Master of Education in Teacher LeadershipMajor: LEADMED
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
- 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 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 hours of Level II coursework): Successful completion of all Level I work and 6-9 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 hours)||12-15|
|Teacher Leadership – Level III (6 hours)|
|EDAP 677 Teacher Leadership Through Coaching and Mentoring||3|
|EDAP 607 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 Hours||30|
1. Minimum of 18 hours in 600-level courses is required.
2. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor (maximum of 6 hours) - final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
3. A maximum of 6 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".
Chair of Middle/Secondary Education Department
Coordinator of the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program
Assistant Chair of Early Childhood/Elementary Education Department
Director of Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Division
Director Doctoral Program
Chair of Early Childhood/ Elementary Education Department
Chair of Special Education
Director of Instructional Technology Program
Director of Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
Director, Early Childhood Research Center
Director of Louisville Writing Project