Online Master’s Degree Program

M.Ed in Instructional Leadership

Improve Educational Institutions Through Effective Leadership

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

34

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

Make a difference in educational institutions with our online master’s in instructional leadership. You’ll develop the ability to lead others, foster student achievement in learning-centered environments and advocate for quality educational practices.

Topics include school law, supervision, leadership, managing learning organizations, technology and research. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking a master’s-level education and a Class A Professional Educator Certificate.
  • Educators seeking leadership positions in public schools, private schools and other educational organizations.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

March 12

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

34

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Course Details

Total Required: 34 hours

Seminars (Dates TBA, Available In Online Format)

  • Instructional Leadership Program Introduction Seminar
  • Pre-Internship Seminar (x2)
  • Mid-Term Internship Seminar (x2)
  • Capstone Event

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Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’

Requirements for Alabama Class A Certification

  • Meet all program requirements.
  • Must hold a valid Class B Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area.
  • Have an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution documenting an earned master’s degree.
  • Pass the Praxis exam.
  • Complete the LiveText Portfolio.

Admissions

To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must:

  • Meet the requirements to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies;
  • Have a minimum of three full years of full-time, satisfactory professional education experience in a P-12 setting, which must include P-12 teaching experience if admitted prior to August 2010 or have a minimum of three full years of full-time, acceptable professional education experience in a P-12 setting, which must include at least one full year of full-time P-12 teaching experience if admitted on or after August 1, 2010;
  • Possess a valid Class B Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or valid Class A Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area;
  • Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints;
  • Submit a transcript documenting completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 grade point average (four-point scale).

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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