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Instructional Leadership

Designed For

Professionals seeking expertise in effective, research - based instructional techniques that increase learner knowledge and performance. Classes are available online and hybrid model to accommodate the working professional.

Your Future

Instructional specialists, designers and trainers work in K-12 schools/districts, providing research-based effective instruction to maximize learning.

Concentration Area Advisor

Dr. Susan Erwin, erwin@tarleton.edu

The Program

The 30 hour Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree includes a combination of online and hybrid coursework. Additional leveling courses may be required.

Program Core Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDU 503 Foundations of Curriculum
3 EDU 538 Curriculum Design and Implementation
3 EDU 598 Techniques of Research
3 EDU 585 Education Seminar
Program Concentration Courses
Credit Hours Subject Course Course Title
3 EDTC 553 Designing Online Learning Environments OR
EDTC 554 Teaching in Online Learning Environments
3 EDAD 516 Instructional Leadership OR
EDU 507 Adult Learner
3 EDU 550 Assessment Issues for Education Leaders
3 EDU 545 Advanced Instructional Strategies
3 RDG 573 Foundations of Reading OR
RDG 574 Literacy Instruction
3 EDTC 549 Educational Media and Technology

Graduate Capstone Project

Course:

EDUC 5385 Action Research Project

Purpose:

Demonstration of proficiency in the application of program goals and concentration area content.

Process:

The student will

  • Identify a problem to solve (related to the student’s practice),
  • Review of the current research related to the  problem,
  • Gather and analyze data related to the problem
  • Report the findings
  • Draw conclusions and make recommendations for further action.

The capstone project is directed by the chair of a 3-member, student-selected faculty advisory committee.

Comprehensive Exam Information

The graduate comprehensive exam assess attainment of the graduate program goals in both core and concentration areas.  The exam measure the knowledge and experiences gained in graduate programs as a student, as well as the degree to which knowledge and experiences can be applied to real world practice and education professionals.

Advisement

Concentration Area Advisement

Concentration area advisors direct students’ enrollment advisement and release of advising holds up to the point students select a faculty committee.

Committee Chair Advisement

During the semester enrolled in EDUC 5398 Techniques of Research, students should select faculty committees. Once selected the student’s committee chair serves as advisor for enrollment and coordinates assessment of capstone project and comprehensive exam.

Concentration Area Advisement: Dr. Susan Erwin, erwin@tarleton.edu