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MS Instructional Leadership

MS Instructional Leadership

This degree is intended for individuals who teach or lead programs in grades K through 12. The Instructional Leadership Masters Degree provides flexibility through electives that may be taken in specific areas to enhance the candidate's area of concentration. This masters leads to an initial School Specialist license with endorsement in Teacher Leader which enables you to become an instructional coach curriculum coordinator etc. This is a 35 hour masters program that can be done online. Courses also available at Metro Learning Center and/or ESU.

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What can you do with a degree in Instructional Leadership?

  • School Specialist lic. with end. in Teacher Leader
  • Instructional coach
  • Curriculum coordinator


  • Graduate Student Advisory Council

Requirements and Courses

  • 2.5 on the last 60 undergraduate hours
  • Completion of GRE or MAT
  • Completion of departmental graded application form/essays
  • Supervisor's personal references (2 completed by supervising adms.)
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Additional Program Requirements 

  • Complete the Disposition Guidelines form
  • Copy of valid teaching certificate in public schools
  • Complete Comprehensive Exam at the end of the program


  • Currently one Graduate Teaching Assistant position
  • Minimum stipend approximately $7200 for fall/spring semesters
  • Must work 20 hrs. per week
  • Full tuition waiver each semester (must pay fees)
  • Subsidized graduate assistant health insurance available
  • Must apply at

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Program can be completed online.

Courses are available at the Metro Leaning Center in Kansas City and ESU.