Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Teacher Leadership Endorsement Only

Hybrid or 100% Online 12 credit hours * 20 months

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 Teacher Leadership Endorsement Only must have a Bachelors degree, hold a Georgia professional T-4 certificate, and 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.

*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.

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.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a certificate in Teacher Leadership. Students completing a TL Endorsement are not required to take and pass the TL GACE.

Degree Requirements

Course #TitleHours
EDU 604Observation and Analysis3
EDU 611Leading the Professional Learning Community3
EDU 618Building Collaborative Teams3
EDU 619Action Research for the Teacher Leader3
 Total Hours:12
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

*This is a non-degree program and therefore not eligible for financial aid*