Online Education Specialist Degree Program

Ed.S Teacher Leader

Advance as an Expert Teacher

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

30

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

The teacher leader education specialist online program prepares you to advance as an expert teacher. The program helps you improve the lives of your students with improved instructional practices and knowledge.

Topics include leadership, assessment, coaching, mentoring strategies, curriculum, assessment, research and more. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking the knowledge of a PhD or EdD program with the speed of a master’s program.
  • Educators seeking a post-master’s-level education and a Class AA Professional Certificate.
  • Educators seeking advancement opportunities as expert teachers.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

30

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Course Details

Total Required: 30 hours

Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.
  • Submit a complete Livetext portfolio.

Admissions

Initial certification for a Teacher Leader shall be at the Class AA level.

NOTE: Educator candidates must be unconditionally admitted prior to enrolling in any courses in the Teacher Leader degree program.

Unconditional Admission Requirements

  1. Meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. A valid master’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in any teaching field or area of instructional support.
  3. A minimum of three full years of full-time teaching experience in a P-12 setting.
  4. Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.
  5. A portfolio containing:
    1. Three letters of recommendation.
    2. Evidence of ability to positively affect student achievement.
    3. Evidence of collaborative leadership potential.
  6. If an individual is admitted to an Alabama Class AA Teacher Leader program based on a master’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support from another state, completes the Class AA Teacher Leader program and subsequently applies for Class AA Teacher Leader certification, then the individual must earn at least a Class A Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support before applying for Class AA certification.

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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