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Master of Education in Teacher Leadership online

The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership online degree program is designed to develop instructional leaders who know how to design curricula, implement research-based instructional strategies and effectively motivate students at all grade levels.

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36 credit hours
$275 per credit hour*

Lamar University's M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online introduces teachers to the design, methodologies and techniques of scientifically based educational research in making informed decisions that positively impact student achievement. This program gives you the tools to understand the strengths and structure of learning communities that develop a culture of change and improvement for student learning through team building and mentoring.

You will learn how to support student learning by building key relationships with school community stakeholders including students, teachers, faculty, parents and the community at large. You will also gain insight into the educational needs of diverse learners including special education students, English language learners and economically disadvantaged students and how to develop instructional programs to assist, instruct and support these learners. By establishing high expectations for all students and using data to inform curriculum development and instruction, you will learn creative instructional strategies to manage, motivate and engage all types of students at all stages of development and ability levels.

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*Price includes distance learning fee.

Online Courses

Students are required to complete 36 hours of coursework as outlined in the following degree plan. The Capstone course is the final course taken and requires that all other courses are successfully completed to enroll. Courses are offered on a rotational basis and not all courses are offered each session. The Capstone course is offered every session.

Note: Lamar University Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.

PEDG 5310 Research/Current Issues in Education

This course introduces teachers to the design, methodologies, and techniques necessary to understand educational research and to use “scientifically-based research” in making informed decisions which can positively impact student achievement. An emphasis is placed on action research.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5326 School Community Relations

This course provides a foundation for developing relationships with stakeholders within the school community; students, faculty, parents, and the community at large for the expressed goal of supporting student learning. A fundamental purpose of the course is to understand and implement strategies to develop essential partnerships between schools and the larger community to foster student learning and achievement.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5327 Schools as Learning Communities

This course provides educators a basic understanding of the strengths and structure of learning communities with a focus on developing a culture of change and improvement for student learning. Special emphasis is given to facilitation skills, team building, and mentoring.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5344 School Law

This course provides teachers a foundation to understand the legal, ethical, and policy dimensions of education. Special emphasis is given to the interpretation of case law, Texas Education Code, and federal and state statutes.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5367 Diverse Learners

This course enhances teachers' ability to develop instructional programs to assess, instruct, and support students with diverse learning needs. Special emphasis is given to special education, English language learners and economically disadvantaged students.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5372 Using Assessment Data to Guide Instructional Decisions

This course supports teachers as they develop the competencies to utilize formative and summative assessment practices and data to inform and guide curriculum development and instruction. Special emphasis is given to analyzing classroom and school-based assessment results to aid in meeting the needs of diverse learners.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5373 Student Expectations & Motivation

This course prepares teachers to establish high expectations for all students and to effectively evaluate and implement theories of motivation and cognitive engagement in classroom learning. Emphasis will be placed on different theories of motivation and how classroom, school, work, and social environments shape and influence student motivation.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5376 Practicing Teacher Leadership

This is a synthesis course where students will examine what they have studied and learned through the course of the program and reflect on how this new learning will impact their practices in their classroom and as teacher leaders on their campuses and/or in their districts. This course is presented in five weeks, with each week including readings from current research on the topic, lecture from Lamar University professors, discussion with your colleagues, and an assignment. Throughout the five weeks, you will explore the following topics: teacher leadership, professional portfolios, reflective practice, effective mentoring of novice teachers, and lifelong learning.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5366 Modification of Curriculum & Instruction for the Atypical Learner

This course provides a foundation for the modification of a wide range of educational components such as content knowledge, methods of instruction, and students' learning outcomes through the alteration of materials and programs for a diverse group of learners. Adaptive technologies, differentiated materials, and innovative research-based instructional strategies are explored and applied through practical applications in the K-12 learning environment.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5369 Cognition and Instruction

This course provides a study of cognition, learning theories and frameworks, the psychology of learning, and related research that is most significant for the learning and instructional process. Special emphasis is placed on the applications of these principles to support high academic achievement of students.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5370 Public School Curriculum

This course emphasizes the foundations of curricular and instructional design and introduces teachers to models of curriculum development. Special attention is given to understanding the role of state curriculum standards and district policies in planning curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
PEDG 5371 Creative Instructional Strategies

This course emphasizes creative multimodal strategies to support teachers across disciplines and subjects. Students develop instructional strategies to challenge high performing and gifted and talented students. Special attention is given to creative expression and to authentic student performance-based work, such as project-based learning and inquiry.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Calendar

Lamar University's online Master of Education in Teacher Leadership offers multiple opportunities per year to enter your program. So once you're ready to start, you won't have wait long!

Upcoming Start Dates:

January 17, 2017

Apply by December 8, 2016

February 27, 2017

Apply by January 30, 2017

April 10th, 2017

Apply by March 13, 2017

Tuition & Financial Aid

For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

Tuition

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

$275

Per Credit Hour. Price includes distance learning fee.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online, but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Teaching Certificate

Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate. Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.

Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA

Students with a GPA of 3.0 and higher are eligible for a GRE waiver.

Program-Specific Requirements

Verify the departmental and program-specific admission requirements for this program.