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MS in Education - Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)

Walden University's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) program is designed to help students advance their teaching skills and become mentors in their schools. Learn more about Walden University's MS program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Walden University's online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) program asks applicants to provide a transcript from an accredited university showing a bachelor's degree with a 2.5 GPA or a 3.0 GPA in master's coursework. Individuals interested in the program should have experience or an interest in primary through secondary education. Prospective students should have established communication and teaching skills. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) program at Walden University is for teachers who want to collaborate with and lead their teaching peers. Students can also advance their current skills in the areas of curriculum development and learn effective teaching models. Courses explore the concept of teacher leadership and why academic research is beneficial to education. Students may also learn how to mentor and coach peers in all stages of professional development as well as how to collaborate with co-workers by strengthening communication and social skills. Some topics studied might include research for educators, curriculum design, diversity in education, and teacher leadership in professional learning communities. The online Master of Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) program at Walden does not lead to licensure or certification.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12):

In this specialization, students must complete 18 credits in core courses that aim to build upon and improve current teaching skills along with four specialization classes focusing on teacher leadership, mentoring, and coaching. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Teacher as Professional
  • Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations
  • Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment
  • Action Research for Educators
  • Designing Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students With Special Needs

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

  • Dynamic Teacher Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement
  • Teacher Leadership: Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration With Colleagues
  • Teacher Leadership in Professional Learning Communities

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Walden's Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) program could lead to a doctoral degree in education or other leadership degrees. Graduates could use their doctorates to pursue administrative careers related to curriculum and instruction, management, and advocacy, among other areas. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy
  • Educational Specialist Degree in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation

Career Paths:

Students who earn a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12) from Walden University could be able to demonstrate best teaching practices in the classroom. They could also be able to develop effective curriculum, mentor teachers new to the profession, and become leaders in their schools or districts. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Teacher leader
  • Instructional coach
  • Curriculum manager

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