Master of Education Educational Leadership
Cheryl The, Chair; Heather Archer Wilson, Michael England, Program Director and Certification Officer;
Staff: Michelle Quiej, Administrative Assistant
Adjunct: Donna Berkner, Raul Clarke, Paul Des Jardins, Randy Gillam, Kisha Norris, Marcel Sargeant
Aims of the Graduate Education Program
The Master of Education program at Southwestern Adventist University is designed to develop and deliver an education program that ensures the highest of teacher preparation and performance. Southwestern is a recognized contributor in the field of educational research and practice through effective teaching, quality research, and meaningful service. The University is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning in all educational environments, at all levels, and for all students, especially graduate Christian education within the Adventist system of values.
The specific aims of the MEd Program are as follows:
To promote excellence in graduate education through teaching, research, and service.
To prepare competent teachers, administrators, and other professional specialists for service in the field of education.
To conduct research, disseminate new knowledge and develop applications of existing knowledge.
To improve human cognitive, academic, physical, emotional, social development and performance.
Each MEd student is required to successfully pass a comprehension examination. Detailed information about the exam is provided by the Program Director. The exam must be taken during the last semester before anticipated graduation.
Required of all MEd students:
Educational Leadership Concentration Requirements
Eighteen semester hours to be selected from the following courses: