The Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Leadership is a two-year program with significant development in the fundamentals of action research, as well as critical teacher leader competencies in technology, culturally responsive teaching, assessment, instructional coaching, differential instruction, and leadership.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze and evaluate classroom and school data to ensure that instructional practices and school structures are benefitting all students.
- Demonstrate leadership skills, protocols, and facilitation skills to help colleagues promote meaningful change in and continuous improvement in teaching practices and learning.
- Apply existing and emerging technologies to guide colleagues in helping students skillfully and appropriately navigate the Internet, using instructional technology to enhance student engagement and connecting with people and educational resources around the world.
- Apply knowledge and understanding of different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and languages to promote effective instructional strategies and successful interactions among colleagues, families, and the larger community.
- Analyze and evaluate specific strategies from national and international educational systems to ensure that instructional practices and school structures are benefitting all students.
- Develop a significant research agenda, including the ability to generate research questions, utilize theoretical frameworks, critically analyze previous and proposed educational studies, develop appropriate research methods, and present research findings and implications in succinct fashion to colleagues and professional organizations.
Candidates for the degree must complete the 30-credit curriculum specified for the program, with a minimum of 21 credits earned at Fort Lewis College; earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on all graduate coursework; satisfactorily complete the Comprehensive Teacher Leadership Portfolio and the Culminating Research Project; and be in good standing with the department’s Graduate Professional Education Review Committee in terms of professionalism and ethical behavior.