Program Completion Requirements
According to state and national standards, different levels of assessment must occur throughout a program of study to inform candidates of their progress.
Initial Graduate Applicant Assessment
APPLICATION, ADMISSION, AND PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
According to state and national standards, different levels of assessment must occur throughout a program of study to inform candidates of their progress. Applicants interested in the MEd Teacher as Instructional Leader (TIL) program are required to confer with an admissions representative and complete an application. It is expected that all applicants will present a strong level of interest for leadership and demonstrate high capability for program success by satisfying admission requirements that include the following:
• an online South College application
• an official transcript from each regionally accredited institution of higher education attended for earned bachelor’s degree;
• be employed and actively engaged in teaching a PreK-12 grade;
• a letter of intent that identifies and explains your interest in the TIL program;
• two completed recommendation forms from employers and/or professors who know your leadership potential;
• a minimum GPA of 2.75 earned in the Bachelor’s degree;
• a GRE or MAT score in the 50th Percentile
Once enrolled in the graduate program, candidates will be assessed at Transition Assessment Points I – IV. The Graduate Program Co-Chairs will conduct a formal review of candidate progress at the end of each quarter in relation to professional dispositions and commitments and to academic and internship experiences to determine advancement in the program. For candidates not meeting advancement criteria, an intervention plan will be established.
The Master of Education in Teacher as Instructional Leader requires satisfactory completion of the following 48 quarter credit hours.
• EDU 5310 Philosophy, Theories and Issues of Education – 4 hours
• EDU 5320 Methods in Developing Action Research – 4 hours
• EDU 5330 Teacher as Learner – 4 hours
• EDU 5341 Building Trust as a Teacher Leader – 4 hours
• EDU 5351 Poverty and Student Achievement – 4 hours
• EDU 5360 Student as Learner – 4 hours
• EDU 5371 Establishing a Positive School Culture – 4 hours
• EDU 5381 Leadership for Instructional Improvement – 4 hours
• EDU 5392 Empowering Students to Learn – 4 hours
• EDU 5399 Practicum – 12 hours