Degree Requirements Department of Organization & Management, 2004/2005

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Practicum Requirements

Students in all degree programs offered by the Department of Organization & Management are required to do a minimum of two semesters of practicum work in an appropriate setting. The practicum generally takes place beginning in the second or third semester, concurrent with coursework.

MS in Management
MEd in Administration & Supervision without Certification
MEd in Administration & Supervision with Certification as a School Principal


Master of Science in Management

MS—40 credits

To earn the degree of MS, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits, distributed as follows (course credit value denoted in parentheses):

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organization Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Systems Theories and the Organizational Environment (2)
5 credits
Research & Information Technology

  • Managing Knowledge and IT Resources (3)
  • Organizational Research and Evaluation Methods (2)
5 credits
Group Dynamics & Collaboration

  • Group Dynamics (2)
  • Diversity in the Workplace (2)
4 credits
Financial Management

  • Financial Management (3)
  • Student selected courses with OMF prefix
5 credits
Human Resource Development

  • Developing Human Resources (3)
3 credits
Self Development

  • Professional Seminar (1-2)
  • Leadership and Management Theory & Practice (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
4 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models and Applications (3)
  • Organizational Strategy & Decision Making (2)
  • Practicum (5)
10 credits

Total Credits for MS in Management

40 credits

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Master of Education in Administration & Supervision without Certification

MEd without Certification—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Administration & Supervision, without certification, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits, distributed as follows (course credit value denoted in parentheses):

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organization Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Systems Theories and the Organizational Environment (2)
5 credits
Research & Information Technology

  • Managing Knowledge and IT Resources (3)
  • Organizational Research and Evaluation Methods (2)
5 credits
Group Dynamics & Collaboration

  • Group Dynamics (2)
  • Diversity in the Workplace (2)
4 credits
Financial Management

  • Financial Management (3)
3 credits
Human Resource Development

  • Developing Human Resources (3)
3 credits
Self Development

  • Professional Seminar (1-2)
  • Leadership and Management Theory & Practice (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
4 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models and Applications (3)
  • Organizational Strategy & Decision Making (2)
  • Practicum (5)
10 credits
Electives 6 credits

Total Credits for MEd
in Administration & Supervision without Certification

40 credits

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Master of Education in Administration & Supervision with School Principal Certification

MEd—40 credits

To earn the MEd degree in Administration & Supervision, with certification, you must:

  1. enter the program having completed three years of teaching experience,
  2. satisfy the practicum requirement in a public school,
  3. successfully complete a course in Curriculum Development and/or Learning Theory, and,
  4. successfully complete a minimum of 40 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area

Systems & Strategic Thinking

  • Perspectives on Organization Theory & Behavior (3)
  • Systems Theories and the Organizational Environment (2)
5 credits
Research & Information Technology

  • Managing Knowledge and IT Resources (3)
  • Organizational Research and Evaluation Methods (2)
5 credits
Group Dynamics & Collaboration

  • Group Dynamics (2)
  • Diversity in the Workplace (2)
4 credits
Financial Management

  • School Finance (3)
3 credits
Human Resource Development

  • Developing Human Resources (3)
3 credits
Self Development

  • Professional Seminar (1-2)
  • Leadership and Management Theory & Practice (1)
  • Ethics & Social Responsibility (1)
4 credits
Purposeful Systemic Change

  • Change Models and Applications (3)
  • Organizational Strategy & Decision Making (2)
  • Practicum (8)
13 credits
School Law/School Issues

  • School Law (1)
  • Critical Issues in Education (2)
3 credits

Total Credits for MEd in Administration
& Supervision with School Principal Certification

40 credits