Leadership for Teachers and Professionals

The Master of Education or Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Leadership for Teachers and Professionals degree program is specifically designed to serve exemplary teachers and other licensed professionals who work in an education setting who are capable and interested in assuming greater professional leadership, but who want to remain in the classroom for at least some portion of their time. This program is not intended for individuals who aspire to obtain licensure to work as an educational administrator. Students must hold an elementary, secondary, or special license to be admitted to the program. The courses are steeped in the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Learning Objectives

The leadership in teacher and other licensed professionals emphasis prepares graduates to:

  • Work as leaders and mentors in their school building and other contexts.
  • Attain the knowledge, skills and abilities to serve in leadership and mentoring roles and work with adult learners, facilitate and lead change as well as coach other teachers or licensed professionals at all stages in their careers.
  • Assume leadership roles that includes but not limited to managing or leading from the middle, including designing, managing, and leading school-level projects, mentoring other teachers/professionals, and technology integration.