Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Teacher Leadership

Hybrid or 100% Online 33 credit hours * 20 months

Affordable Tuition

$187/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay

Program Highlights & Benefits

Blended classroom instruction or fully synchronous online for multiple learning styles

20 month completion time, including breaks

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes

For

Certified teachers with a desire to obtain a non-administrative leadership role in their school while they continue to teach in the classroom. Candidates admitted to the M. Ed. in Teacher Leadership must hold a Georgia professional T-4 certificate and have at least 1 year of certified teaching experience.

The purpose of this program is to prepare classroom teachers to develop as leaders who will facilitate the design and implementation of sustained, intensive, and job-embedded professional learning in their schools and districts. Participants in this program will also possess the understandings that enable them to use fundamental research methods to address educational problems and assume leadership roles beyond the classroom.

How You Learn

This program is available in two formats: blended or synchronous online. You will select the option that you prefer.

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face or online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class.  Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.

Synchronous Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, an online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. during which you are required to sign in and actively participate. These synchronous online class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.

*Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 or an identified writing deficiency may be considered for provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be required to take one or more writing classes prior to or during the first semester. Decisions about additional admission requirements are determined by the University Graduate Council after a complete review of all materials presented by the applicant.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned a Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership. Recommendation for a Service (S) certificate P-12 requires a passing score on the Teacher Leadership GACE. Once the GACE is passed, students will receive a level T-5 certificate upgrade.” Remove the phrase “Students who do not wish to earn a Master of Education degree may choose to complete the 19 Hours denoted with a † below to earn an Endorsement in Teacher Leadership.

Degree Requirements

Advanced Professional Knowledge:

Course #TitleHours
EDU 604Observation and Analysis3
EDU 615Education Law3
EDU 620Applying Technologies for Effective Instruction3
 Hours:9

Research and Inquiry Skills:

Course #TitleHours
EDU 619Action Research for the Teacher Leader3
EDU 617Using Data to Improve Schools3
 Hours:6

Professional and Ethical Practice:

Course #TitleHours
RSC 600Intro to Graduate Programs3
EDU 602Teacher as Leader and Mentor3
EDU 611Leading the Professional Learning Community3
EDU 618Building Collaborative Teams3
EDU 630Teacher Leadership Residency I3
EDU 631Teacher Leadership Residency II3
 Hours:18
 Total Program Hours:33
Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.

Candidates must also meet the following requirements:

  • The name of a school-based mentor to serve on the Candidate Support Team throughout the program.