May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Leadership, M.S.Ed.

The Master of Science in Education in Teacher Leadership is a 30-credit hour degree program designed to cultivate and strengthen teacher leadership by increasing knowledge, deepening practices, and developing leadership skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment through disciplined graduate study Students take courses from a foundation core and an academic core that focuses on curriculum, teaching, and assessment.

Students then complete a concentration. A capstone completes the program. This program is administered by the Educational Leadership program.

There are two pathways for the Teacher Leadership program:

  1. An on campus program that has a self-design concentration;
  2. An accelerated online program that has a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Program Requirements

Pathway 1 (on campus):

Total Required Credits: 30

Foundations Core (15 credits)

Concentration (12 credits)

  • Select from one of the following options; prior advisor approval required Cohort or self-designed concentration
  • An approved graduate concentration or certificate*
    * If less than 12 credits, additional relevant courses required
Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Students work with a faculty member to define the capstone experience. This may include portfolio, thesis, action research project, or other appropriate format.


Course substitutions are permitted with advisor approval.

Pathway 2 (accelerated online): Concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment