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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Programs Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
Black Hall, room 214-25
Fax: 509-963-1424
    See the Web site for how these programs could be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Henry Williams, EdD

Henry Williams, EdD
James Pappas, EdD

Associate Professors
Andrea Sledge, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dennis Szal, EdD

Leona Lindvig, MEd, library media

Stephanie Harris, secretary senior

Department Information and Requirements
Programs included in the Department of Advanced Programs are masters and certification of education administration, administrative certifications in education, library media endorsement and professional certification in school administrator.

The master of education school administration or master of education an instructional leadership degree programs prepare teachers for the residency principal’s certificate or program administrator’s certificate. A student shall complete 45 credits (school administrator or instructional leadership) in an approved course of study to be developed in consultation with the graduate advisor. There are also certificate programs available.

The Library Media Program qualifies students to become library media specialists for K-12 schools in Washington. A student shall complete 27 credits of required courses. Candidates must take and pass the WEST-E in library media prior to receiving endorsement.

Professional certification school administrator is for education administrators to renew their residency Principal or Instructional Leader/Program Administrator certificates (OSPI requirement).

Program Admission Requirements
In addition to general requirements for admission into the master’s program, students desiring admission to the Department of Advanced Programs in Education must meet departmental requirements. Members of the appropriate program will review the student’s application materials from the Office of Admissions and, if deemed necessary, may meet with the student before a recommendation for admission can be made.

Required Educational
Foundations and Research Courses

EDF 510 is required of all students earning the MEd degree. The candidate further must choose at least three credits from the following: EDF 501, Educational Foundations; EDF 502, History of Education; EDF 503, Philosophy of Education; or EDF 504, Educational Measurement for Teachers. Related courses may be substituted with permission of the student’s graduate advisor or committee chair, the chair of the department, and the dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Administrative Certificates in Education
The Administrative Certification Program (ACP) qualifies students upon successful completion for their residency principal certificate or program administrator certificate in instructional leadership or in special education.


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