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.
Development of skills in promoting teacher collaboration, instructional coaching, and curriculum development for diverse learners across the PK-12 spectrum.
Developing leadership capacity for instructional strategies and innovative practices for adolescent learners.
Exploration of the social, political, philosophical, and ethical dimensions of educational policy and practice.
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.