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M.S. in Teacher Leadership 

The master's degree in Teacher Leadership is a 30-credit program designed to prepare educational leaders who are capable of implementing innovative instructional approaches and enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations. The program is primarily focused on PK-12 settings. However, it can also apply to a diversity of other private and non-profit sector organizations. Students may select from three strands of specialization. 

Strand 1: Teacher Leadership

Development of skills in promoting teacher collaboration, instructional coaching, and curriculum development for diverse learners across the PK-12 spectrum.

Strand 2: Secondary Education

Developing leadership capacity for instructional strategies and innovative practices for adolescent learners.

Strand 3: Educational Policy Studies

Exploration of the social, political, philosophical, and ethical dimensions of educational policy and practice. 

Additional Features

  • All students take 9 credits of common core courses and a common 6-credit capstone experience.

  • Each strand then has its own unique content of 9 credits as well as 6 credits of electives chosen in consultation with an advisor. 

  • The 6-credit capstone course sequence offers degree candidates the opportunity to explore advanced applications of program content through completing a field-based research project. The course is taken in the fall and spring of the student’s final year in the program.  

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