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.
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.
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.
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.