Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership

The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership is designed for PK-12 teachers who want to continue in the classroom while assuming leadership roles in their school and community.

This University of the Incarnate Word degree program focuses on the “teacher as leader” and empowers experienced teachers to effect change and improve student learning. This degree program is appropriate for teachers who wish to advance their current work as teachers or assume master teacher roles as department heads, team leaders, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches or informal teacher leaders.

Please note: Students are not required to be certified teachers to enter this program.

Degree Requirements

Major Curriculum (30 hours)

EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Methods
EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education
ADED 6381 Adult Learning and Development
ADED 6388 Effective Teams and Groups
EDUC 6346 Organizational Theory and Development
EDUC 6305 Multicultural Concepts in Education
EDUC 6333 Teaching and Learning: Action Research
EDUC 6343 Curriculum Leadership
EDUC 6353 Supporting Teachers and Teaching
EDUC 63CS2 Capstone in Education - Teacher Leadership

Electives (6 hours)

Two graduate-level courses to fulfill the 36 credit hour degree requirements.