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Instructional Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This 100% online program, will prepare you to make an impact, to be that person who changes lives in their community while leaving a legacy for many generations as those that have done before you.
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The goal of the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership program is to create accomplished teachers who are reflective about their practice and who critically analyze what constitutes effective teaching and valuable learning. Teachers will expand their instructional repertoires and master an expanding body of pedagogical knowledge while becoming deeply cognizant of the ethical and societal dimensions of education. 

Teachers will understand that they are part of a global village which embraces diversity. Teachers will draw on this knowledge to make principled judgments about their students and their instruction. Teachers will use and understand research and the role it plays in academic decisions and pedagogical practices. These teachers will also collaboratively engage students, parents, colleagues, and communities in educative pursuits which foster partnerships and life-long learning.

Program Objectives

In their teaching practice, degree candidates will:

  • Construct and utilize an educational philosophy which values reflection about practice and guides their instructional and professional decisions
  • Integrate appropriate instructional strategies with subject-specific curriculum to facilitate disciplinary knowledge
  • Use multiple methods to monitor student engagement and evaluate student learning; utilize student responses to modify and improve instruction and to provide constructive and timely feedback
  • Understand and utilize strategies that demonstrate cultural competency, promote tolerance, and develop civic virtues
  • Make knowledge accessible to all students through the use of research-based strategies which recognize the individual abilities and intelligences of all learners
  • Understand and demonstrate the value of research in education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research
  • Action Research & Inquiry
  • Cultural Studies
  • Cognitive Learning Styles
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives
  • Fundamentals of Curriculum Development I
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Seminar in Education of Exceptional Children
  • Seminar Individual Studies
  • Motivation Learning & Leadership
  • Teaching Methods
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Seminar-Selected Topics
  • Directed Research (3 hours)
  • Building Learning Communities Online
  • Designing & Assessing Online Instruction
  • Teaching and Learning Online

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • An earned bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.
  • All master’s degree candidates must take one of the following entrance exam tests MAT, GRE, or GMAT before the close of the first semester of enrollment in graduate studies. The degree program being pursued determines the test to be taken and the minimum score that is required.
  • Proof of citizenship for a U.S. citizen born outside of the United States and for a resident alien. An international applicant for whom English was the first language and is the spoken language in the home must sign a statement to that affect.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    287 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 287 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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