Master of Science in Educational Leadership (with a focus of School Community Leadership)
This degree is for candidates who hold an elementary or secondary teaching certificate. The 36 hour, two-year program in School Community Leadership is designed for teachers who want to assume leadership roles within their schools. Students complete 18 hours of core courses and 18 hours of elective courses. The array of electives offered allows students to explore a wide variety of topics, including school administration, Catholic education, counseling and special education. Study within specific elective areas may allow students the opportunity to earn additional certification.
Those interested in obtaining an administrative certificate while pursuing the M.S. in Educational Leadership may opt to participate in a three-year program of study within Educational Leadership that includes certification in elementary or secondary school administration. Candidates for this special track will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Master of Science in Counseling
Counselor Education at Creighton is designed to meet the needs, at the master's level, of those interested in various counseling roles and student development services (student personnel). As such, the program is divided into areas of specialization with each designed to develop the competencies demanded of an individual embarking on a career in one of these areas. Such individuals usually are employed by school systems employment services, colleges or community agencies. To be employed in a school system, a counselor must be certified by a state department of education. In many states, counselor certification demands a teaching certificate and evidence of at least two years of successful teaching experience. It also should be noted that potential employers frequently impose additional requirements above those needed for certification, e.g., teaching experience within that system.
For more information, please visit the Counselor Education website or contact one of the Magis directors.