Master of Arts in Education

Teaching and Leadership

This program is designed for certified, employed education personnel who desire to enhance their competencies as practitioners in school settings.

The teaching and leadership program is a field-based master's program, and offered in a hybrid (part face to face and online) delivery model. It is designed to provide the credit hours and student contact time of a conventional campus-based master's degree program in education under conditions that are convenient to practicing educators. The site-based program is a sequence of courses that examines the research on effective schools, instruction and staff development while building competence in the use of applied research methodologies. The program is offered at a limited number of sites approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. 

Program Requirements (32 Credit Hours)

EDGTL 520 Technology for Educators (2)
EDGTL 521 Active Learning (3)
EDGTL 522 Foundations of Teacher Leadership (3)
EDGTL 523 Introduction to Research: Practice and Theory       (3)
EDGTL 525 Learner Centered Instruction (3)
EDGTL 526 Critical Issues in Diversity (3)
EDGTL 527 Authentic Assessment (3)
EDGTL 528 Literacy in the Content Area* (3)
EDGTL 529 Teachers Leadership in Action (3)
EDGTL 532 Action Research Project I (3)
EDGTL 533 Action Research Project II (3)

*EDGTL 528 is cross listed with EDGIP 550 Literacy in the Content Area.

( ) = credit hours / / = classroom hours