Advance beyond the traditional teaching role and become a leader in your education community with our online master’s degree in educational leadership.
M.A. Education – Teacher Leader Overview
Campbellsville University’s online Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader program prepares you to lead and mentor fellow faculty members. You’ll acquire the skills and tools that education administrators are seeking in new leaders. The degree offers seven professional specialty options, and you can earn endorsements to accompany the affordable program.
The online teacher leader program’s core curriculum introduces you to teacher leadership skills and explores different leadership styles. You will also examine and use the practical skills in student assessment that are necessary for curriculum planning. The degree covers technology in the classroom for public school teachers and how to apply technology in such a way that all students will learn.
Finally, the online teacher leader program includes two action research practicum courses. The action research practicums incorporate the research and knowledge acquired from the other courses to provide real-world experience in the field. You will examine a group of students, define any learning problems, research possible mediations and collect data. You will then evaluate the effect of the intervention and collaborate the findings with colleagues.
Our online master’s in educational leadership is developed and taught by faculty members who have teaching and administration experience in Kentucky public schools. The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Test Drive an Online Course
The online teacher leader program is made up of 36 credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete. You can choose a specialty option, consisting of 12-15 credit hours, to better tailor your master’s degree to your goals.
- ED 655: Empowerment for Teacher Leadership
- ED 660: Formative Assessment & Intervention for All Students
- ED 665: Research Methods
- ED 670: Action Research Practicum I & II
- ED 675: Action Research Practicum II
- ED 685: Digital Age Technology for Teaching and Learning
- ED 690: Supervision of Instruction
- Curriculum emphasis
- Gifted education endorsement
- ESL endorsement
- Environmental education endorsement
- Content specialization
- Interdisciplinary early childhood education
- Information technology
* Courses will vary dependent on the student’s choice of studies.
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online teacher leader program, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application
- Official college transcript with a complete record of all courses attempted from each college or university previously and currently attended
- Copy of teaching certificate
Costs & Financial Aid
The online teacher leader program costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
There are several academic, performance and diversity scholarships available for teacher leader candidates.
A maximum of 12 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university can be transferred into this program.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Education
Upon graduation from our online master’s in educational leadership program, you will be able to pursue a career as an education administrator in either the elementary, secondary or postsecondary school settings. Elementary and secondary school administrators earned a median wage of $94,390 per year as of May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Administrators at the postsecondary level earned a median annual salary of $92,360.
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Yes, you can transfer up to 72 credits for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can view more information on transferring credits on the transfer credits page.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.