Educational Leadership

You were made for more.

Gain the knowledge and practical experience you need to ace your certification tests and become a school administrator. Students in the Educational Leadership program learn from experts in the field, currently working and leading in public education in Oklahoma. 

  • Attend class once a week on Wednesday nights. 
  • The 36-hour program covers Elementary, Mid-level, Secondary and Superintendent training. 
  • Tuition can include the technology needed to be successful as an administrator. 
  • Students may qualify for the Stafford Loan Forgiveness program for Teachers, up to $17,500. 
  • SNU scholarships are available to Educational Leadership students.  

Master’s in Educational Leadership is offered at the Bethany and Tulsa locations, as well as satellite classrooms in Broken Bow, Duncan, Sallisaw, and Woodward.

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ED 6003 Leadership (3) – To develop an understanding of the concept of leadership. Such concepts include the ability to guide individuals and groups, decision making, interpersonal skills, organizational ability and communication.

ED 6153 Educational Research (3) – The application of principals, methods, and techniques of research in education. Includes interpretation, evaluation, and use of research as well as an introduction to techniques of reporting research.

ED 6023 Evaluation Curriculum/Instruction (3) – Curriculum planning which anticipates occupational trends and how that curriculum may respond to students’ lifelong learning needs is studied. Focus will also be on the evaluation of curriculum and instruction programs in the local schools.

ED 6033 Human Resource Management (3) – The course centers on human relations and adjustment in the school environment. Problems such as evaluation, interpersonal relationships, and employee motivation will be covered.

ED 6043 School Law (3) – An understanding of the legal responsibilities of the school administrator and procedure and policy implementation that meets legal requirements will be covered in this course. The candidate will develop an understanding of the public and private legal issues surrounding education today.

ED 6053 School Finance (3) – This class will develop an understanding of local, state, and federal finance as it relates to the school. Particular attention will be paid to budgets and tax bases.

ED 6063 Long Range Planning (3) – Reviews the nature of long range planning including development and implementation of a vision statement. Focus will be on the needs of the local schools in all areas including staffing, technology, facilities, and student support.

ED 6073 Schooling and Educational Administration (3) – This class will cover major aspects of historical/contemporary schooling and its relationship to the principalship and superintendency.  An emphasis on theoretical aspects of educational administration will merge with practical applications of knowledge, skills and dispositions for effective leadership as principals and superintendents.

ED 6083 School/Community Relations (3) – Develop an understanding of the needs and responsibilities of the public and private sectors as they relate to education. Study will center on skills for building community support for district priorities and policies.

ED 6093 Sociology Cultures/Communities/Schools (3) – Candidates will develop an understanding of the diversity that exists in the local community and how the school should respond. Discussion will also center on promoting the value of local school/community cultures.

ED 6106 School Site Internship (6)– Internship experience is designed to familiarize the candidate with the practical aspects of programs they will be involved in during their professional career. Specific emphasis will be placed on school finance, legal aspects, facilities and personnel. All placements are made cooperatively between the candidate and the university internship placement committee. Internship placement may begin anytime after completing ED 6063.

Candidates will complete assignment in cooperation with site-based mentor and the university internship placement committee.

MAEL Program Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience or approval from the MAEL Director based on experience in an education field or plans for your professional future in an educational field
  • Recommendations from three sources
  • Completion of the student profile form (including essay)
  • If your undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0, you may receive provisional admittance or be required to take Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Graduate College Requirements

  • Completed application form.
  • Transcript from the university where your previous Bachelor’s degree was earned. SNU graduates need not request the SNU transcript.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – Duncan, OK
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 – Bethany, OK
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Southeastern OK
TBA, August 2019 – Tulsa, OK
TBA, Fall 2019 – Sallisaw, OK

Program Cost

Total program cost includes tuition, an iPad and keyboard, membership into a professional organization for school administrators, books, fees, advisement, student services, library fees, portfolio hours, cap and gown for graduation, etc. Total program cost is locked in at the program start and good for the duration of a program if the program is completed according to the original program of study.

Educational Leadership


NOTE:  Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.

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