Master of Arts in Educational Leadership - Instructional Leadership

A 36 credit hour program, including 18 core hours and 12 in cognate, leading to a Master of Arts degree with a major in Educational Leadership is designed for teachers who want to develop leadership skills and become involved in school leadership activities. This program involves developing a partnership between Texas State University and local districts to facilitate the development of a cohort of teacher leaders who can assume informal and formal leadership positions within the district.
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. Teachers completing the program will enhance their own teaching within the classroom, develop skills for assisting other teachers, and learn how to become part of collaborative efforts aimed at school/district-wide instructional improvement.

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)
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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.

Possible Scenario
3 Credits Science Focused Course
3 Credits Math Focused Course
6 Additional Credits—Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

To apply CLICK HERE or visit the GRADUATE COLLEGE Home Page and go to the Ed Admin link.

Instructional Leadership Cohorts

For more information contact us at:

Education 4032 - 601 University Drive - San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
Phone: 512.245.3083 - Fax: 512.245.8872