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Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum Graduate Programs

ILAC Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Elementary Education Deadlines:

  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: November 15

All other ILAC programs consider applications as they are submitted.

Master's Degrees

Courses of Study

Students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Master's Program take courses in:

  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Cultural Diversity,
  • Research Methodology, and
  • the Specialization Areas in which they are admitted.

Degree Requirements

The master's degree requires completion of 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework.  Approximately 15 hours of coursework are taken as part of the course instructional requirement.  The remaining credit hours will be completed in the specialty area.  All students must successfully complete a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.

The thesis option requires a written paper and oral defense as fulfillment of the final evaluation.  The project will require a written paper that will be a descriptive problem related to the individual's professional field.  Projects willl be evaluated by the area faculty.  Comprehensive examination questions will be determined and evaluated by area faculty.

Admission Requirements for the Master of Education Degree

Applicants for programs leading to the Master of Education degree in the Department of Instructional Leadership must present the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in any discipline as conferred by the University of Oklahoma or the equivalent, and meet all the prerequisites for graduate courses.

Prospective students are encouraged to seek additional information by contacting the graduate liaison officer in the department, Dr. Stacy Reeder.

Doctoral Degrees

Course of Study

Students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum doctoral program will take courses in: Theoretical Issues in the Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning, Cultural Diversity, Research Methodology, and the Specialization Area in which they are admitted.

New doctoral students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum program also take a proseminar the first fall of their residency to orient them to the field, introduce them to professors, administrative leaders, and fellow students on campus, and to socialize them to the ethos of doctoral study and the academy.

Doctoral programs are designed for present and prospective service faculty positions in colleges and universities, public schools, and other education and training agencies in government and the private sector.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum is directed toward the development of scholarly expertise in a field of study and is intended to serve individuals who have promise of making contributions to their areas of expertise.
 

Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Prospective students are encouraged to seek additional information by contacting the graduate liaison officer in the department, Dr. Stacy Reeder.