School Leadership Institute Program

The School Leadership Institute Program at the University of Mary prepares teachers to become effective administrators and school leaders. This new and unique program at the university can be completed in three years, with students taking online courses during the school year and participating in an innovative, two-week session on Mary’s Bismarck campus each summer.

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The University of Mary is looking forward to adding this program to its Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Please let us know if you are interested in this program by completing a short form.

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School Leadership Institute Program Highlights

By completing the School Leadership Institute Program, students earn their Masters of Education in Elementary or Secondary School Administration. Upon completion, students also receive a North Dakota Schools Administrator Credential.

  1. Integrated, Inquiry-Based Learning

    The two-week summer sessions are taught from an integrated, inquiry-based teaching model that infuses content from three different courses. You'll work with a team of three faculty members in small, seminar-style classes to explore course topics in depth, but in an integrated and applied format that will allow you to gain subject-mastery knowledge and the leadership skills needed to help you become an effective school administrator.

  2. Action Research Focus

    Students will be immersed in action research with other students in the institute to solve current school or student-based problems.  Student research will be led by fulltime faculty, but students will work collaboratively in teams to address or find solutions to these problems.
  3. Scholarship Opportunities

    Selected candidates will be provided summer residency academic scholarships based on school support, academic qualifications, interview score, and professional recommendations.

  4. Selection Process

    Acceptance to this selective institute includes an application and an interview process to facilitate the opportunity for you to participate in shared inquiry with highly skilled and motivated peers.

Course Requirements

Session Summer I (Summer 2018)

  • EDU 566 - School Curriculum K-12 (3 credits)
  • EDU 570 - Differentiated Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDU 620 - Integrating Technology (2 credits)

School Year (one of the following)

  • EDU 692 - Internship: Secondary/Elementary Administration (2 credits)
  • EDU 632 - School Law (2 credits)
  • EDU 634 - School Finance (2 credits)

Session Summer II (Summer 2019)

  • EDU 551 - Critique and Design of Research (2 credits)
  • EDU 565 - Statistics (3 credits)
  • EDU 700 - Research Seminar I (1 credit)

School Year

  • EDU 701 - Research Seminar II (1 credit)

+ One of the following:

  • EDU 692 - Internship: Secondary/Elementary Administration (2 credits)
  • EDU 632 - School Law (2 credits)
  • EDU 634 - School Finance (2 credits)

Session Summer III (Summer 2020)

  • EDU 545 - School Administration (2 credits)
  • EDU 527 - Management Theory and Personnel (3 credits)
  • EDU 665 - School Culture and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

School Year (one of the following)

  • EDU 692 - Internship: Secondary/Elementary Administration (2 credits)
  • EDU 632 - School Law (2 credits)
  • EDU 634 - School Finance (2 credits)

Session Summer IV (Summer 2021)

  • EDU 531 - Ethics in Education and Human Performance (2 credits)
  • EDU 567 - Diversity in Culture and Human Relations (2 credits)
  • EDU 704 - Research Presentation (3 credits)

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