- School Leadership / Middle and Secondary Teacher Education
- Graduate Programs
- Instructional Leadership Masters
Instructional Leadership Masters
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 is a 35 hour masters program. This program does not lead to Building Level licensure.
Satisfactory completion of admission requirements, the comprehensive examination (completed in one of the final two semesters), and all course work are required to be eligible for graduation.
23 credit hours of Core Courses
|ED 818||Professional Development and the Adult Learner||3 credit hours|
|ED 819||Mentoring and Coaching||3 credit hours|
|ED 535||Cultural Awareness||3 credit hours|
|ED 820||Curriculum Leadership: Models and Strategies||3 credit hours|
|ED 887||Developing Authentic Assessments||3 credit hours|
|ED 898||Practicum in Instructional Leadership (to be taken last semester)||3 credit hours|
|EA 885||Human Relations & Group Processes||2 credit hours|
|ER 752||Analysis of Research||3 credit hours|
|Total||23 credit hours|
12 credit hours from the following approved elective list:
|EA830||School Leadership Theory 3 cr||EL721||Reading Theory & Lit Practices, Elem 3 cr|
|EA849||Educational Law 3 cr||EL821||Curr Dev & Strategy Instr in Reading 3 cr|
|EA773||Adv. Ed Psychology 3 cr||IT727||Integrating Tech Uses in Educ 2 or 3 cr hrs|
|ED833||Beliefs, Values & Issues 3 cr||IT743||Technology Management 3 cr|
|ED837||Brain Based Learning 3 cr||PY864||Creative Teaching & Learning 3 cr|
|ED865||Adv. Theory & Practice Tchg 3 cr||PY743||Leadership 3 cr|
|ED886||Designing Instructional Prog 3 cr||SD800||Consultation/Collaboration 3 cr|
|EL721||Reading Theory & Lit Practices, Elem 3 cr||
|Assessment in Schools 3 cr|
Students must follow the graduate degree procedures of the Department of School Leadership/Middle and Secondary Teacher Education and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Emporia State University. The criteria for admission include the following:
1. GPA (a minimum of 2.5 on last 60 undergraduate hours) - Official transcripts sent to the Graduate office
2. Completion of either the Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test scores [MAT Dates]
3. Successful Completion of the Departmental Graded Essay Form. (form)
4. Supervisor’s Personal References (two references completed by supervising administrators on forms provided) (form)
5. Complete the Disposition form, sign and return the last page. (form)
6. Copy of teaching certificate
7. Completion of Comprehensive exam at the end of the program - sign up through the department
8. ESU faculty approval utilizing the ‘Graduate Admissions Rating Form’
Admission points are assigned on each of the above elements. The stronger the performance, the greater the number of points assigned. Admission points are totaled on the Graduate Admissions Rating Form.
Additional information regarding any of the stated criteria is available upon request. Students are urged to begin immediately upon notice of probationary acceptance to make arrangements or complete details to gain degree candidacy.
ADMISSION AND RETENTION POLICIES
Knowledge of and compliance with the requirements for any graduate degree are primarily the responsibility of the student. Consequently, careful reading and study of the graduate catalog should be a self-imposed prerequisite for all students applying for admission to graduate study. The graduate catalog is available upon request from the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Application for admission must be made on a form provided by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Copies of official transcripts of all college credit must be supplied. (Transcripts must include the baccalaureate degree and all transfer credit that is to be applied to the master's degree.) Graduate office will not accept faxes or electronic transcripts.
All work must be completed within a seven-year period. The seven-year period begins with the semester in which the first course applied to the degree was taken.
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP MASTER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
(paraphrased requirements from the KSDE regulations for Teacher Leader Licensure)
- Must have earned a graduate degree;
- Verification of completion of a graduate-level teacher leader program and verification of successful completion of an evidence-centered assessment; or
- Verification by a teacher who has acquired the competencies established by the teacher leaders standards of successful completion of an evidence-centered assessment;
- Verification of at least one year of recent accredited experience or at least 8 semester hours of recent credit (usually covered by courses in our program);
- Verification of at least 5 years of accredited experience;
- Verification of a minimum 3.25 cum GPA on a 4.0 scale in graduate coursework;
- Verification of a currently valid professional teaching license;
If they are not a current practicing teacher leader in their school, they must complete the approved program for teacher leader (our instructional leadership program) and complete the evidence-centered assessment. The evidence-centered assessment measures both subject matter knowledge and performance, which allows the teacher leader initial license to be at the professional school specialist license level.
Plus they have to apply for the license. It is an initial professional school specialist license with an endorsement for teacher leader they will be applying to receive.