Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Online
The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership gives you the tools you need to drive greater levels of achievement throughout your entire school system. You'll learn advanced instructional techniques for leading professional learning communities as you develop skills to mentor and motivate other teachers.
What you'll gain:
- A broader view of the total school community and its holistic interdependencies
- A comprehensive understanding of evidence-based best practices and methodologies for using them in teaching and learning
- Valuable teacher-leader field experience through specialized internship programs
Columbus State's field-seasoned faculty will help you develop your leadership capabilities and how to effectively assess content area needs and then apply your experience and expertise in ways that can positively impact both students and teachers.
The course work for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online degree program is accelerated, and is based on 7-week terms to provide flexibility for the student and to help shorten average time to completion. This program includes instruction on educational research methods, assessment techniques, best practices in curriculum, and an internship for professional application and synthesis of learnings in partner schools. To see the full list of courses for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online program, View courses
Tuition for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online degree program is competitive, and the tuition cost is the same for both Georgia and non-Georgia residents. To help make the program tuition costs more manageable, enrolled students can pay by the course while progressing through their online program. Related fees can also be paid per 7-week term, or per semester, as applicable. Financial aid may also be available for those students who qualify. To learn more about tuition for this online master of education program, View tuition
To apply to the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online degree program, you must file an official application and all related, required documents, including official transcripts, a level 4 or higher professional teaching, service or leadership certificate, as well as a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75. To learn more about all the admission requirements specific to this master of education online program, View admissions
The academic calendar for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online degree program is arranged to offer maximum start date flexibility for online students, allowing for two starts per fall or spring semester. Additional flexibility is built in with a document deadline that extends beyond the application deadline, to allow for receipt of a completed application. To see our calendar, including upcoming start dates and important deadlines for this master of education online program, View calendar
For the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership online program, students must complete the following course work, which includes a 3-credit elective course and a field-based internship.
Columbus State online tuition is the same—both in-state and out-of-state, and is conveniently payable by course.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Fees|
|Master of Education in Teacher Leadership||$385||
$132.50 institution fee per 7-week term
$39.50 tech fee per 7-week term
$33.50 Activity Fee per 7 week term
$38 per course instructional fee
$149.50 Tk20 fee—see below
$50 application fee
Internship fee: $50 per semester for 2 semesters (total $100)
Students must purchase a Tk20 account when accepted into the program. A Tk20 account can be purchased for $149.50 through the CSU bookstore. Purchase Tk20
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership
Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admissions process for your Columbus State M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership:
- Completed requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field of study
- A cumulative 2.75 grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work for regular admission and a cumulative 2.50 for provisional admission
- A cumulative 3.0 grade point average on any transfer graduate work
- A clear, renewable level 4 or higher professional teaching, service or leadership certificate in the field of study in which the applicant will specialize
- A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the field in which the applicant will specialize
- A personal statement of purpose not to exceed 400 words which identifies the applicant's interest in the program and reason for pursuing graduate study
- Two letters or recommendation, with one being from the candidate's school system administrator (superintendent) or designee
- Due to the in-school requirements, applicants must be employed at the time of application and during their time as a student
Out of State Students
If you live outside the state of Georgia, state regulations may limit your distance education options. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver specific programs in your state, please email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. Other types of questions should be sent to the academic department offering the online course.
Columbus State University's programs leading to all levels of licensure, endorsement, and professional certification are designed to satisfy the requirements of their respective Georgia boards governing licensure. CSU does NOT guarantee that these programs will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in other states or territories. Programs effected by state licensing requirements may include, but are not limited to, programs in Nursing, Leadership, and Education. Students from outside of Georgia who are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.
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NOTE: For Georgia certification, candidates must satisfactorily complete the state testing requirement for Teacher Leadership; the certificate is a P-12, service field.
An active Tk20 account is a required resource for this program because selected assignments must be submitted electronically using this online platform. Tk20 is used by the university to maintain our accreditation, to demonstrate the quality of our academic programs, and to improve teaching and learning.
|Semester||Start Date||Application Deadline||Deadline for Receipt of All Documents Needed for Admission||Registration Deadline||Tuition/Fees Deadline|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||December 8, 2017||January 8, 2018||January 21, 2018||January 22, 2018|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||May 13, 2018||May 27, 2018||June 12, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||June 30, 2018||July 15, 2018||August 19, 2018||August 20, 2018|
Additional Important Dates
|Semester||Start Date||Schedule Adjustment Period (DROP ONLY)||Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty||Last Day of Classes|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||January 22, 2018||February 5, 2018||March 9, 2018|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||June 13, 2018||June 27, 2018||July 31, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||August 20, 2018||September 3, 2018||October 9, 2018|