Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership

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Traditional - 36 Credits

The Master of Arts in Education: Instructional Leadership is designed to enhance the competencies, knowledge and skills of educational professionals in the areas of design, implementation, practice and assessment of instructional programs. The MA is designed to equip professional educators with the skills necessary to become master teachers and instructional leaders in public and private schools as well as corporate and non-profit organizations. This program is designed to be utilized by public and private school teachers, as well as by corporate and nonprofit institution educational personnel.

Graduate Grading Policy for Education Degrees

Graduate students must:

  • achieve a grade of "B" or higher in each course
  • must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree
  • Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) will be dismissed from the program.
  • A graduate student who has received a grade of C must repeat the course.
  • No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.
  • If a student repeats a course in which a grade of C has been received, both the original grade and the repeated grade will count in the GPA. The original grade of C will be used to determine eligibility to stay in or to be removed from the program.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA 3.0.
  • No GRE/GMAT required.
  • Teaching Certification or Educational Services Certificate - Please send a copy of your standard certificate or your Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing with your application. (If you do not have a teaching certificate please contact the Transfer Admissions Office at 1-877-236-4723.)

Program Goals

  • To develop master teachers and instructional leaders
  • To enhance the instructional competencies and knowledge of members of the education profession
  • To provide educational institutions and/or organizations with master teachers skilled in the art of designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing instructional programs
  • To enrich and foster an understanding of individual differences and how they can be addressed
  • To foster collaboration among instructional professionals from educational institutions and corporate organizations
  • To develop an understanding of outcome and performance based assessment
  • To enable individuals to understand, interpret and extend research in the field of educational psychology, instructional leadership, staff development and curriculum development

Instructional Leadership Audit Sheet

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