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A Study of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program at the University of Central Florida: Standards Alignment and Student Perceptions

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2013
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This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the University of Central Florida's Master's Program in Educational Leadership. This study was a mixed mode study which used archival data, survey data, interviews, and Florida Educational Leadership Examination results. Research questions were developed to address how course content in the University of Central Florida's Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program aligned with the following standards and competencies: (a) the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), (b) the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), (c) the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS), (d) the Florida Principal Leadership Standards (FPLS), and (e) the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE). Graduates' perceptions of the University of Central Florida's Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program and results of Florida Educational Leadership examination results for 2009-2012 were analyzed.Courses were found to meet all standards very well. There were a few standards that were not addressed directly in syllabi. Faculty interviews, however, revealed content was addressed in the actual coursework. Students, overall, were positive in their survey responses as to their satisfaction with the program. Finally, UCF students' FELE scores greatly exceeded the state average for all students, indicating that the UCF Educational Leadership courses and experiences were effective in preparing students for this examination.
Title: A Study of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program at the University of Central Florida: Standards Alignment and Student Perceptions.
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Name(s): Santostefano, Vickie, Author
Murray, Barbara, Committee Chair
Murray, Kenneth, Committee Member
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Hutchinson, Cynthia, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the University of Central Florida's Master's Program in Educational Leadership. This study was a mixed mode study which used archival data, survey data, interviews, and Florida Educational Leadership Examination results. Research questions were developed to address how course content in the University of Central Florida's Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program aligned with the following standards and competencies: (a) the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), (b) the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), (c) the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS), (d) the Florida Principal Leadership Standards (FPLS), and (e) the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE). Graduates' perceptions of the University of Central Florida's Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program and results of Florida Educational Leadership examination results for 2009-2012 were analyzed.Courses were found to meet all standards very well. There were a few standards that were not addressed directly in syllabi. Faculty interviews, however, revealed content was addressed in the actual coursework. Students, overall, were positive in their survey responses as to their satisfaction with the program. Finally, UCF students' FELE scores greatly exceeded the state average for all students, indicating that the UCF Educational Leadership courses and experiences were effective in preparing students for this examination.
Identifier: CFE0004929 (IID), ucf:49605 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-08-01
Ed.D.
Education, Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Doctoral
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Subject(s): educational leadeship -- masters programs -- program review -- effectiveness -- FELE
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004929
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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