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Saint Leo University | MEd - Instructional Leadership and Reading

Saint Leo University offers a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading program that is ideal for those already in the field of education who want to grow their capacity as leaders and reading educators. Read more about the requirements and possible outcomes of this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

In order to be accepted into the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading program at Saint Leo University, applicants must already be working in the field of education and wish to grow their leadership and instructional capabilities. All master's level programs at Saint Leo University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Based on the Teacher Leadership Model Standards (TLMS), the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading program at Saint Leo University focuses on current educators and is designed to offer an innovative approach to codifying, promoting, and supporting teacher leadership in order to improve teaching and schools. The courses include topics in academic coaching, facilitating school improvements, and making decisions based on student performance data. The program also integrates a focus on reading, giving students the opportunity to study the reading process and prepare to help others succeed in the area of reading and comprehension.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

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

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading:

The courses for a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading total 36 credit hours and are all offered online. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • Academic Coaching
  • Driving Instructional Change Through Data
  • Foundations in Reading
  • Elementary Reading Assessment and Intervention
  • Leadership for School Change
  • Secondary Literacy, Assessment, and Intervention
  • Language and Literacy
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Leading the Instructional Cycle
  • Facilitating Student Learning Through High Quality Instruction
  • Supervised Practicum in Reading
  • Teacher Inquiry for School and Student Growth

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those who complete a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading could choose to continue their education in a post-master's program. Graduates could choose to go deeper within this specific field or branch out in order to have a more well-rounded educational foundation. Continuing education may offer graduates with more career options or increased responsibility in their current role.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Doctor of Education in School Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Reading Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Instructional Design
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration

Career Paths:

The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Reading is designed to equip current educators to be effective leaders in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, school districts, or educational organizations. Graduates could be le equipped to improve their teaching abilities and advance their career. Some careers they may consider include:

  • Reading specialist
  • Teacher mentor
  • Dean of students
  • District-level administrator
  • Curriculum specialist

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