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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

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • eligible to apply for the Semester Residency Grant (through ALSDE)
  • opportunity/eligibility to participate in state and/or national organizations relative to Instructional Leadership

Career Preparation

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.

Contact Information

College of Education:  Dr. Tammy Crouse, tcrouse@uwa.edu

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