Instructional Leadership M.S.
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Program Credits
30

The M.S. in Instructional Leadership degree program is designed for teaching professionals and those in corporate training and development. The curriculum focuses on developing effective leadership skills, nurturing student development, managing resources, creating curricula, understanding current trends in education, integrating technology into teaching and learning, and evaluating educational programs. 

Save time and money while earning your master’s degree by adding courses for certification in ESL specialist, instructional technology specialist, post-baccalaureate teacher, supervisor of curriculum and instruction, or principal, or endorsement in autism spectrum disorder or online teaching.

The initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CAEP

Contact Information

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

Course Plan

Fall

  • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organization Learning
  • Choose 1:
    • SPED6080 Special Learning Needs
    • SPED6055 Introduction to Autism
    • EDUC6400 Reading Across the Curriculum &English Language Learners
    • SPED6085 Principles of Inclusion
    • EDUC6010 Theories of Learning & Classroom Management
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning (Online)
    • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • Choose 1:
    • Any course in the Special Education discipline (6000 level or above)
    • Any course in the Education discipline (6000 level or above)

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000 Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership & Management
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6100 Development Instructional Materials Using Software
    • Any course in the Special Education discipline (6000 level or above)
    • Any course in the Education discipline (6000 level or above)
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar
  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design & Assessment

Summer

  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
    EDUC6140 Instructional Leadership Capstone
Course Plan: Fully Online

Fall

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000  Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • EDUC6400 Reading in the Content/ELL
  • Choose 1:
    • SPED6080 Special Learning Needs
    • SPED6055 Introduction to Autism
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning
    • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership & Management

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6090 Instructional Leadership & Decision Making
    • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Learning
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6100 Development Instructional Materials Using Software
    • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar
  • EDUC6010 Theories of Learning & Classroom Management

Summer

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
  • EDUC6140 Instructional Leadership Capstone
Course Plan: Instructional Technology Specialist Certification

Summer

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics

Fall

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000  Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • EDUC6400 Reading in the Content/ELL
    • SPED6080 Special Learning Needs 
  • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning
  • EDUC6620 Advanced Techniques in Online Instruction
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6090 Instructional Leadership & Decision Making  OR
    • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Learning
  • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6100 Developing Instructional Materials using Software
  • EDUC7903 Instructional Technology Specialist Practicum
Course Plan: Online Teaching Certification

Summer

  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics

Fall

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000  Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • EDUC6400 Reading in the Content/ELL
    • SPED6080 Special Learning Needs 
  • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning
  • EDUC6620 Advanced Techniques in Online Instruction
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6090 Instructional Leadership & Decision Making  OR
    • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Learning
  • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
  • EDUC6630 Methods of Online Assessment
  • EDUC6650 Online Instruction Practicum
Course Plan: Principal Certification

Summer

  • LEAD6000 Principal Preparation Seminar
  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design/Assessment

Fall

  • LEAD6010 Leadership & School Improvement Internship
  • LEAD6020 Leadership & Student Achievement Internship
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology
    • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching/Learning

Spring

  • LEAD6030 Leadership & Special Education Internship
  • LEAD6040 Leadership & Professional Development Internship
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar

Summer

  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
  • EDUC6140 Instructional Leadership Capstone
Course Plan: Sports Management

Fall

  • EDUC6125 Instructional Leadership & Organization Learning
  • EDUC6065 Educational Statistics
  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6010 Theories of Learning & Classroom Management
    • EDUC6610 Foundations of Online Teaching & Learning (Online)
    • EDUC6110 Integrating Instructional Technology

Spring

  • Choose 1:
    • EDUC6000 Critical Issues Affecting American Education
    • SPED6080 Special Learning Needs
    • EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership & Management
    • EDUC6100 Development Instructional Materials Using Software
    • EDUC6400 Reading Across the Curriculum&English Language Learners
    • SPED6085 Principles of Inclusion
    • Any course in the Special Education discipline (6000 level or above)
    • Any course in the Education discipline (6000 level or above)
  • EDUC6130 Educational Research Seminar
  • EDUC6060 Curriculum Design & Assessment
  • MBAD6602 Sport Marketing/Promotion

Summer

  • MBAD6601 Sport Management
  • EDUC6140 Instructional Leadership Capstone

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Curriculum Design & Assessment
Foundations of Online Teaching
Theory Learning & Classroom Management

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