The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MTL) program is a 40 credit hour degree program. Degree requirements include 20 credit hours of required coursework and 20 credit hours of elective coursework.
MTL is designed specifically for educators in a classroom situation who wish to assume leadership roles in their environments, but who do not plan to pursue a Type 75 administration certification. The MTL program also serves professionals outside the field of education desiring to assume training or leadership roles within their professional setting whom are seeking to gain knowledge in the areas of technology, leadership, and teaching methodologies.
MTL coursework is conducted entirely online and is characterized by lectures, text reading, discussions, and projects, with emphasis on reflection and writing. All course projects are designed with a classroom application focus. Courses include studies in teaching, leadership, research, technology use, and a masterís closure project. Program requirements allow students to individualize their program of study throughout a broad offering of elective courses focusing within the categories of school improvement, technology, special education, teachers and the law, middle school, subject-matter content, and National Board Certification.
Courses in MTL meet the requirement for teacher certificate renewal. Two courses facilitate master teaching certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
- Interested candidates please contact the MTL program office.