The focus for this program is designed for those classroom teachers who are interested in increasing their job responsibilities and assuming leadership roles within their schools and districts. This degree is designed for active teachers who are not interested in becoming a principal. Rather, graduate candidates aim for leadership roles in a variety of capacities, such as department chairs, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, mentor teachers and community liaisons, in addition to other leadership positions.
The program delivery model is largely problem-based and includes instruction in online, blended and face-to-face classroom-based experiences. The program includes opportunities for field-based experiences to be completed within a K-12 educational setting to allow candidates to apply learning theory to the school environment
In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following: