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Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,480

Overview


Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction Online

Advance your knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instruction, curriculum design, and evaluation with the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction. In this 100% online program, you will learn how to develop more effective instructional approaches, evaluate how well your students are learning, and integrate new technology and teaching strategies into the classroom.

You will also broaden your knowledge of the psychology behind improving the teaching styles of P-12 learning, and you will also learn the best instructional strategies for student success. Our courses, taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus, will provide you with opportunities to develop, understand, and apply various curriculum, pedagogical, and assessment models in educational contexts.

This MAEd Teacher as Leader – C&I online program is approved by the Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and also allows you to attain Rank 2 teaching certification in Kentucky.

In this program, you will:

  • Engage in a thorough investigation of contemporary leadership research, scholarship, theory, and practice
  • Understand how to use research-based best practices and models of instructional design to meet the needs of all learners in a school setting
  • Develop and demonstrate culturally relevant and responsive approaches to meeting the needs of students
  • Design, conduct, interpret, and apply action research to address issues in classrooms and schools through data-driven decision-making

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online, students must complete 12 courses, comprising 30 credit hours.

To see the full list of online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Take the first step toward earning the degree you've been dreaming of. We streamlined the process to make it easier and less time consuming for you. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online program include a minimum 2.75 GPA and a valid teaching certificate.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Please review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online program is $12,480. The graduate application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online program, students must complete 12 courses, for a total of 30 credit hours.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 0

Orientation to the Master of Arts in Education Teacher as Leader program including graduate policies and procedures, selection of a specialization/endorsement, advising services, certification, educator dispositions, professional behaviors, online learning, and the action research sequence.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to school leadership. Students will engage in a thorough investigation of contemporary leadership research, scholarship, theory, and practice. This course will introduce the concept of “transformative” change in schools, classrooms, and in individuals. Participants will create personal and professional growth plans to enhance their effectiveness.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to education research enabling candidates to become effective consumers and users of research in education. It will improve candidates’ ability to apply research findings appropriately in school settings and will lay a foundation for an original action research project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Research, theory, policy, and practice in multicultural and diversity education; recognizing race, class, gender, learning, and linguistic diversity within home, schools, and community settings; developing and demonstrating culturally relevant and responsive approaches to meeting the needs of students.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Research-based best practices and models of instructional design to meet the needs of all learners in a school setting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

(Students will repeat this course for a total of 2 credit hours: two 7-week sessions)
Methods and skills needed to design, conduct, interpret and apply action research to address issues in classrooms and schools through data driven decision making; develop a research proposal related to a specific P-12 educational issues, secure permission from a local educational agency to conduct research, comply with regulations related to human subjects research, and develop an implementation plan for the proposed research project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

(Students will repeat this course for a total of 1 credit hour: two 7-week sessions.)
This course examines various aspects of conducting applied educational research. Students will complete a research project addressing a specific educational issue leading to enhanced P-12 student learning, including data analysis, written summary of research findings, and present their findings to faculty and peers.

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of historical, theoretical and philosophical influences on school curriculum and of current trends in curriculum development; familiarization with models of PK-12 curriculum development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses principles of cognitive psychology and brain research for the purpose of improving P-12 student learning and motivation with applications to curricula, learning environments, and instructional strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Various types of pupil assessment and the use and interpretation of each; mastery learning; criterion reference tests; competence-based instruction and evaluation; selection and use of standardized tests; construction of classroom tests.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course engages candidates in critical thinking about current issues and concerns in education that affect teaching, curriculum, motivation, and student success. Through research and discussion, teachers will expand their knowledge of current issues and apply that knowledge to their current practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course is designed to improve teacher instructional effectiveness in order to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Participants will learn new effective pedagogy and implement one or more of the various strategies into their diverse placement, gather data, and analyze the impact on student learning.

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Admissions


Take the first step toward earning your degree online. Find out the requirements for the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online, what additional materials you should send, and where you need to send them.

MAEd Teacher Leader – C&I Online Requirements

  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from regionally accredited institutions
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Teaching certificate: Submit a copy of current teaching certificate or out-of-state equivalent. New teachers in Kentucky may submit a Kentucky Statement of Eligibility
  • Teacher as Leader Admission Agreement: Print, sign, and submit the Teacher as Leader Admission Agreement to the Office of Graduate Education.
  • Supplemental application
  • Submit official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (general test) taken within the past five years
    • The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have an undergraduate grade point of 3.0 or higher, and for applicants who have already earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Or email documentation to graduate@nku.edu

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction online. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Required Fees Total With Fees
Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction $400 $480 $12,480
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Calendar


For the Master of Arts in Education – Teacher as Leader in Curriculum & Instruction Online

First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Document Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Fall 2 10/16/19 10/04/19 10/12/19 10/09/19 10/16/19 12/06/19 3/28/2019
Spring 1 01/13/20 01/02/20 01/09/20 01/06/20 01/13/20 02/28/20 10/31/19
Spring 2 03/16/20 03/04/20 03/12/20 03/09/20 03/16/20 05/01/20 10/31/19
Summer 1 05/11/20 04/29/20 05/07/20 05/04/20 05/11/20 06/26/20 TBD
Summer 2 06/29/20 06/17/20 06/25/20 06/22/20 06/29/20 08/14/20 TBD
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