Education Master of Science, Instructional Leadership
This advanced masters degree program is designed for credentialed teachers with two or more years of experience who wish to obtain the skills and knowledge that will prepare them to assume leadership roles in curriculum and instruction.
Required Coursework: (30 units)
|EDU 240||Curriculum Design and Evaluation||
|EDU 242||Creating Inclusive and Motivating Classroom Environments for All Students||
|EDU 241||Effective Practices for Coaching and Mentoring Teachers||
|EDU 243||Teacher Leadership in Professional Development||
| ||Electives (12)||
|EDU 200||Research Methods||
|EDU 296A||Masters Project Proposal||
|EDU 296B||Masters Project||
Students may take any graduate education courses to fulfill the elective requirements for the degree. They may also petition to transfer up to six units of graduate credit in place of electives. Experienced private school teachers may complete the Clear course requirements as Instructional Leadership electives.
The same application requirements for a Teacher Preparation Program apply to the Master of Science in Education in conjunction with a Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential. For the Instructional Leadership Program, candidates must also have two years of teaching experience, and be employed in an educational setting. Candidates apply through the Graduate Division. See Graduate Degree Admission Policies in the Academic Information section, for graduate application requirements.
Comprehensive Assessment Track
The Comprehensive Assessment Track is designed specifically for candidates concurrently enrolled in a Preliminary Credential/Masters program. This track allows candidates to demonstrate their abilities by reflecting on and making use of all skills learned throughout the Preliminary credential coursework in order to complete a specified set of course embedded Teacher Performance Assessment tasks specific to their concentration. Required courses include: EDU 200A, EDU 296C/EDU 296D, TPA Lab I, and TPA Lab II.
Candidates who are not able to complete their case study report during the semester in which they enrolled in EDU 296D may be allowed to take an incomplete grade for one semester without extensions if requirements are met. After that they will be required to enroll in a one-unit project continuation course (EDU 297A/EDU 297B/EDU 297C) for the subsequent semesters (excluding the summer session), until the project is complete. Once three project continuation courses are completed, no other options for completing the Masters degree are available. Satisfactory completion of the comprehensive assessment track requirements for degree completion is indicated by a CR grade in EDU 296D, EDU 297A, EDU 297B, or EDU 297C.
Candidates who do not complete the full TPA set of tasks are eligible to meet the masters degree requirements by taking the Masters Proeject Track, EDU 200 and EDU 296A/B.
Masters Project Track
The Masters Project is a classroom-based project designed to improve the candidate’s teaching practice through the implementation of research-based practice. Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies are acceptable. An emphasis is placed on reflective, evidence-based practice. The project must be grounded in current research in education.
Required courses include: EDU 200 and EDU 296A/EDU 296B.
All Instructional Leadership and Individual Designed Masters candidates complete the masters project. Preliminary credential candidates in the concurrent credential/masters program may choose to complete the masters project in lieu of completing the Comprehensive Track requirements.
Candidates are required to prepare and obtain approval of the masters project proposal before enrolling in EDU 296B, Masters Project Seminar. In order to remain registered for EDU 296B, students must receive credit (CR) for EDU 296A. Candidates who have completed the first three chapters of their project, collected and analyzed their data and presented their project findings at the Masters Sharing event will be permitted to walk in the graduation ceremony, but they will not receive their degree until all requirements, including the approval of the final project, have been met. Candidates who are not able to complete their project during the semester in which they enrolled in EDU 296B may be allowed to take an incomplete grade for one semester without extensions if requirements are met.. After that they will be required to enroll in a one-unit project continuation course (EDU 297A/EDU 297B/EDU 297C) for the subsequent semesters (excluding the summer session), until the project is complete. Once three project continuation courses are completed, no other options for completing the Masters degree are available. Satisfactory completion of the masters project requirements for degree completion is indicated by a CR grade in EDU 296B, EDU 297A, EDU 297B, or EDU 297C.