Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership (30 Credit Hours)

This plan can be completed in 14 months, beginning in June of one year and completing in July of the following year. Courses should be taken in the sequence as listed here.

SemesterCourseTitleCredit Hours
First Summer IEDUC 7090Research Methods3
EDUC 7035Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction3
First Summer IIEDUC 7040Adult Learning; Theory and Practice3
FallEDUC 7100Research Topics and Methodology3
EDUC 7020Leading Professional Learning Communities3
InterimEDUC 7070Internship in Teacher Leadership3
SpringEDUC 7015Management and Analysis of Educational Data3
EDUC 7075Collaborating & Communication in a School Environment3
Second Summer IEDUC 7050Comparative Education3
Second Summer IIEDUC 7300Specialist Seminar3

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership with Tier I Educational Leadership Add-on (39 credit hours)

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership with a Tier I leadership certification add-on is a self-select option for certified teachers who seek leadership positions in schools below the principal and district level. Tier I leadership certification prepares you to make positive changes in schools and increase student learning. In addition to the coursework described in the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Teacher Leadership, Tier I Leadership requires 9 additional semester hours:

  • School Law (3 credit hours)
  • Management and School Operations (3 Credit Hours)
  • Internship in Leadership (3 Credit Hours)
SemesterCourseTitleCredit Hours
First Summer IEDUC 7090Research Methods3
EDUC 7035Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction3
First Summer IIEDUC 7040Adult Learning; Theory and Practice3
FallEDUC 7100Research Topics and Methodology3
EDUC 7020Leading Professional Learning Communities3
InterimEDUC 7070Internship in Teacher Leadership3
SpringEDUC 7015Management and Analysis of Educational Data3
EDUC 7075Collaborating & Communication in a School Environment3
Second Summer IEDUC 7050Comparative Education3
Second Summer IIEDUC 7300Specialist Seminar3
Second FallEDUC 6070School Law3
EDUC XXXXManagement and School Operations3
Second SpringEDUC XXXXInternship in Educational Leadership3
Total Credit Hours39