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Master of Science in Education


  • IL 504        Graduate Education and Technology (3)
                          (Required first semester of enrollment.)
  • EFD 502     Curriculum Development (3)
  • EFD 552     Diversity Issues in Education (3)
  • EIM 503     Computer-Based Instructional Technologies (3)
                          (Note: Students may substitute EIM 504 or EIM 505 if they have met the prerequisites.)
  • IL 510        Action Research (3)
  • IL 553        Leading for Learning (3)
  • IL 555        Management of the Learning Organization I (3)
  • IL 556        Management of the Learning Organization II (3)
  • IL 562        Leading Change for Student Learning (3)
  • IL 564        Law and Ethics (3)     
  • IL 566        Internship in Instructional Leadership (3)
  • IL 576        Internship in Instructional Leadership and Residency (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.)

                                                            36-39* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • Eligibility for this program requires valid fourth-year (Class B) Alabama  teacher certification in any area.
  • All Instructional Leadership majors must be unconditionally accepted into the program.  
  • Individuals must be unconditionally admitted to the Class A instructional leadership program before enrolling in any leadership courses for the program.
  • Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in instructional leadership.
  • An overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted is required for program completion before July 1, 2017.  Effective July 1, 2017 and thereafter, students must attain a 3.25 GPA to graduate from this program. 
  • Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination is required before taking Internship, IL 566 and IL 576.
  • Experience verification from the applicant’s school system or systems showing three years of full-time acceptable profession educational experience in a P-12 setting; which must include at least one full year of full time P-12 classroom teaching experience, prior to admission to the program.
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, management, and assessment solution specifically designed for college and universities. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at

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