This 36-hour program is designed for those desiring to remain in the classroom while enhancing their instructional leadership skills. The instructional leadership emphasis prepares students for non-administrative leadership positions in schools, such as: lead teacher, department head, teacher mentor, and curriculum specialist. Students with this emphasis will complete a major in educational leadership and a cognate approved in conjunction with their graduate advisor.
M.A. Course Sequence:
- EDCL 5339 Understanding Self: Developing a Personal Vision for Leadership
- EDCL 5345 Understanding People: Professional Development
- EDCL 5348 Supervision of Instruction
- EDCL 6342 Curriculum Design
- EDCL 6352 School as Center of Inquiry (Prerequisite to EDA 6358)
- EDCL 6358 Integrative Seminar (Prerequisite to EDA 6388)
12 hour cognate
Students work with advisor to develop a cognate plan in a concentration area. This is often connected to an area of curriculum and instruction such as special education, reading, bilingual education, etc.
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Instructional Leadership Cohorts
While the MA in Instructional Leadership is open to all students, over the past two years Texas State has partnered with local districts to create instructional leadership cohorts. This program concentrates on the teacher as leader, within the classroom, school, and district. There is also an explicit focus on developing teacher leaders who understand cultural responsiveness and equity-oriented practices for the diverse classrooms of Texas. Often the cognate classes are designed with district and university collaboration.
Benefits to Participants
- Course delivery will be tailored to the needs of teachers within the specific district.
- Program emphasizes connections to the local context and opportunities to apply new understandings and assignments within the district.
- Opportunity to develop professional relationships and connections to a cohort of other teachers from the district.
Benefits to District
- Courses, syllabi, projects, and assignments will be tailored and developed collaboratively to reflect the district needs and goals.
- Program will facilitate the development of a cohort of teacher leaders within the district.
- Potential for cohort members to use knowledge from courses as well as projects and assignments for district professional development opportunities.
- The district will have the opportunity to collaborate with Texas State University in the selection of the teacher leadership cohort.
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