Master of Education in Instructional Leadership
You will develop the ability to lead others, foster student achievement in learning-centered environments and advocate for quality educational practices. The degree and certification will qualify you to become a leader in Alabama schools. Learn about school law, leadership, supervision, management of learning organizations, technology, and research.
Detailed curriculum information is available in the catalog.
- Reflection to identify personal beliefs of education
- Research in current law affecting education
- Detailed analysis of school safety
- Consideration of and creation of a school budget
- Shadowing opportunities to observe leaders, other school personnel
- Leadership field experiences relative to each course
- Capstone Project relative to specific school or district need
- eligible to apply for the Semester Residency Grant (through ALSDE)
- opportunity/eligibility to participate in state and/or national organizations relative to Instructional Leadership
The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership prepares the candidate to become a school administrator. In additional to positions such as principal or assistant principal, some candidates find positions as directors at the district level. The salary increases with the Class A certificate earned. Most administrative positions involve a longer school year with added responsibilities, so the salary is anticipated to increase for the added length of contract also. Should a candidate opt to remain in the classroom, the leadership skills learned will continue to benefit his or her students. These same skills allow the candidate to be more of a leader among colleagues as well.
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