A New Generation Online Program: Launching a Totally New Online Educational Leadership Master’s Degree
Gary R Tucker, Lloyd Goldsmith, Donnie Snider, Abilene Christian University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In March of 2006, the Phi Delta Kappan did a special section on Educating Leaders for Tomorrow's Schools. The focus of this special section was that university-based educational leadership preparation programs range from "inadequate to appalling." To meet the call to develop new models of educational leadership preparation that responds to the demands of the times, the College of Education and Human Services of Abilene Christian University working with Department of Distance Education created an entirely new online master's degree in educational leadership. This paper reports on the creation of this new online model from the ground up. The report includes descriptions of new concepts in graduate program design, online pedagogy, delivery, and meeting the requirements of accreditation.
Tucker, G.R., Goldsmith, L. & Snider, D. (2007). A New Generation Online Program: Launching a Totally New Online Educational Leadership Master’s Degree. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 518-522). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).