Master of Education in Teacher Leadership
Degree Awarded: MED
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/med-tl
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.
Students will work with a faculty mentor to develop a specialization unique to their professional needs. The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership has a number of specializations such as:
- Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Middle Grades Education
- Secondary Education
- English as a Second Language
- Instructional Technology
- Content Area or Teaching Specialty (e.g. Humanities, Biology, Women & Gender Studies, etc.)
- Special Education Core (For Teachers already certified in Special Education)
- Assistive Technology
- Learning and Behavior Disorders (For teachers already certified in Special Education)
- Moderate and Severe Disabilities (For teachers already certified in Special Education)
- individualized to meet professional goals
- based on three levels of leadership development
- many specialized courses specific to 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
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 Achievement||3|
|EDAP 638 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDAP/EDSP 639 Education Research in the P-12 Setting||3|
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|
Elective: (0-3 credit hours)
|Teacher Leadership – Level III (6 credit hours)|
|EDAP 677 Teacher Leadership Through Coaching and Mentoring||3|
|EDAP 681 Teacher Leadership in Practice||3|
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 Hours||30|
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 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".
Director, Early Childhood Research Center
Chair of Middle/Secondary Education Department
Coordinator of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program
Assistant Chair of Early Childhood/Elementary Education Department
Assistant Chair of Special Education Department
Director Doctoral Program
Chair of Early Childhood/Elementary Education Department
Associate Professor Term
Director of Nystrand Center
Chair of Special Education
Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Director of Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP)
Assistant Professor Term
Special Appointment to Middle/Secondary Education Department
Director of Instructional Technology Program
Director of Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
Director of Louisville Writing Project