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Potential MAEDL Degree Timeline

This is a hypothetical timeline that shows how a student can complete the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree program at Thomas Edison State University in about 18 months.

To demonstrate how you could progress through the program over an 18-month period, we are using the January term as your first term and move through the program during the four graduate terms offered each year. Each term is 12 weeks.

The timeline is informational in nature and does not represent an actual program plan. Enrolled graduate students work with our deans and academic advisors to develop a program plan that maps out how a student will complete their degree and whether they can transfer previously earned graduate credits or earn graduate credit for what they know through prior learning assessment.

Term (runs for 12 weeks) Courses To Take Credits
First Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
EDL-500: Effective Leadership: From Theory to Practice

EDL-670: Technology for Instructions and Administration
3

3
Second Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
EDL-520: Standards-Based Curriculum Development, Pre K-12

EDL-530: Critical Issues in Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Pre K-12
3

3
Third Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of July
EDL-540: Curriculum Leadership and Supervision

EDL-550: School Law
3

3
Fourth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of October
EDL-660: Human Resources Administration

EDL-510: The Inquiry Process
3

3
Fifth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of January
EDL-680: Budget Forecasting and Fiscal Planning

EDL-700: Field-based Practicum
3

3
Sixth Graduate Term:
Starts beginning of April
EDL-690: Developing School and Community Partnerships

EDL-710: Professional Portfolio Development
3

3

*This timeline is based on the 36-credit Building Leadership track of the MA in Educational Leadership. The District Leadership track is a 42-credit program that includes two additional courses, which would typically be completed during additional graduate terms.