Master of Arts Teacher Leader

For:

For experienced teachers who hold a teaching certificate and who wish to earn a first Master's degree in education (Rank 2). Experienced teachers who hold a teaching certificate and a first Master's degree in education may also choose to complete this program to earn a second Master's degree and Rank I.

What You Learn:

The basic tenet of the Teacher Leader Master of Arts Program at Georgetown College is to empower candidates to become teacher leaders so that they can build capacity within their schools and districts. Through the program’s core curriculum, candidates will develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be effective educators in their own classrooms and to have the skills to enhance the professional growth of their colleagues and to affect school-wide change. Teacher Leaders judiciously gather and analyze information and data from multiple sources; effectively identify and address students’ learning needs; critically think about how to improve teaching and learning; and cooperatively work with others within and beyond the school to help all students achieve their fullest potential. In addition to the core curriculum, you will select one of the following endorsement/certification options to add to your certificate:

 

How You Learn:

Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For three nights out of each 7 week course, a face-to-face class session will be held from 5:00 to 8:30p.m., the same night of the week for the entire program. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one course every 7 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 20 months.

Online Option: This is fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 20 months.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education degree. A passing score on the appropriate Praxis exam may be required to receive your selected endorsement option. Although the majority of candidates taking the Teacher Leader Master of Arts program do so in order to earn a first master’s degree and Rank 2, the Teacher Leader Master of Arts Program can be taken as a second master’s degree and lead to Rank 1.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
EDU 510 Foundations: Becoming a Teacher Leader 3
EDU 527 Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders 3
EDU 529 Teaching in a Diverse Society: Deepening the Skills for Teacher Leaders 3
EDU 545 Curriculum and Assessment for Teacher Leaders 3
EDU 626 Developing Teacher Leadership through Research/Implementation of Capstone Research Project 6
ENDORSEMENT/CERT. Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT/CERT. Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT/CERT. Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
ENDORSEMENT/CERT. Required Course for Your Chosen Endorsement 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30-36*

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.

*Total hours depend on endorsement/ certification option.