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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 fourth-year (bachelor’s) teacher certification in any area.
  • All Instructional Leadership majors must be unconditionally accepted into the program.  
  • 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 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 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 teaching experience is required 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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