Education - Leadership


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    33
  • Cost Per Unit
    $615
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $20k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Science in Education: Specialization in Educational Leadership



Overview

The online Master of Science in Education Specialization in Educational Leadership degree program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of leadership required for professional excellence as trainers, teachers, school counselors and school psychologists, early childhood specialists, administrators, and designers. This program will prepare candidates to excel in their career and calling by providing a purposeful balance between theories, research and practice.

The online Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree will prepare students to advance their proficiency as well as their professions as trainers, teachers, counselors, curriculum developers, administrators, designers and leaders in a range of educational settings and capacities. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and value, explore expanded career options, and work toward professional goals as effective educators with specialized expertise. Graduates will not only be prepared to advance professionally, but to contribute actively to the body of knowledge in the field of education.

The online Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree program at CBU Online offers curriculum that balances theory, practice and research — allowing students to understand the application of concepts in resolving real-world instructional challenges. Blending key areas of study in human growth and development, theories of learning, curriculum design, and research methods, coursework integrates multiple disciplines while allowing students to identify and build on individual strengths to achieve specific professional goals.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Education Specialization in Educational Leadership degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy.
  3. Examine principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research for both pedagogy and andragogy.
  4. Examine multiple influences for curriculum development, and investigate procedures for organizing curriculum for effective learning.
  5. Apply educational research to the field of educational leadership.
  6. Develop a broad foundation upon which to analyze educational systems in the global society.
  7. Demonstrate leadership from multiple perspectives in order to establish best practices in educational or corporate settings.
  8. Develop the skills necessary to lead a comprehensive curricular program improvement.
  9. Apply effective principles to manage employees, faculty, and staff.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and finance as applied to school or corporate settings.
  11. Apply the knowledge and skills that build productive relationships in order to mobilize necessary resources.
  12. Demonstrate a mastery of leadership and organizational development.

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Course Requirements

Core Requirements (15 units)

Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues

Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU501 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Simnjanovski, Riste
Fall 2016
EDU501 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2017
EDU501 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Theories of Learning and Teaching

Theories of Learning and Teaching

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU521 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Fall 2016
EDU521 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
EDU521 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Simnjanovski, Riste
Fall 2016
EDU521 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU521 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU521 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Curriculum Theory and Development

Curriculum Theory and Development

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU522 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
EDU522 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
EDU522 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Cawthon, Sally E.
Spring 2017
EDU522 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU522 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU522 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Survey of Educational Research

Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU525 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Fall 2016
EDU525 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Spring 2017
EDU525 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU525 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU525 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU525 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
International and Comparative Education

International and Comparative Education

This course examines K-12 educational systems in the global society. Students will compare schooling in various societies and examine the history of their respective educational systems and how the systems were organized to meet the political, social and economic agenda of the 21st century. By examining different approaches to common problems, students will have a broad foundation upon which they can analyze and evaluate different strategies for problem solving educational issues. Students will develop their personal worldview of international education based on a Judeo-Christian worldview. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
EDU534 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU534 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU534 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU534 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Specialization Requirements (18 units)

Introduction to Educational Leadership

Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Program Development and Evaluation

Program Development and Evaluation

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead comprehensive curricular program improvement. Students will develop strategies and techniques that use data to identify and assess areas for instructional improvement, design and implement plans to improve instruction for all students and develop systems for ongoing program improvement. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
EDL534 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDL534 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
School Law and Finance

School Law and Finance

This course equips students with the necessary knowledge of the laws and finance affecting students and schools and skills for implementing the law and developing and managing the school budget. Attention is given to role of the school administrator as a leader and manager of legal, financial, physical and human resources and obligations. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
EDL556 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDL556 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Policy, Governance and Community Relations

Policy, Governance and Community Relations

This course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills that build productive relationships with various school constituents and mobilize necessary resources for all students to achieve. Candidates examine the relationships between national, state, and local political systems and the governance of public school systems and learn strategies for developing a school-community relations program. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
EDL558 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDL558 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
School Site Leadership and Organizational Development

School Site Leadership and Organizational Development

This capstone course requires that candidates demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills required of ethical school site leaders. In addition, candidates integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills from previous courses in the administrative program into a coherent and comprehensive model to refine and guide their leadership practices. Prerequisite: Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDL560 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Spring 2017
EDL560 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDL560 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDL560 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDL560 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDL560 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Personnel Leadership and Development

Personnel Leadership and Development

This course equips candidates with the knowledge and skills for attracting, selecting, developing, evaluating and retaining quality and competent faculty and staff. Students also develop competencies in managing employee problems and due process. Prerequisite EDL 530 and either Declared Educational Leadership for Public Institutions Specialization or Educational Leadership Specialization. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
EDU544 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU544 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Faculty

Cammy Purper

Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies / Chair, Education / Director of M.S. in Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email: cpurper@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
A. Bowden

A. Greg Bowden, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education / Director of Masters in Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-5560
Email: abowden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Mary Crist

Mary Crist, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3931
Email: mcrist@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Robert Crosby

Robert G Crosby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3976
Email: rcrosby@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Academics / Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3905
Email: ddavis@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Mitchell Hovey

Mitchell Hovey, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3980
Email: mhovey@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Professor of Education / Associate Dean for OPS Assessment and Accreditation

Office Phone: (951) 343-3923
Email: emorris@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Kathryn Norwood

Kathryn Norwood, Ed.D.

Dean of Assessment and Accreditation

Office Phone: (951) 343-2190
Email: knorwood@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Riste Simnjanovski

Riste Simnjanovski, D.P.A.

Dean of Faculty Development

Office Phone: (951) 343-3968
Email: rsimnjan@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission; 2.5 GPA for conditional admission consideration
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education*

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

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877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

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