Course Requirements

Teacher Leadership Track

A candidate intending to pursue the Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership track, will complete one of the following licensure programs: Elementary, Secondary, K-12, Secondary English, Special Education or Generalist as part of their master’s.  The Teacher Leadership Track requires 43 credits. The first year coursework is 27 credits: Elementary, 27 credits; Secondary and K-12, 27 credits; Secondary English, 27 credits; or Special Education Generalist, 27 credits.   Second-year course work consists of the following 16 credits:

EDUC 680 Research and Critical Inquiry for Leaders...3 cr
EDUC 681 Curriculum Program Evaluation...4 cr
EDUC 682 Leadership in School Sites...3 cr
EDUC 693 Capstone...3 cr

And three credits from the following:
EDUC 683 School Law...3 cr
EDUC 684 Materials and Motivation for Reading...2 cr
EDUC 685 Assessing, Evaluating, and Instructing at-risk & Struggling Reader... 3 cr
EDUC 686 Literacy Coaching and Mentoring...2 cr
EDUC 687 School-Wide Comprehensive Literacy Program Development..2 cr
EDUC 690 School Law for Site Leaders Seminar...1 cr
EDUC 691 Fostering Collaborative School Sites...1 cr
EDUC 692 Issues and Trends in Leadership Seminar...1 cr

Reading Leadership Track

A candidate intending to pursue the Master of Arts in Education, Reading Leadership track, will complete one of the following licensure programs: Elementary, Secondary English, Special Education or Generalist as part of the master’s.  The Reading Leadership Track requires 43 credits. First year coursework: Elementary, 27 credits; Secondary English, 27 credits; or Special Education Generalist, 27 credits. Second year coursework consists of 16 credits:

EDUC 680 Research and Critical Inquiry for Leaders...2 cr
EDUC 684 Materials and Motivation for Reading...4 cr
EDUC 685 Assessing, Evaluating, and Instructing At-risk & Struggling Reader...2 cr
EDUC 686 Literacy Coaching and Mentoring...3 cr
EDUC 687 School-Wide Comprehensive Literacy Program Development...2 cr
EDUC 693 Capstone...3 cr

Optional courses required in the Reading Leadership Emphasis to add Colorado endorsements in Reading Teacher and/or Reading Specialist:

  • Reading Teacher Internship, 3 credits
  • Reading Specialist Internship, 3 credits
K-12 Online Teacher Leadership Track

First-year coursework requires students to successfully complete 27 credits for their chosen Licensure Track (Elementary, Secondary, K-12, Secondary English or Special Education Generalist). Second-year coursework consists of 16 credits, including graduate capstone:

EDUC 621 Creating Effective Online Learning Environments ...3 cr
EDUC 622 Using Data to Plan for Online Learning and Targeted Interventions...3 cr
EDUC 623 Designing and Delivering Effective Online Instruction...4 cr
EDUC 680 Research and Critical Inquiry for Leaders...3 cr
EDUC 693 Capstone...3 cr

Educational Administrator Leadership Track

A candidate intending to pursue the Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administrator Leadership track, will complete the Administrative Licensure Program as part of the master’s.  The Educational Administrator Leadership Track requires 44 credits. First-year coursework is 44 credits.

EDUC 680 Research and Critical Inquiry for Leaders...4 cr
EDUC 681 Curricular Program Evaluation...3 cr
EDUC 682 Leadership in School Sites...3 cr
EDUC 683 School Law... 3 cr
EDUC 693 Capstone....3 cr

And three credits from the following:
EDUC 690 School Law for Site Leaders Seminar...1 cr
EDUC 691 Fostering Collaborative School Sites...1 cr
​EDUC 692 Issues and Trends in Leadership Seminar...1 cr