Master of Arts (M.A.)

Teacher Leadership

in Curriculum & Instruction

Online 33 major credits * 20 months

Affordable Tuition

$177/mo

*if using financial aid

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Format and course schedule designed for working educators

Program Highlights & Benefits

Upon completion, you are recommended for graduate level licensure in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction

Focuses on theoretical foundations and practical applications of teacher leadership

Affordable tuition

No special computer skills required, user friendly format

What You Learn

This program is for current school teachers who wish to enhance their leadership skills, pedagogy expertise, and career opportunities by earning a Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction.

The M.A. in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction includes thirty-three semester hours focusing on theoretical foundations and practical applications of teacher leadership. Students explore current research and professional literature, deepen content knowledge, forge new professional connections, and create new ways of thinking and doing. Students may choose a traditional K-12 Teacher Leadership in C & I program or a concentration in Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education, Christian School Education, Elementary Grades Education, Middle Grades Education, Rural Education, or Urban Education. The program also includes a customized internship in conjunction with the last three courses taken by students.

How You Learn

The program is designed to offer the depth of a concentration and the breadth of a cross-disciplinary perspective to develop curricular leaders who can shape educational practices at all levels.

Fully Online: You will log into Blackboard to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and complete group activities. While there are no face-to-face meetings, some of the activities may include chats, discussion boards, recorded and/or live webinars, and various web links for viewing. Your classes will operate in Blackboard and each semester’s final projects will be submitted in an electronic portfolio in Taskstream. Upon full acceptance to the online program you will be required to complete online certification to verify your proficiency in an online environment.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction and will be recommended for graduate-level licensure in Curriculum & Instruction, which requires a satisfactory score on the Praxis II exam. Students enrolled in the Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education concentration will be recommended for AIG licensure after the completion of the first two courses in the program. Students completing the program typically work as teacher leaders within their own classrooms, as Curriculum or Instructional Leaders supporting other teachers within a site or district, as mentors/coaches for colleagues, and/or as instructors for undergraduate teacher candidates.

Prerequisites

Students in the M.A. Teacher Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction program must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 grade point average for all coursework beyond high school. Three years of teaching experience is strongly recommended. In order to obtain graduate-level licensure, students must hold initial licensure. All candidates, upon successful completion of coursework, will be eligible to take the necessary Curriculum Specialist Praxis Exam and will be recommended for licensure in North Carolina. Individual candidates outside of NC will need to contact their state Department of Public Instruction for information concerning reciprocity and specific licensure requirements.

Degree Requirements

CourseTitleHours
First Semester
EDUC 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 676, 677
Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Curriculum and Instruction for Teacher Leaders (depending on student’s choice of program)
 
Second Semester – All MTLCI candidates will take the following course (6 credit hours):
EDUC 681
Leading Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Populations
6
Third Semester – All MTLCI candidates will take the following courses (7 credit hours total):
EDUC 682
Measurement, Assessment, and Action Research for Teacher Leaders
6
EDUC 696
Teacher Leader Internship Seminar
1
Fourth Semester – All MTLCI candidates will take the following courses (7 credit hours total):
EDUC 683
Current Issues and Special Topics for Teacher Leaders
6
EDUC 696
Teacher Leader Internship Seminar
1
Fifth Semester – All MTLCI candidates will take the following courses (7 credit hours total):
EDUC 684
Teaching and Leading Literacy Instruction
6
EDUC 696
Teacher Leader Internship Seminar
1
 Total Credit Hours:33
Please Note:

This is not an official schedule and your cohort may take these courses in a different order.