LEAD Teacher, M.Ed.
at Southern Arkansas University
Dean of the College of Education
Average Graduate Tuition and Fees Per Year
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Our programs are routinely recognized as the best value programs nationally. SAU offers out-of-state tuition waivers to students from Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas who chose to live in university housing or reside in a bordering Texas county or Louisiana parish.
About the Instructional Facilitator / LEAD Teacher program
The Master of Education: Instructional Facilitator / Lead Teacher program is a 30-hour licensure program designed for current teachers desiring to enhance their classroom teaching and leadership role. Candidates will demonstrate competency through performance and will participate in authentic field experiences that allow them to demonstrate proficiency in the Arkansas Teacher Leader Model Standards in K-12 settings. Unconditional admission into Graduate Studies and a current teaching license in any area of licensure for grades P-12 are required. It is incumbent upon students from other states to determine the licensing requirements in their state.
Required Courses (30 credit hours)
- EDAS 6013 School Community Relations
- EDAS 6023 Supervision of Instruction in Elementary/Secondary Schools
- EDAS 6033 Organizational Development, Evaluation, and Action Research
- EDUC 5033 Classroom Assessment
- EDUC 5203 Strategies for Content Area Reading
- EDUC 5273 Classroom & Group Management
- EDUC 6003 Educational Research
- EDUC 6213 Curriculum Planning
- EDUC 6253 Foundations of Teacher Leadership
- EDUC 6863 Teacher Leadership Capstone
|Completion Time:||2 years *|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The Master of Education: Instructional Facilitator/LEAD Teacher program is a 30-hour online licensure program designed for current teachers desiring to enhance their classroom teaching and leadership role. Candidates will demonstrate competency through performance and will participate in authentic field experiences that allow them to demonstrate proficiency in the Arkansas Teacher Leader Model Standards in K-12 settings. Unconditional admission into Graduate Studies and a current teaching license in any area of licensure for grades P-12 are required for acceptance into the program. The completion of program coursework and a current passing score on the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam (PLT) are required for recommendation for licensure. Successful completion of the Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders (PATL) is required to add the LEAD Teacher designation.
**It is incumbent upon students from other states to determine the licensing requirements in their state.
A survey of superintendents, principals, teachers, curriculum and assessment coordinators confirmed multiple opportunities for teacher leadership within their schools / districts, as well as projected opportunities within the next 2-5 years. Respondents indicated that benefits to their schools / districts would be better instruction and a better understanding of the link between teachers and administrators, new knowledge and skills to uplift the team, keeping strong teachers in the classroom, and more research-based instruction.
Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.
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