The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
The Department of Education offers the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership for experienced teachers who wish to improve their background for excellence in teaching and who wish to enhance their ability to take active leadership roles in their schools, community and profession. This program may be completed in one to two years of full-time study or over a period of six years on a part-time basis.
The program provides a context in which teachers can build upon their classroom experiences as teachers and learners; expand their understanding of the roles of teachers in schools; develop tools of inquiry that enable them to investigate questions about teaching, learning and school reform; inspire others to work toward institutional change; and collaborate effectively with other teachers, administrators, and parents in ways that move the teaching profession forward. Students must complete a minimum of eight four-credit courses, of which three are a required core. At least four courses must be taken in the Department of Education.
Applications to Graduate School should be submitted by either October or February. Admission decisions are made in December and April. For further information contact Tom Schram, Director of Teacher Education at email@example.com.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership students can also complete their program on the Manchester campus. The only required course that is not regularly offered at Manchester is EDUC 958 Analysis of Teaching. M.Ed students in Manchester often take advantage of the courses related to multicultural education and/or ESOL certification to define their concentration. These classes include "Teaching Multilingual Children in K-12 Classrooms; and ESOL Curriculum and Assessment."
Over half of the students enrolled in this program in the past three years have been graduates of our five-year program for preservice teachers. All of the students enrolling in this program represent a talented pool with average undergraduate grade point averages of 3.2, average GRE verbal scores of 620, average GRE quantitative scores of 590, and average GRE analytical scores of 590.
Three graduate assistantships are reserved each year for full-time students in this program who wish to supervise interns or teach appropriate courses in the preservice teacher preparation program. Those who supervise interns may prepare for this experience and for leadership in mentor roles at their schools by enrolling in a EDUC 957, Collaborative Models of Supervision for Cooperating Teachers, and by participating with colleagues in a biweekly inquiry and support group for supervisors.