Master of Arts in Education Degree in Secondary Education-P-12 Instructional Leadership

Master of Arts in Education Degree

The Master of Arts in Education degree is awarded in the following major fields: school counseling, instructional leadership, elementary education K-6, P-12 education, secondary education, and special education: collaborative teacher K-6 and/or 6-12. Programs range from 33-48 semester hours. See specific program requirements below.

Secondary Education (6-12) (ALSDE/NCATE  Approved)
Secondary Education

Prerequisite: valid Class B professional educator certificate in the field of study.

Required Courses
ED 000Graduate Orientation0
ED 601Methods of Educational Research3
or HPE 600 Research Methods
ED 603Trends, Issues, and Diversity in Learning3
ED 605Curriculum Development3
ED 634Advanced Methods of Teaching in Grades 6-123
ED 655Evaluation in Modern Education3
EEX 605Survey of Students with Disabilities 13
CHD 604Human Growth and Development3
or ED 644 Ethics and Education
Total Hours21

Teaching field requirements listed according to each major below.  Note: Secondary education candidates may select a technology option.  See academic advisor for specific requirements.

Instructional Support Programs (P-12)

P-12 Instructional Leadership (Master’s degree program)

Prerequisite: valid Class B or Class A professional educator certification in teaching field or instructional support area.

Required Professional Education Courses
IL 690Development of Educational Human Resources3
IL 691Financial and Material Resources for School Improvement3
IL 694Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Student Learning3
IL 695Legal and Ethical Responsibilities3
IL 696Internship and Residency for Instructional Leadership3
IL 697Leadership for Successful Schools and Partnerships3
EEX 605Survey of Students with Disabilities (If not previously completed)3
Advisor-approved electives12
Total Hours33

Instructional Leadership candidates must have a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam. See Certification Officer for exam requirements.