GWU Masters Program

  • Start MELS 601 Executive Leadership in a 21st Century Change Environment (6 hrs.)

    Examines current trends and issues in education. Candidates will examine controversial issues and determine strategies for leading school staffs to beneficial decisions. Provides theoretical and practical experiences in dealing with the day-to-day functions of the school principal. Candidates will learn to address issues involving leadership, conflict management, the change process, communications, and organization.
  • Completion

    Complete all requirements for MELS 601
  • Start MELS 602 Research and Assessment for 21st Century Executive Leaders (6 hrs.)

    Focuses on current research that addresses problems experienced by school executives in the 21st Century. The student will learn the basic principles of research and use those principles to investigate the research literature that addresses an identified problem in their school or district. Utilizing accepted research criteria with sound support from the literature, the student will be better equipped to resolve educational problems and dilemmas in today's schools and school systems. Provides ca
  • Begin Course Timeline

    Create timelime of the GWU Masters Program
  • CITI Cretification

    Begin CITI Cretification
    17 Modules required for certification.
    Students engaged in research in an educational environment should understand the precautions that need to be taken to protect the identity of the subjects and the integrity of the research project. The CITI Certification program utilizes the Belmont Report as the basis for certifying student so that their research will pass Institution Review Board scrutiny and be approved as a research project. All students in the MELS Program are
  • Module 1 Reading assignments

    Module 1 - Introduction
    • Chapter 1 - Introduction to Educational Research
    • Chapter 2 – Introduction to Educational Assessment
    • Chapter 3 - Ethics
  • Review 1C Investigation

    Investigate areas of improvements outlined by the SIT Team.
  • Complete 2A, B, and C

    Submit for Evaluation into Taststream.
  • START Research of Best Practices

    Conduct a research study reflecting various teacher empowerment and leadership best practices found in the current literature.
    The literature review should cover both of these topics with the focus of improving student and learning and empowering teachers to improve student learning through leadership. Each major topic should have a minimal of 10 citations to support the evidence being investigated. The student should synthesize the literature and cohesively present the findings in two separate
  • Review 1D Reflection

    Review work from 1D. Elaborate on reflection.
  • 2A AAPTEL Research

    Start 2A, B, C, D, and E
  • START PLC Checklist of best practices

    Ask PLC Memers to establish benchmarks for the implementation of our Action Plan.
    Show what has already been established AND where it aligns with the research of best practices.
    Work on CITI Cretification
  • Module 2

    Module 2 - Topic, Problem, Issue Identification
    • Chapter 4 – Selecting and Defining a Research Topic
    • Chapter 5 – Deciding on an area of focus
  • Module 3

    Module 3 - Literature Review/Theoretical Framework
    • Chapter 6 – Reviewing the Literature
    Work on CITI Certification
  • Module 4

    Module 4 - Writing a Research Plan/Sampling
    • Chapter 7 – Planning and Evaluating a Research Plan
    • Chapter 8 - Selecting a Sample
    Work on CITI Certification
  • Module 5.1

    Module 5.1 - Instruments
    • Chapter 9 – Selecting Measurement Instruments
    • Chapter 10 – Reliability for Teachers
    • Chapter 11 – Validity for Teachers
    Finish up CITI Certification
  • Complete CITI Cretification

    CITI Cretification completed!!
  • Module 5.2

    Module 5.2 - Instruments
    • Chapter 12 – The Development and Use of Selected Response Items
    • Chapter 13 – The Development and Use of Constructed Response Items
    • Chapter 14 – Performance Assessments and Portfolios
  • Module 5.3

    Module 5.3 - Instruments
    • Chapter 15 – Use of Aptitude Tests in Schools
    • Chapter 16 – Assessment of Behaviors and Personalities
    • Chapter 17 – Assessment Accommodations
  • Complete 2D and E

    Submit to Taskstream
  • Module 6.1

    Module 6.1 - Methodologies
    • Chapter 18 – Survey Research
    • Chapter 19 – Correlational Research
  • Module 6.2

    Module 6.2 - Methodologies
    • Chapter 20 – Causal Comparative Research
    • Chapter 21 – Experimental Research
  • Module 6.3

    Module 6.3 - Methodologies
    • Chapter 22 – Case Study Research
    • Chapter 23 – Mixed-Methods Research
  • Module 6.4

    Module 6.4 - Methodologies
    • Chapter 24 – Action Research
  • Module 7

    Module 7 - Data Collection
    • Chapter 25 – Qualitative Data Collection
    • Chapter 26 – Data Collection Techniques
  • Module 8

    Module 8 - Data Analysis
    • Chapter 27 – Descriptive Statistics
    • Chapter 28 – Inferential Statistics
  • Complete 6A, B, and C

    Submit into Taskstream for Evaluation.
  • Module 9

    Module 9 - Data Analysis and Presentation
    • Chapter 29 – Data Analysis and Interpretation
    • Chapter 30 – Writing the Action Research Report
  • Start 4A, B, C, D

  • Start MELS 603 Resource Management for 21st Century Executive Leaders (6 hrs.)

    Provides knowledge concerning statutes and landmark cases that have impacted education through the years. Candidates will relate actual school situations to federal and state law. Provides practice in creating a school budget and understanding the various demands on the budget: grade levels, instructional materials, curriculum, personnel, and facility and transportation needs.
  • Start 6D and E

    Complete these to submit into Taskstream
  • Start 3C and D

    Submit to instructor
  • Continue work in 2B, C, and D

  • Continue 5B, C, D

    Submit 5B into Taskstream
  • Start MELS 604 21st Century Curriculum and Instructional Development (6 hrs.)

    Assists the candidate in identifying and understanding the learning and teaching of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the 21st Century. Includes study of appropriate instructional and evaluative methodology used to teach a diverse population of students. Provides knowledge and practice to Executive Leadership candidates in guiding teachers in effective models and strategies for teaching all students to a high level of achievement. Emphasis on differentiation of instruction for specific
  • Continue working on 1C, D, and E

    Continue working towards completion.
  • Complete 3B, C, D, and E

    Submit for evaluation.
  • Start MELS 605 21st Century School Leadership (6 hrs.)

    Prepares executives to lead schools as they face the challenges of the 21st Century. Candidates will articulate the mission, goals, and values of the school, and work to lead staff through the vehicle of a professional learning team. Provides candidates an opportunity to understand and practice the teacher supervision and evaluation process used in their state and district. Candidates will learn to base their judgments on the various levels of teacher development, with attention to cognitive rea
  • Start 6F

    Start 6F and submit to instructor.
  • Finish 1C, D, and E

  • Complete 4B and 4D

    Submit into Taskstream for evaluation
  • Complete 5C, D, and E

    Submit into Taskstream
  • Graduation !!

    Graduation !!
    Graduate with Masters Degree from GWU !!!!!