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Instructional Leadership (P-12)

Core Requirements (30 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).   
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