Teacher Leadership (MEd)

Program of Study

Area 1 Foundations
EDUF 6116Educational Research Methods3
EDUF 6117Adult Learners and Learning3
Area 1 Total6
Area 2 Teacher Leadership
EDTL 6000Teacher Leadership Program Orientation0
EDTL 6156Developing Teacher Leaders3
EDTL 6155Diversity and Advocacy in Education3
EDUL 6129Supervision of the Learning Environment3
Area 2 Total9
Area 3 Content Pedagogy
EDTL 6157Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning3
Choose two of the following:6
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas
Instructional Strategies for Student Success
Area 3 Total9
Area 4 Internship
EDTL 6685Teacher Leadership Internship I3
EDTL 6686Teacher Leadership Internship II3
Area 4 Total6
Total Credit Hours30

Admission Requirements 

  • Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field of study.
  • A cumulative 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work for regular admission and a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) for provisional admission. A cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average on any transfer graduate work.
  • Clear, renewable level 4 or higher induction or professional teaching, service, or leadership certificate in any field.
  • A personal statement of purpose not to exceed 400 words, which identifies the applicant’s interest in the program and reason for pursuing graduate study.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one being from the candidate’s school system administrator (superintendent) or designee.

How to apply for the fully online program.

Note for out of state students:

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Additional Program Requirements

  • Students must earn a 3.0 GPA calculated on all graduate work attempted. "Academic Forgiveness" policy does not apply to graduate studies
  • Students cannot graduate with a grade of "C" or below in more than two (2) graduate courses
  • A minimum of 27 hours of the hours required for the degree must be earned in residence (75%). Asynchronous (online) and distance learning courses administered through Columbus State University constitute courses taken in residence
  • A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of transfer credit or courses taken at CSU prior to full admission to a masters degree program may be applied toward the degree. Courses with earned grades of "C" or below cannot be transferred. The student’s advisor and the coordinator of the program in which the student is enrolled must approve any courses transferred
  • All degree requirements must be completed within seven (7) years of first enrollment
  • All students must complete an electronic portfolio as the culminating project 

Note: For Georgia certification, candidates must satisfactorily complete the state testing requirement for Teacher Leadership; the certificate is a P-12, service field.

An active Tk20 account is a required resource for this program because selected assignments must be submitted electronically using this online platform. Tk20 is used by the university to maintain our accreditation, to demonstrate the quality of our academic programs, and to improve teaching and learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the application of data literacy.
  • 2. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the employment of data analysis and evidence to develop supportive school environments.
  • 3. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in leading and/or participating in collaborative activities with others such as peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents.
  • 4. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.