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Program Outline: Master of Education (MEd) in Teacher Leadership

You can complete this degree in two years. In addition to required coursework, you will also need to create a portfolio and pass a comprehensive examination.

Course Listing

Foundations and Research (12 credits)

  • EDU 6085 Moral Issues in Education (3)
  • EDU 6655 Human Development and Principles of Learning (3)
  • EDU 6979 Action Research in School Settings (3)
  • EDU 6980 Applying Action Research in School Settings (3)

Teacher Leadership Focus (15 credits)

  • EDU 6528 Accomplished Teaching (3)
  • EDU 6525 Culturally Responsive Teaching (3)
  • EDAD 6580 Leadership in Education (3) or EDU 6600 Communication and Collaboration (3) by petition 
  • EDAD 6589 Engaging Communities (3) or another 6000-level class (3 credits) by petition 
  • EDU 6990 Teacher Leadership Capstone (3)

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Focus (12 credits)

  • EDU 6524 Curriculum Design (3)
  • EDU 6526 Survey of Instructional Strategies (3)
  • EDU 6613 Standards-Based Assessment (3)
  • EDTC 6433 Teaching with Technology (3)

Elective options (6 credits)

  • EDU 6120 American Education: Past and Present (3)
  • Any 6000-level EDAD course (3)
  • Any 6000-level EDRD course (3)
  • Any 6000-level EDSP course (3)
  • Any 6000-level EDTC course (3)
  • Washington State ProTeach Certification (4 credits through CPE)

Total required credits for degree: 45

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Portfolio Presentation or Comprehensive Exam

Students may elect to take a comprehensive exam or present their culminating portfolio in order to complete the Teacher Leadership program. The comprehensive exam includes three randomly selected questions from the twelve program standards. The portfolio presentation is arranged with the program chair, and the audience includes peers and invited guests. Both the comprehensive exam and the portfolio presentation are evaluated based on coverage of content, examples and illustrations, reference to authorities and research, organization of responses, logic and coherence, and vocabulary and expression.