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Instructional Leadership (P-12)

Core Requirements (30 -33 semester hours):

  • EFD 615 - Leadership in Education (3)
  • IL 612 - Planning and Managing Facilities and Programs (3)
  • IL 614 - Internship in Personnel Development I (3)
  • IL 620 - Internship in Personnel Development II (3)
  • IL 632 - Research in Instructional Leadership (3)
  • IL 650 - Seminar in Curriculum Development (3)
  • IL 691 - Problems in Instructional Leadership I and Internship (3)
  • EFD 620 - Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • IL 692 - Problems in Instructional Leadership II and Internship (3)
  • EFD 633 - Funding for School Improvement (3)
  • *SPE 500 - Survey Course in Special Education (3)
    (Students who have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

30 - 33* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • Admission to this program requires fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in (instructional leadership). 
  • Completion of this program leads to eligibility for sixth-year teacher certification in instructional leadership (P-12). 
  • An overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted is required for this program.  Courses used toward the master’s degree or fifth-year/master’s certification may not be repeated or counted for the Ed.S. degree.
  • Individuals must be unconditionally admitted to the Class AA instructional leadership program or the Class AA teacher leader program before enrolling in any leadership courses in the program. 
  • The purposes of a Class AA program shall be to prepare educators on the sixth-year level to serve effectively in instructional support positions.  Persons who complete Class AA programs shall have acquired knowledge and skills above the level required for completion of a Class A program.    
  • Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit).   Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies and the Dean/Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.  Only instructional leadership courses earned in a state-approved instructional leadership program are eligivle to be considered for transfer credit. 
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