Teacher Leadership, M.S.

Program Curriculum

Course and Capstone Requirements

All strands total 30 credit hours. Candidates complete a program of graduate study requiring common core courses, one content-specific strand, electives, and a common capstone experience.

Common Courses

The candidate’s planned program of graduate study requires the following common courses across all strands:

Total Credit Hours:  9 Credits


All strands require 6 credit hours of advisor-approved graduate-level electives. Candidates in the Secondary Education strand fulfill these with courses in their content area of certification.


All strands require:

Candidates complete an independent research-based inquiry of educational practice or policy as part of this two-course capstone experience.

Total Credit Hours:  6 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 30

Non-matriculated students:

While students may take some courses as non-matriculated students, they must be accepted into the program before taking a fourth 500-level course. 500-level courses beyond the third course will not count toward program completion.