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ERIC Number: ED508337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-2
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Proliferation of Masters Degrees in General Administration: Refocusing School Leadership Reform
Gahungu, Athanase
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The proliferation of inappropriate master's degrees in educational administration is a tough challenge facing efforts to reform school leadership in the nation. In the state of Illinois alone, there are 26 universities and colleges offering 32 master's degree programs in educational leadership. In all, candidates enroll in 16 different types of specializations hardly distinguishable from one another--four different types of M.A. degrees, three M.S. degrees, four M.Ed. degrees, two M.A.Ed. degrees, and three M.S.Ed. degrees. Most programs do not require a master's degree thesis. In addition, many programs have marginalized studies in social foundations of education, and some do not have specific courses of study in educational research methodology. It was recommended that states' efforts to reform school leadership start with the overhaul of master's degree programs. (Contains 44 footnotes and 5 tables.) [This work is produced by The Connexions Project and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This module is also published in the "International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation," Volume 5, Number 1 (January-March 2010).]
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois