FAYETTE, Iowa. (March 21, 2014) – Upper Iowa University has expanded the Master of Education program to include an emphasis in Teacher Leadership. The program will be offered beginning in August 2014 through the University's Andres School of Education.
"Schools and districts across Iowa and the nation are recognizing the central role that teacher leadership plays in student achievement and school improvement," said Dr. Kevin Mackin, assistant professor of Education and chair of the UIU Master of Education program. "The master's degree in Teacher Leadership addresses the skills, knowledge and dispositions needed to serve in roles such as department chair, instructional coach, peer mentor, master teacher and leadership roles within professional learning communities. The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership provides a great opportunity for teachers to develop their leadership capacity in ways that make the biggest difference for schools and students."
Students in the M.Ed. Teacher Leadership program will complete 36 credit hours that include courses such as Assessment for Learning, Curriculum Design, Instructional Coaching, Professional Learning Communities and Educational Research.. Completion of the major requires both a special project and a comprehensive exam.
The UIU Master of Education program will be offered online as well as face-to-face at the Fayette campus, Waterloo Center and the Des Moines Center.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students – nationally and internationally – at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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