Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Major: LEADMED
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-tl

Program Information

The M.Ed. program is designed for certified teachers who plan to seek a masters degree. The program was designed in collaboration with P-12 classroom teachers, district specialists, and university faculty and school administrators for preparing teacher leaders. The program can lead to an endorsement for Teacher Leadership.

Concentration Areas

Students will work with a faculty mentor to develop a concentration unique to their professional needs. The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership has a number of concentrations such as:

  1. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Middle Grades Education
  4. Secondary Education
  5. English as a Second Language
  6. Instructional Technology
  7. Content Area or Teaching Specialty (e.g. Humanities, Biology, Women & Gender Studies, etc.)
  8. Special Education Core (For Teachers already certified in Special Education)
  9. Autism
  10. Assistive Technology
  11. Learning and Behavior Disorders (For teachers already certified in Special Education)
  12. Moderate and Severe Disabilities (For teachers already certified in Special Education)

Program Highlights

  • individualized to meet professional goals
  • based on three levels of leadership development
  • many specialized courses specific to a content area and grade level
  • preparation pathway to National Board Application
  • courses taught by nationally recognized faculty
  • focused on meeting needs of diverse learners
  • emphasizes coaching and mentoring
  • places your classroom and school as the focus of course discussions and assessments

Curriculum

CARDS 4 (Entry Assessment): Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and to the Teacher Leader M.Ed. program; Self-Assessment on Kentucky Guide to Reflective Classroom Practice; Professional Growth Plan.

Teacher Leadership - Level I (9 credit hours)

EDAP 637 Using Assessment to Improve Student Achievement3
EDAP 638 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners3
EDAP/EDSP 639 Education Research in the P-12 Setting3

CARDS 5 (Mid-point Assessment- after Level I Leadership and 9 credit hours of Level II coursework): Successful completion of all Level I work and 6-9 credit hours of Level II work; self-assessment on standards 1-4 of the Kentucky Guide to Reflective Practice, Diversity Field Experience Reflection. Scored acceptable or target on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by advisor); acceptable Dispositions assessment, minimum GPA of 3.0.

Teacher Leadership – Level II (12-15 credit hours)12-15
Concentration
Electives: (0-3 credit hours)
0-3
Teacher Leadership – Level III (6 credit hours)
EDAP 677 Developing Collaborative Groups: Facilitating, Coaching, and Mentoring3
EDAP 607 Teacher Leadership in Practice3

CARDS 6(Exit Assessment): Successful completion of all required coursework; adapted NBPTS Entry #4; updated and revised Professional Growth Plan; final self-assessment on all standards of the Kentucky Guide to Reflective Practice; scored Acceptable or Target on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by advisor).

Minimum Total Credit Hours30

Notes
1. Minimum of 18 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 credit hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
3. A maximum of 6 credit hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
4. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
5. To complete the program, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "C".

Degree Candidacy: Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog, "Academic Policies, Procedures, and Requirements".

MED in Teacher Leadership - Special Education

CARDS 4 (Entry Assessment): Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; valid Kentucky teaching certificate; 2.75 minimum GPA; Professional Statement; 2 letters of recommendation; and signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement

Teacher Leadership – Level II (12-15 credit hours)

Teacher Leadership -- Level I (9 credit hours)
EDSP 639 Education Research in the P-12 Setting
3
EDSP 644 Applied Behavior Analysis
3
EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Design3

CARDS 5 (Mid-point Assessment): Successful completion of 15 credit hours; scored exemplary or target on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (scored by instructor); acceptable Dispositions rubric (scored by advisor); minimum 3.0 GPA.

Teacher Leadership -- Level II (15 credit hours)
Concentration
Teacher Leadership -- Level III (6 credit hours)
EDSP 652 Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention3
EDSP 653 Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis OR3
  EDSP 668 Assistive Technologies Seminar OR3
  EDSP 687 Specialized Practicum3

CARDS 6 (Exit Assessment): Successful completion of all required coursework; scored exemplary or target on Rubrics for Advanced Candidates (by instructor); acceptable Dispositions rubric (scored by advisor); minimum 3.0 GPA.

Minimum Total Credit Hours30

Notes:

  1. Minimum of 18 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
  2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 credit hours) -- final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
  3. A maximum of 9 credit hours taken in non-degree status can be applied toward a master's degree (upon approval of advisor).
  4. All courses must be completed within 6 years of admission to the program.
  5. To complete the program, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than "B-".

Faculty

Kathryn Whitmore Barten

Professor

Jennifer Bay-Williams

Professor

Debra Bauder

Associate Professor

Peggy Brooks

Instructor

Sherri Brown

Associate Professor

James Chisholm

Assistant Professor

Justin Cooper

Assistant Professor

Ginevra Courtade

Associate Professor

Tammy Davis

Instructor

Monica Delano

Associate Professor

John Finch

Instructor

Amy Seely Flint

Professor

Penny Howell

Associate Professor

Lateefah Id-deen

Assistant Professor

Pam Jett

Instructor

Tasha Laman

Associate Professor

Timothy Landrum

Professor

Ann Larson

Professor

Amy Lingo

Professor

Sheron Mark

Assistant Professor

Justin McFadden

Assistant Professor

Maggie McGatha

Associate Professor

Lori Norton-Meier

Professor

Mikkaka Overstreet

Instructor

Elizabeth Patton

Assistant Professor

Scott Patton

Instructor

Robert Pennington

Associate Professor

Susan Peters

Associate Professor

Stephanie Philipp

Instructor

Terry Scott

Professor

Caroline Sheffield

Associate Professor

Thomas Simmons

Associate Professor

Amy Stevens

Instructor

Steve Swan

Instructor

Shelley Thomas

Associate Professor

Thomas Tretter

Professor

Jean Wolph

Instructor