Program Curriculum

The 30 semester-hour M.Ed. program includes 9 hours of professional education core courses, 15 hours of coursework in educational leadership, and 6 hours of electives.  Students are encouraged to work with advisors to select courses relevant to their professional interests (P-12 or Higher Education).  M.Ed. completers must successfully prepare an electronic portfolio housing appropriate artifacts and evidences under the direction of program faculty.

Professional Education Core Courses (9 Credit hours)

ADMN 6100 Fundamentals of Educational Leadership
ADMN 6101 Perspectives on Adult Learning Theory
RSCH 6101 Research Methods

Courses in Educational Administration and Leadership (15 Credit hours) selected from the following:

Higher Education

ADMN 6000 Topics in Educational Administration
ADMN 6170 Introduction to the Community College
ADMN 6171 The American College Student
ADMN 6172 Higher Education in the United States
ADMN 6173 Legal Issues in Higher Education
ADMN 6174 Higher Education Finance and Budgeting
ADMN 6175 Non-traditional Approaches to Higher Education
ADMN 6180 Teaching Strategies for Adults in a Diverse Society


P-12 Education

ADMN 6105 Legal Aspects of Schooling 
ADMN 6120 Instructional Leadership
ADMN 6130 Supervision of Instruction 
ADMN 6140 Curriculum Leadership


Instructional Technology and Research

EIST 5100 Instructional Technology 
RSCH 7196 Program Evaluation Methods


Electives (6 Credit hours)

Electives at the 6000-level at UNC Charlotte will be selected from among ADMN, EIST, and RSCH course offerings with input from the advisor.  Courses from other departments may be selected with advisor and department approval.

Suggested Course Sequences
Full-time students
Part-time students