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Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader Program

This master’s degree program is for any teacher with elementary, middle, secondary, IECE, CTE, or special education - LBD certification who wants to assume a leadership role in his or her school, but who does not necessarily wish to become an administrator.  Completion of the 30-hour program will earn teachers a Rank II and Teacher Leader Master’s designation (as well as the Teacher Leader Endorsement).  The program consists of five-core courses, totaling 15 hours, which present topics identified by school partners as critical for successful teacher leadership. Students will also select an additional 15 hours consisting of either a discipline specialization based on certification or an endorsement. The complete program is offered at five sites: four regional sites (Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Henderson) and the Murray campus.

 

Master of Arts in EducationTeacher Leader Programs:

 

• Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leader Program in Career and Technical Education
Upon completion of the 30-hour program, you will earn a Rank II and Teacher Leader Master's designation as well as the Teacher Leader Endorsement. All certifications are required to take 15 hours of core courses in addition to the 15 hours of required for a specialization or endorsement. If you would like more information about the program, please download the advising guide or speak to your advisor.

 

• Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader: Elementary
This MA degree program is designed to fulfill course requirements for Rank II classification. Applicants must hold an Early Elementary (K-4, P-5, 1-8) Provisional Certificate or its equivalent. Students complete 30 semester hours of pre-planned graduate level course work which consists of five core courses plus either an area of elementary specialization or an area of endorsement plus one elective. To demonstrate their teacher leadership, students complete a teacher leadership portfolio plus two major leadership projects.

 

• Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leadership: Special Education/Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and the IECE certification. Completion of this 30 hour program leads to continuing certification in IECE, and Master's Degree in Education, a Rank II (for Kentucky), and the Teacher Leadership Endorsement (for Kentucky).

 

• Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader: Middle School
This MA degree program is designed to fulfill course requirements for Rank II classification. The program must be preplanned with your advisor and consist of 30 semester hours of graduate level course work with a minimum of 18 hours in professional education and a minimum of 17 hours of courses at the 600 level. You must hold a Middle School (5-8, 5-9) Provisional Certificate or its equivalent. To complete the program and graduate, you must develop two leadership projects (an internal and external project). These projects will require approval and collaboration with your school principal or a district administrator. For more detailed information regarding the Teacher Leader Master's Degree Program, please download the Teacher Leader Program advising guide or speak to your advisor.

 

• Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leader: Secondary Education
If you want to assume a leadership role within your school but you do not necessarily wish to become an administrator, the Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leader Program is for you. Upon completion of the 30-hour program, you will earn a Rank II and Teacher Leader Master's designation as well as the Teacher Leader Endorsement. All certifications are required to take 15 hours of core courses in addition to the 15-18 hours of required for a specialization or endorsement. For more detailed information regarding the Teacher Leader Master's Degree Program, please download the advising guide or speak to your advisor.

 

• Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leader Program in Special Education Learning and Behavior Disorders 
This program is designed for individuals certified in learning and behavior disorders. The program can also be used as a basis for developing a Rank I program. This program is designed for individuals certified in learning and behavior disorders. This program can also be used by students with a Rank II status to obtain Rank I status.

 

New Certifications
Teachers who wish to add new certifications should not pursue the TLM program, but should select from the following programs: Master of Mathematics for Teachers, Reading and Writing Masters and Endorsement, IECE, Special Education LBD, or Moderate and Severe as an additional certification for teachers with LBD certification.  These certifications confer a Rank II and Master’s Degree, but do not lead to the Teacher Leader Endorsement.

 If you would like additional information, please download the advising guide or speak to your advisor.

 

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