Curriculum

The 30-credit master of science in teacher leadership curriculum is made up of 21 credits of core requirements. The coursework is rounded out with nine elective credits, which students can use toward one of four specialized tracks:

  • Literacy Leadership
  • Math Leadership
  • Science Leadership
  • Program Improvement Leadership
Required Courses (21 credits):
Course Title Credits
EDL 501 Teacher Leadership to Transform School Culture 3
EDL 503 Leading the Instructional Program to Improve Student Learning 6
EDL 505 Research-based Literacy Practices 3
EDL 509 Leading School Improvement 6
EDL 525 Diversity in the Classroom and School Community 3
Specialization Area (pick one - 9 credits):
Literacy Leadership Track
EDL 511 Cycles of Inquiry within the Literacy Classroom 3
EDL 513 Coaching Teachers of Literacy 3
EDL 515 Action Research in Literacy Leadership 3
Mathematics Leadership Track
EDL 517 Cycles of Inquiry within the Mathematics Classroom 3
EDL 519 Coaching Teachers of Mathematics 3
EDL 521 Action Research in Mathematics Leadership 3
Science Leadership Track
EDL 531 Cycles of Inquiry within the Science Classroom 3
EDL 532 Coaching Teachers of Science 3
EDL 533 Action Research in Science Leadership 3
EDL 512* Disciplinary Core Ideas, Scientific and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts 2
Program Improvement Leadership Track
EDL 523 Leading Organizational Learning 3
EDL 527 Financing Program Improvement Initiatives 3
EDL 529 Educational Program Evaluation 3

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

*May be waived with permission from the program director.