This 30-credit master's program is designed for teachers and other educators who aspire to leadership roles within the context of schools and pre-K-12 schooling but wish to maintain their focus on the classroom. It enables teaching professionals to identify various pathways to differentiating their responsibilities and assuming leadership roles, while remaining focused on classroom practice. The program consists of a group of foundational courses and a two-course sequence in practitioner research required for all students.
Students who complete the master's program meet the requirements for the state of Pennsylvania's Instructional Coaching Endorsement. Interested students can add-on an additional certificate in a specialty area such as instructional supervision, ESL, or Instructional Learning Technology by taking an additional six credits. With the approval of their advisor, students may also pursue specialized courses in specific content areas such as Early Childhood Education or Secondary Education Science or Mathematics, as an option in lieu of two program-based generalist courses.
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