Master of Education Degree in Teacher Leadership
The Master of Education degree in Teacher Leadership, which contains four strands, is designed to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher and uses a praxis model that ties theory and practice together, in each course.
The program strives to develop reflective educators who can be change agents in the lives of their students, in their school and communities and culminates with two capstone courses: Critical Reflections Seminar and Action Practicum, or by completion of the Thesis Option. The degree requires twenty-one hours of core courses and fifteen hours of electives, which are specific to the student's selected strand.
Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited international institution. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide an acceptable GRE or GMAT score taken within the past five years of application date, or meet other requirements per the program director’s discretion. In some circumstances, probationary status may be granted to those who do not meet minimum admission standards.Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT. Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:
An application for graduate admission.
An application fee.
An official transcript of the bachelor's degree sent to the Graduate School by the issuing institution.
An official record of the score on the aptitude portions of the GRE or GMAT, whichever is appropriate, and if required, sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency.
Four years successful employment experience (letter of recommendation from supervisor based on good evaluations)
Meet or exceed the state field test mean score on the area test of the National Teacher’s Exam