Program Requirements

Degree requirements

Course Requirements   36 hours

Required Professional Learning Community Courses - 18 hours (No transfer courses allowed)
First Year (On-Site, cohort based)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 800 Teacher Leadership I:  Contemporary Educational Problems 5 hrs
EDC 801 Teacher Leadership II:  Diversity and Curriculum Design 5 hrs
Second Year (On-Site, cohort based)
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 802 Teacher Leadership III:  Building Classroom Climate & Effective Student Assessments 5 hrs
EDC 803 Teacher Leadership IV:  Curriculum Theory 3 hrs
Administrative Leadership Area Course - 3 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EAD 751

Foundational Of Educational Leadership (OR other EAD course as approved by the Program Coordinator

3 hrs
Additional Required Course - 3 hrs
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SFR 890 Field Research and Evaluation 3 hrs
Emphasis/Elective Area - 12 hours

Students will work with the Program Coordinator to choose an Emphasis Area or series of elective courses totaling 12 credit hours.

Comprehensive Examination
A comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.  The major advisor is primarily responsible for working with faculty members to develop and evaluate the comprehensive examination.

Accelerated Pathway

Students may take an "Accelerated Pathway" to obtain the Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) degree.  Students can acquire both a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) and the Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) degree in an accelerated program.  Students interested in this Accelerated Pathway should contact the Program Coordinator to make sure they qualify and take the right courses.  Students in the Accelerated Pathway can count up to nine (9) credit hours taken as part of the MATL degree from within the "Emphasis/Elective Area" toward the Specialist degree's "Emphasis/Elective Area" credit hour requirements.  Please note:  This Accelerated Pathway to the SETL degree does not prepare (or certify) teachers to work as a building principal.

To be considered for the Accelerated Pathway, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in at least 16 credit hours of graduate level coursework in an education-related field.  Students will be officially admitted to the SETL degree only upon their completion of the MATL degree.  All other requirements for admission to the SETL degree, as described above, must also be met.

Total credit hours required for the Accelerated Pathway to the SETL degree is 60 hours. 

Students who have previously completed the MATL degree - and who later decide they want the SETL degree - must apply for the SETL degree.