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Urban Teacher Leadership, M.Ed.

Urban Teacher Leadership, M.Ed.

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University rank #351 (WUR) , GA,
The M.Ed. Urban Teacher Leadership program is an interdisciplinary degree designed to offer content specialists preparation leading to both a teacher leadership certification and a coaching endorsement. The program is designed for teachers in urban school settings who will remain in their classrooms while assuming leadership roles in the schools and within the larger context of the school community.


Both experience in urban schools and urban research studies suggest that urban communities meet unique challenges that must be addressed by teachers in those schools.

The program is developed around a set of academic and field experiences that provide knowledge and skills for leadership in collaboration, writing for change, reflective and critical thinking, problem solving, and the advocacy of excellence in urban education grounded in concentration areas: elementary mathematics, elementary science, English education, ESOL education, leadership, mathematics education, middle level education, reading education, science education, and social studies education.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning in Urban Contexts
  • Educational Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Leadership for a Diverse Society
  • Practicum Seminar: Action Research for School Leaders
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Seminar in Educational Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation;
  • Evidence of knowledge and/or experience in the concentration area;
  • A written discussion of the applicant’s professional goals
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from their school system superintendent or designee;
  • Submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Submit official high school transcript.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

3 years teaching experience;

Tuition Fee

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    1243 USD/module
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  • National Applies to you

    382 USD/module
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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