in-state)
$1287/credit hour (out-of-state)
Fees
$20/credit hour Off-Grounds Fee
1Based
on 2014-2015 tuition costs
2Tuition rate applies for 2 three-credit courses per semester.
Program Basics
• Admission Requirements
– Online application
– Decisions made once every two years – 12/15
• Advising
– Denny Berry serves as an advisor upon admission
- Courses are planned on a prescribed basis for the cohort
with the opportunity to take 3 electives
• Length of Study
– Part-time enrollment: 2 courses/semester
– Typically 3-4 years depending on time required to finish
capstone dissertation
• Computer Access
- Internet access required for hybrid courses
Admissions Process
Two-tiered selection process
• Screening based on paper credentials and current
leadership position
• Selection based on face-to-face Saturday session
featuring
– An introduction to the program and Q&A
– Case study exercise
– Elevator speech on leadership
– Individual interviews
– Writing sample
Program of Study
• Integration of theory, experience, and research
• Cohort-based
• First and second year: Strong core of theory
and research
• Field-based practicum projects
• Use of case studies
• Customized areas of specialization
• Third year: Study of a problem of practice
culminating in a Capstone Dissertation
Overview of Coursework
• Core leadership courses (18 hours)
– 6 courses that address the key facets of leadership
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Foundations of Leadership Theory
Cognitive Dimensions of Leadership
Visioning, Planning & Strategizing for Success
Designing Learning Environments
Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations
Developing Organizational Capacity
• Research sequence (12 hours)
– 4 courses taught in tandem with leadership courses
– Focus on applied research methods and program
evaluation
Overview of Coursework
• Electives (27 hours)
– Transfer credits from master’s degree (up to 18
hours)
– Offerings at the Northern Virginia Center
• Social Foundations
• Reading
• Special Education
• Capstone Seminar (3 hours)
• Capstone Dissertation (12 hours)
Course Delivery
• Weekend classes and summer residencies
• Week-long course during first summer to build
collegiality and appreciation for the diversity of
experiences and perspectives of the group
members
• High-impact weekends of Fridays/Saturdays once
a month throughout the year
Program of Study – Year 1
Evidence Centered
Leadership/ Disciplined
Inquiry
Year 1
Summer
Leadership Cohort
Classes
1. Fundamentals of
Leadership Theory
2. Cognitive Dimensions of
Leadership
Fall
Spring
Fundamentals of Ed
Research
3. Envisioning the
Possibilities
Practical Evaluation in
Schools
4. Designing Learning
Environments
Program of Study – Year 2
Evidence Centered
Leadership/ Disciplined
Inquiry
Year 2
Summer
Leadership Cohort
Classes
(2 Electives)
Fall
Practical Evaluation in
Schools II
5. Optimizing Human
Capital in Organizations
Spring
Practical Evaluation in
Schools III
6. Developing
Organizational Capacity
Program of Study – Year 3
Evidence Centered
Leadership/
Disciplined Inquiry
Leadership Cohort
Classes
Year 3
Summer
Capstone
Capstone Seminar
+
(elective)
Fall
Capstone
Spring
Capstone
Questions on the ExSEL program?
For more information
http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-of-study/administrationsupervision
Contact Information
Dr. Pamela D. Tucker
Professor & Program Coordinator
Educational Leadership Program
[email protected]
Dr. Denny Berry
Assistant Professor & Coordinator
Northern Virginia Programs
[email protected]
For more information:
http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-ofstudy/administration-supervision
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