Dr. Marian Beckman
Lawrence Tower B 242
- Educational Leadership
The Department of Professional Studies and program of Educational Leadership offers graduate programs, leading to a master of education degree in educational leadership. The Educational Leadership program also offers non-degree certification programs for the K-12 Principal, Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, IU Executive Director, and Supervisor of Special Education.
The Educational Leadership Programs of Edinboro University have been developed to be aligned with the program standards and guidelines prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Consortium (ELCC). The School of Education and its programs are accredited by the National Council Association for Teacher Education (NCATE) and the programs of Educational Leadership have received National Recognition from the ELCC. The Educational Leadership Program works to develop leaders that are able to meet the leadership standards set forth by the Inter State School Leaders Consortium (ISSLC). The faculty of the Educational Leadership program are working closely with PDE in the development of innovative leadership programs as well as Pennsylvania's Core and Corollary Leadership Standards.
The programs in Educational Leadership allow candidates to develop a professional learning community that provides support during the program and a network of peers that is invaluable after completion of the program. The master's degree is 30 credits which can be completed in 5 semesters. The certification programs vary in length according to the background of the individual student and could range from 2 semesters to 5 semesters. The courses are provided online. Certification internships are site based.
The Educational Leadership faculty have leadership experience in the K-12 environment in roles that include Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Curriculum, Director of Special Education, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, and teaching experience at every level.