The MEd in Teacher Leadership is designed for practicing teachers to develop their skills and capacities, and understand the research that supports best practices in curriculum leadership and school improvement, instructional coaching, and professional learning facilitation.
It is a unique program driven by inquiry, experience and demonstration of competency, rather than a focus on courses or exams. A large part of the program consists of structured and independent practice in the school and classroom, and the seminar component of the program blends in person seminars with synchronous online seminars. All seminars take place on weekdays in the late afternoon. Successful candidates for the MEd in teaching are self-motivated educators who want to expand their skills as an instructional leader.
In the MEd in Teacher Leadership, you will demonstrate core teaching competency based on the 10 InTASC standards for teaching (Teacher Internship Program alumni fulfill this requirement through the Teacher Internship Program); learn about the core leadership areas of instructional coaching, facilitation, and data based inquiry; engage in advanced leadership practices that deepen, enrich and extend your leadership skills; and examine an area of interest or passion in depth through action research.