THE DEPARTMENT OF    COMMUNITY &    LEADERSHIP    DEVELOPMENT

 M.S. in Career, Technical and Leadership Education (CTLE)

 

The Community & Leadership Development option accommodates a wide variety of individuals from diverse settings such as administration, nonprofit organizations, communications, public service, training, and Cooperative Extension. CLD is designed to help emerging and established leaders develop the fundamental skills needed to solve community problems and work effectively for community change.

Program Plans and Requirements

Students in both the Career and Technical Education and the Community and Leadership Development options choose either a thesis plan (Plan A) which requires the students to conduct research and write and defend a thesis or a non-thesis plan (Plan B). In addition to the thesis, Plan A requires at least 24 hours of course work with a cumulative standing of 3.0 or better. Plan B requires at least 30 semester hours of course work with cumulative standing of 3.0 or better and completion of a major position paper and/or portfolio and a comprehensive exam.

The Community and Leadership Development option requires the following core courses:

  • CLD 665 Program Development and Evaluation (3 hrs.)

  • CLD 675 Community Development and Leadership Communications (3 hrs.)

  • CLD 680 Community Development Theory and Practice (3 hrs.)

  • CLD 682 Applied Research Methods in Community Development and Leadership (4 hrs.)

  • CLD 750 Practicum in Community and Leadership Development (3 hrs.)

A description of CLD courses can be found at:

Assistantships in Community & Leadership Development

The Department of Community and Leadership Development has a limited number of graduate assistantships to support qualified students in the Career, Technical and Leadership Education program. Those students who do not receive funding upon entry into the program are eligible for consideration in subsequent years. Decisions about funding are made in annual evaluations of student performance. Students must make systematic progress toward their degree to ensure continued funding for the second year of study. Students will not receive more than two years of departmental support.

Graduation Documentation (To Be Completed the Graduating Semester)

  • Application for a Graduate Degree (to be filed at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to gradaute) [PDF]

  • Request for Master's Degree Final Examination (to be filed with the Graduate School at least 2 weeks prior to the exam) [PDF]

  • Thesis Approval Form (to be completed after the thesis defense) [PDF]

  • Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Form [PDF]

     


For questions about the CTLE Graduate Program, contact:
Dr. Rosalind Harris

Director of Graduate Studies, CTLE Graduate Program

 

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