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Master of Science in Education in Teacher Leadership with a Concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Education in Teacher Leadership – C&I and Assessment online program is designed to give you the skills to identify student needs and develop applicable strategies for K-12 learning environments. With a focus on professional development and the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, this program helps you craft an educational strategy that ensures your students are engaged and inspired—and able to translate that inspiration into outstanding assessment results.

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money icon $12,900 Total Tuition
calendar icon as few as 10 months Program Duration
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The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure all students learn and achieve at the highest level possible
  • Apply research, critical thinking, and communication skills to obtain, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and present scholarship related to K-12 curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • Use multiple models, resources, and management strategies to meet the needs of and engage diverse populations
  • Develop more effective instructional approaches, evaluate how well your students are learning, and integrate new technology and teaching strategies into the classroom

Career Opportunities

Teacher Leader

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Curriculum Developer

Instructional Coordinator

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Tuition

Our goal is for you to earn a high-quality degree that will help improve your career and income without taking on considerable financial debt.

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$12,900 Total Tuition
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$430 Per Credit Hour

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The MSEd in Teacher Leadership – C&I and Assessment online program offers convenient multiple start dates each year to accommodate your professional and personal schedules.

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Admissions

The MSEd in Teacher Leadership – C&I and Assessment online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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2.5 Minimum GPA
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Teaching Certificate
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Letter of Recommendation
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3 Professional References

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  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts (submitted directly from the granting institution) from all colleges/universities attended
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • One letter of recommendation
  • 3 professional references (in the online application)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose/essay (in the online application)

Official transcripts (submitted directly from the granting institution) and other supporting documents may be mailed or emailed.

Mailing Address:
Application Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Email Address:
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Courses

For the MSEd in Teacher Leadership – C&I and Assessment online program, you will complete a total of 10 courses equaling 30 credit hours.

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EDU 670: Intro to Educational Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course has two major foci: the characteristics of good leadership and the skills of effective educational leadership. Since many students who enroll in this course are exploring a career transition into administration, a goal of the course is to give participants a clear understanding of the decisions faced by educational leaders, the skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively, and to give participants an opportunity to explore strategies for balancing the demands of the job, personal commitments, and responsibilities.

EDU 603: Analysis of Teaching and Assessment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an opportunity to view teaching from the perspective of selected conceptual frameworks and research findings in the theory and practice of teaching. Analysis of individual teaching behavior is an important aspect of this course.

EDU 604: Curriculum Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with an understanding of curriculum and curriculum development. Using a collaborative approach, teachers and administrators plan the design of a curriculum consistent with personal ideals and a given context. Students analyze the curriculum in terms of knowledge, skills, learning processes, and affective dimensions. Special emphasis is given to the processes of curriculum implementation and curriculum evaluation.

EDU 600: Research Methods and Techniques

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course studies the concepts, principles, and techniques of educational research with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem-solving, designed for both the producer and consumer of educational research. Individual critiques and research reviews are completed.

EDU 605: Testing and Assessment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course develops students’ knowledge of testing and assessment and provides opportunities for students to apply that knowledge to curriculum and instruction issues. Students will review the critical roles of teachers and administrators in testing and assessment. Participants will examine concepts such as curriculum alignment, opportunity to learn, equity, and fairness, and relate these concepts to classroom assessments and other common district and statewide standardized assessments. Participants will address issues such as validity, reliability, and standard setting in the context of diverse perspectives about the construction, production, and interpretation of knowledge.

EDU 671: Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will explore the interactions between individuals and the systems in which they live and work. Organizational behavior is the utilization of theory and methods of academic disciplines for understanding and influencing behavior in people in organizations. Individual and group level of analysis are included in covering such topics as diversity, perception, communication, motivation, power, group development and performance, innovation, quality, individual effectiveness and development, leadership, and intergroup behavior.

EDU 695: Special Topics in Teacher Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring Teachers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students in the Teacher Leadership Program. It will serve students who enroll in a cohort concentration through the Teacher Leadership Program, providing them with the opportunity to become familiar with a topic of common interest or concern that lays the foundation for future study. Special topics may include such topics as coaching and mentoring teachers, STEAM education, English education, etc. The course takes the form of a professional learning community where students and the instructor engage in collegial interaction, peer learning, and reciprocal feedback.

EDU 680: Professional Learning in Schools

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for students in administration and teacher leadership and examines the theory and practice of staff development in schools and other human service settings. Building on current research on adult development, organizational analysis, and school improvement, students develop an understanding about the structure and process of staff development planning, programming, implementation, and evaluation.

EDU 679: Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is an introductory course focused on evaluating and supervising teaching performance. As the teaching students may supervise ranges from preschool through adult education in a variety of subject areas, this course offers a framework of supervisory concepts and asks students to apply these concepts to the settings and clientele they would likely encounter. The major product of this course is a platform for articulating one's beliefs and espoused practices for evaluating and supervising teaching in a setting specified by the student.

EDU 667: Teacher Leadership Capstone

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Student to work with faculty advisor to define capstone. It may include portfolio, thesis, internship, action research project, or other appropriate format.

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