Master of Arts in Education School Improvement, Rank I


For experienced teachers who already hold a teaching certificate and a Master's degree in education or certifiable content area who wish to earn their second Master's degree in education.

What You Learn:

The M.A.Ed. School Improvement, Rank I program includes a core curriculum designed to help candidates acquire the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for teacher leadership roles in schools and districts. The M.A.Ed. School Improvement, Rank I program takes teacher leadership to a higher level, in that candidates are required to examine various data sources for their school, investigate school needs, and develop and implement a research-based plan for school improvement. In addition to the core curriculum, you will select one of the following endorsement/certification options to add to your certificate:

How You Learn:

This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, materials, webinars or chats, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 20 months.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Master of Arts in Education degree in School Improvement, Rank 1. A passing score on the appropriate Praxis exam may be required to receive your selected endorsement option.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
EDU 600 Leaders as Scholars: Philosophical Foundations and Issues in Education 3
Choose One:
EDU 602 Reading, Writing, and Thinking: Promoting Comprehension and Engagement through Effective Literacy Practices 3
EDU 516 Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction K-12 3
EDU 604 Instructional Coaching: Building Teacher Capacity through Mentoring and Collaboration 3
Choose One:
EDU 606 Educational Technology for the 21st Century Learner 3
Elective Approved Technology Elective 3
EDU 608 Using Data for Instructional Decision-Making 3
EDU 609 Practicum for School Leaders 3
ENDORSEMENT Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.