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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Leadership, M.A.

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(Major Code: 08295) (SIMS Code: 331936)

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership is intended to prepare effective classroom teachers for new leadership roles at their institutions by providing new knowledge and leadership skills, furthering a sense of inquiry within the realm of institutional change, and providing a scholarly community of educators with similar career goals and trajectories. Graduates of the program will have the skills to be effective in roles such as assessment leader, curriculum leader, instructional coach, master teacher, and mentor. Graduates of the program will understand collective efficacy, its impact on an institution, and the expectation they contribute to building it. Graduates will develop a deep understanding of high-quality instruction. Graduates will also know how to influence the learning and practice of adults from a parallel position of authority.

To apply for admission to the Teacher Leadership program, a student must complete an application for admission to both the university and the Department of Educational Leadership. All applications should include two letters of recommendation from two supervisory administrators. Upon admission to the university and the program, all students will discuss the degree curriculum with the graduate adviser during the first semester in the program.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Doctoral Degrees  and Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

The Comprehensive Examination

This written examination, designed to evaluate the achievement in the specific area of the student’s concentration, is required of all candidates for the master’s degree in educational leadership. A student is eligible to take the comprehensive examination only after advancement to candidacy.

Specific Requirements

A minimum of 30 units to include:

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