Developed collaboratively by a team of K-12 teachers, administrators, and Carthage professors, the leadership in teaching concentration prepares educators for leadership roles in site-based management, curriculum developments, assessment programs, and data-based decision making.

Innovative coursework on curriculum issues, assessment, professionalism, and action research enables teachers to develop professionally as the educational environment continues to change.

All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

Teacher Leadership Requirements (38-40 credits)

M.ED. CORE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)

ALL STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (2-4 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)

CHOOSE ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING (4 CREDITS)

  • EDU 5110 Curricular Issues (4 credits)
  • EDU 5050 Leadership in Sport (4 credits)

CHOOSE FIVE (5) OF THE FOLLOWING (20 CREDITS)

  • EDU 5030 Evidence-Based Decision-Making (4 credits)
  • EDU 5140 Development of Curricula (4 credits)
  • EDU 5150 Student Achievement and Learning (4 credits)
  • EDU 5160 Professionalism and Leadership in Today’s Schools (4 credits)
  • EDU 5281 English Language Learner: Methods and Study in Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5282 Culturally Responsive Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDU 5285 Fundamentals of Linguistics for Teachers of Diverse Learners (4 credits)

Teacher Leadership with Reading License #5017 Requirements (50-52 credits)

M.ED. CORE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

All M.Ed. candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)

ALL STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (2-4 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)

CHOOSE ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING (4 CREDITS)

  • EDU 5110 Curricular Issues (4 credits)
  • EDU 5050 Leadership in Sport (4 credits)

THEN COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING (32 CREDITS):

  • EDU 5230 Reading and Research in Multicultural Children’s and Young Adult Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5340 Psycholinguistics and Developing Effective Readers in Content Area (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5350 Seminar in Reading Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5360 Supervision, Administration, Guiding, and Directing Reading Programs (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5370 Field Experience in Supervision, Administration, Guiding, and Directing Reading Programs (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5410 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5420 Diagnostic and Remediation Techniques for Reading Disabilities (K-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 5430 Practicum A and B in Reading Disabilities (K-12) (4 credits)

Please note: EDU 5360 and EDU 5370 will be taken post-master’s degree. All courses necessary for the Reading License #316 must be taken first.