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Teacher Leadership University of Illinois Springfield

M.A. in Teacher Leadership

The MTL program 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 capstone project. Students are allowed 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 English as a Second Language.