Online Curriculum Specialist and Curriculum Program Administrator Program

The Henderson State University Educational Leadership Program offers a Program of Study for Curriculum Specialist/Curriculum Program Administrator licensure. The Educational Leadership curriculum specialist program at Henderson State University prepares graduate students for senior level curriculum administration positions.

The programs are driven by standards and research and are delivered through courses aligned to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Students gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be productive and successful school leaders.

Transfer work

All transfer work must be completed within the last 10 years and course artifacts from transferred courses which are aligned to ELCC and ISLLC standards must be included in Portfolio Defense/Exit Interview. Upon approval, a maximum of six hours transfer work can be applied to the degree. An official transcript from school of origin for transfer work is required in the graduate office to document coursework.

Portfolio and exit interview

Candidates must complete a portfolio as part of the Educational Leadership program of study.
A portfolio is an individualized collection of purposeful, interrelated materials which is ongoing and flexible. The portfolio becomes an assessment tool, which leads to self-improvement through the development of reflective thinking and inquiry. Candidates select artifacts from class assignments and align them to the appropriate Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards (ISLLC), and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. The portfolio is evaluated using a rubric aligned to the ELCC, ISLLC, and the ISTE standards.

Action research

All MSE degree, building level leader program of study, curriculum administrator program of study, and special education supervisor program of study candidates are required to carry out an Action Research Project-Impacting Student Achievement. The research will be conducted throughout the candidate’s program of study and the results will be presented at the end of the candidate’s internship (EDL 6533 Leadership Internship, EDL 6653 CPA Internship for Special Education Supervision, or EDL 6643 Internship for Curriculum Specialist).

The project demonstrates their ability to use a variety of data sources to identify a real need in the school related to student achievement, plan and implement an intervention, and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention in getting results for increasing student achievement. Through this activity the candidate takes an active leadership role within their school to solve a real problem for the benefit of students in the school. The use of the assessment is intended to measure the candidate’s ability to support student achievement.

Required courses

Course rotation

Fall

  • EDL 6343 School and Community Relations (Fall only)
  • EDL 6623 Curriculum Strategies (Fall only)
  • EDL 6333 School Finance (Fall and Summer I-June)
  • EDL 6693 Technology for School Leaders (Fall and Summer II-July)
  • EDL 7633 Curriculum Alignment & Assessment (Fall only)
  • EDL 7643 Internship Curriculum (Fall and Spring)

Spring

  • EDL 6213 Organizational Leadership (Spring only)
  • EDL 6453 School Law (Spring and Summer I-June)
  • EDL 6223 Supervision (Spring and Summer II-July)
  • EDL 7473 Curriculum Leadership (Spring only)
  • EDL 7643 Internship Curriculum (Fall and Spring)

Summer I (June)

  • EDL 6333 School Finance (Fall and Summer I-June)
  • EDL 6453 School Law (Spring and Summer I-June)

Summer II (July)

  • EDL 6693 Technology for School Leaders (Fall and Summer II-July)
  • EDL 6223 Supervision (Spring and Summer II-July)
  • SPE 6313 Special Education Law (Spring and Summer II-July)

Additional information

Licensure

Curriculum Specialist and Curriculum Program Administrator candidates are required to pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) prior to receiving their licenses.