The Curriculum and Instruction Masters of Education (M.Ed.), Teacher Leadership Emphasis supports already certified beginning teachers and experienced educators in developing a sound common grounding in aspects of teaching and inquiry. The program emphasizes advanced professional development studies, which supports experienced teachers as accomplished professionals and instructional leaders. Specializations include:
- Arts Integration
- Mathematics Education: Middle School Math Teaching and Learning
- Teaching English to Speakers of Others Languages (TESOL) (non-certification)
- World Languages Education
NOTE: New students will not be admitted to the TLPL Teacher Leadership M.Ed. option in 2020, with the exception of TESOL and World Languages. Prospective students might consider our M.A. option as an alternative.
Specific Program Option Goals
Support teachers’ integration of studies of subject matter, pedagogy, research and theory to build on their individual strengths and needs in relation to a vision of accomplished practice (e.g., National Board for Professional Teacher Standards) and to be responsive to school contexts.
Promote teachers’ abilities to engage in the careful analysis of and reflection on their own and others’ teaching as a basis for continuing growth as a professional.
Develop teachers’ knowledge, abilities, and dispositions to engage in inquiry into curriculum, teaching, and students’ learning as a basis for sound decision-making in the classroom and for leadership roles in schools.
Enhance teachers’ understanding of topics and issues on practices and policies that support effective classroom practice, including courses that focus on student learning, assessment, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and/or technology.
This M.Ed. program is specifically designed to accommodate the academic teaching schedules of educators by offering flexibility for:
Completion in two to five years, depending upon the course load each semester
Candidates to conduct independent action research in their own instructional settings/classrooms
Scheduling courses after school hours and in 3 to 6-week summer sessions
Programs that are individually designed according to the needs and interests of each student.
For information on graduate admission please visit Graduate Admissions. Select an area of interest from the various offerings in the College of Education to determine the admission requirements and deadlines. If you are unsure of your area of interest you may request information by submitting an Inquiry Form.
Please refer to the Guide to Applying for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. International applicants, please visit the International admissions webpage for additional information. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application, please contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at (301) 405-3118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at (301) 405-3118 or email@example.com. For academic advising on the M.Ed. with emphasis in teacher and leadership, please contact the appropriate program coordinator:
- Art Education and Arts Integration: Dr. Margaret Walker
- Phone: 301-405-8206
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elementary/Middle School: Dr. John O'Flahavan
- Phone: 301-405-3149
- Email Address: email@example.com
- English Literacy Education: Dr. Wayne Slater
- Phone: 301-405-3128
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- History and Social Studies Education: Alison Jovanovic
Email Address: email@example.com
- Mathematics Education: Dr. Andrew Brantlinger
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reading Education: Dr. Ayanna Baccus
- Phone: 301-405-1943
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Science Education: Dr. Daniel Levin
- Phone: 301-405-8345
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- TESOL, non-certification: Dr. Drew Fagan
- Phone: 301-405-4416
- Email Address: email@example.com
- World Languages, non-certification: Dr. Perla Blejer
- Phone: 301-405-7091
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial assistance for graduate study is generally divided into two categories:
- Merit-Based Assistance and Need-Based Assistance
- Fellowships and Scholarships Loans
- Graduate Assistantships
For more details about the various types of financial assistance offered by the campus please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.
There are also a number of fellowships and scholarships offered through the College of Education, the University, and through external sources which may provide tuition support and/or living allowance. Students must apply for these awards on their own, but the links that follow provide valuable information on searching for fellowships and scholarships.
For more information concerning fellowships and scholarships, please visit:
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobson’s online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.
For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at (301) 405-3118 or email@example.com. For Program-specific questions, prospective students may contact one of the following program coordinators: