Master's in Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching & Leadership Concentration

For:

Professional educators who wish to earn a Master’s degree and those seeking leadership roles in the 21st century school.

What You Learn:

As current educational research strongly emphasizes the critical role of teacher leadership in the success of today’s schools, this program is designed to assist teachers to enhance their instructional skills, while playing the critical role of change agents within the teaching profession.  This program will provide the knowledge base and experiences to enable our graduate students to meet these challenges. The Teaching and Leadership Concentration will be of particular interest to the recently certified teacher who is seeking additional coursework to attain their Instructional II teaching certification.

How You Learn:

Hybrid Format: This is a hybrid cohort program. For three nights out of each 8-week course, class will be held from 4:45 to 8:45 p.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, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically outside of class. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Online Format: This is an online cohort program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online courseroom environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 2 years.

On-Campus Format: This is a cohort program. Each course will meet one night a week, the same night of the week for the entire program from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on campus in Pittsburgh. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks. Following this schedule, the program may be completed in approximately 2 years.

Career Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Teaching and Leadership.

Degree Requirements:

Course Title Hours
EDUC 535 Technological Applications Across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 530 Instructional Methods 3
EDUC 520 C&I: Theory, Design, & Development 3
EDUC 524 Content Area Design & Instruction 3
EDUC 536 Research Methods 3
EDUC 540 Human Diversity Issues in Education 3
EDUC 531 Emerging Teacher Leadership 3
EDUC 532 Twenty-First Century Schools 3
EDUC 525 Human Development and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 558 School Reform Issues 3
EDUC 542 Issues in Law and Education 3
EDUC 537 Advanced Research Seminar 3
  Total Credit Hours: 36

Please Note:

Program and course requirements are subject to change to comply with university policy.