Education : MED Program : Instructional Leadership

MED: Instructional Leadership

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership (31 credits)

This M.Ed. program serves teachers and other educational practitioners who want advanced knowledge of leadership and classroom practice, but who do not currently aspire to become principals or administrators. It is designed to meet the needs of educators through direct application of their studies to the settings in which they work through a self-designed action research project. (Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure.)

MED Instructional Leadership Required Courses (22 credits)

  • EDUC 600 Introduction to the Masterís Degree (1)
  • EDUC 701 Understanding Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDUC 703 Introduction to Action Research (3)
  • EDUC 712 Learning Styles & Learning Theories (3)
  • EDUC 714 Integrated Curriculum and Technology (3)
  • EDUC 790 Issues of Peace, Justice, & Educational Reform (3)
  • EDUC 791 Action Research Proposal (3)
  • EDUC 793 Action Research Project & Report (3)

In addition to the required courses listed above, candidates will select three electives from either the courses listed below or other Division graduate courses with the approval of the advisor:

MED Instructional Leadership Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • EDUC 722 Cognitive Development: Theory to Practice (3)
  • EDUC 724 Social and Emotional Development: Theory to Practice (3)
  • EDUC 726 Childrenís Literature (3)
  • EDUC 728 Developing Fluent Readers and Writers (3)
  • EDUC 730 Language Development: Theory to Practice (3)
  • EDUC 733 Issues in Special Education (3)
  • EDUC 734 Special Education Law (3)
  • EDUC 740 Current Issues in Education (3)
  • EDUC 743 Education Law (3)