Transforming Education through Expert Leadership
Preferential Application Deadline: February 4, 2013
- To be considered for preferential admissions, applicants must take the GRE by February 4 and have all other requested documents and the application submitted on February 4, 2013. GRE scores do not have to be received by February 4.
- Telephone Interviews (by invitation only) will be conducted February 18 - March 1. If invited to participate in a telephone interview, expect the call to last about an hour.
- Assessment Centers (by invitation only) will be held March 12, 13, 16, 23 and 30. Each invited candidate will engage in a four hour Assessment Center process on one of the dated previously listed dates.
General Application Deadline: March 25, 2013
- To be considered for cohort 3, all requested documents, including GRE scores must be submitted March 25, 2013.
- Telephone Interview and Assessment Center dates will be announced soon.
Join us for an Information Session
Thursday, March 7
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Teaching Trust Office
1825 Market Center Blvd., Suite 260
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Are you a highly motivated individual who wants to lead an URBAN school?
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- Are you committed to increasing social equity through public education?
- Have you considered obtaining an advanced degree?
- Do you have at least 2 years of successful teaching experience?
- Do you have leadership potential?
- Are you ready to take the next step?
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with Urban School Specialization is designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions in urban schools. The program is designed to take an experiential approach to educational leadership which emphasizes the unique and complex challenges leaders face in urban schools. This highly selective program seeks candidates who are committed to increasing social equity through public education.
Benefits Unique to the Program
- Texas Principal Certification
- Practical experience with an emphasis on action learning rather than lectures.
- Second year residency on an urban school campus
- Mentoring program supported by successful school principals
- Emphasis on organizational leadership featuring SMU Cox Business school faculty
- Leverages the latest successes and best practices in urban school design from across the U.S.
- Courses taught by experienced school leaders and Cox Business School professors
- Significant scholarship availability to ensure affordability
- Development of skills that span across various industries
- Leadership development from nationally recognized programs
- Dallas ISD
- Uplift Education
- Irving ISD
- DeSoto ISD
- KIPP DFW
- Lancaster ISD
This 45-hour degree program is designed for working professionals and can be completed in two years including two summer sessions. Students take courses in a prescribed sequence through two 7-week modules in the fall, two 7-week modules in the spring, and a 4-week module during the first summer of enrollment and a two-week module during the second summer of enrollment. During the fall and spring academic terms, classes meet for approximately 3 1/2 hours on Wednesday evenings and 3 1/2 hours on Saturdays (*during the first half of each semester, class will meet all day on Saturdays). Summer session classes meet 4 or 5 days per week, with the exception of Field Studies, which meets on an as-needed basis.
The second year is a campus based residency (12 credit hours) where candidates will be paired with a mentor principal and clinical faculty member. Candidates will gain experience and apply their skills in a urban setting, while receiving support, coaching and feedback that will prepare candidates for principalship.
The program cost is a flat rate based on scholarships available through the Teaching Trust. Information on the Office of Financial Aid at SMU is available at http://smu.edu/Financial_Aid/. FAFSA deadline is February 1, 2013 for Summer I enrollment.
Faculty is drawn from professors in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Cox School of Business. Visiting professors and guest lecturers will also contribute to the offerings of the program.
For More Information
For questions about our program, please view our Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit the Teaching Trust's website at www.teachingtrust.org