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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Leadership degree program at Robert Morris University builds on what students have mastered on the job, as well as in teacher education programs. The program will extend your abilities in a wide variety of areas to help you advance professionally.

The 30-credit degree program is designed for elementary or secondary school teachers, those in corporate training and development, or those in scholastic athletics and recreation management.

Classes are taught by faculty members who are experts in education and related disciplines, and by practicing professionals who are leaders in the field. Fall and spring semester classes are offered in the evenings during eight-week terms. Many summer courses are also offered during the day for more intensive study.
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Area I (21 credits)

EDUC6010 Theories of Learning/Instruction
EDUC6020 Assessment/Educational Statistics
EDUC6060 Curriculum Design and Development
EDUC6090 Learning Systems and Instructional Decision-Making
EDUC6120 Instructional Leadership Management
EDUC6130 Research Seminar
EDUC6140 Instructional Leadership Practicum

Area II - 3 credits 
One from:

EDUC6000 Critical Issues Affecting American Education
EDUC6040 The Learning Environment
EDUC6080 Special Learning Problems
EDUC6170 The Reflective Learner
EDUC6400 Reading Strategies Across the Curriculum

Area III - 3 credits 
One from:

EDUC6030 Introduction to Theory of Online Education
EDUC6100 Multimedia Design
EDUC6110 Computers in the Classroom
EDUC6210 Internet/Basic Web Page Design

Area IV - Specialization Track (9 credits)

Elementary Education Track

ELED6800 Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Social Studies
ELED6810 Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Mathematics and Science
ELED6820 Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Reading and Language Arts

English Education Track

ENGL6000 Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL6010 Linguistics and Pedagogy
ELIT6020 Literature and Pedagogy

Mathematics Education Track

MATH6070 Pedagogical Strategies and Advanced Topics of Trigonometry and Calculus
MATH6080 Pedagogical Strategies and Advanced Topics of Algebra and Geometry
MATH6010 Practicum Teaching Math with Technology

Sport Management Track

SPMG6600 Sport in Society
SPMG6601 Sport Management
SPMG6602 Sport Marketing and Promotions

Most of our graduate programs can be completed in 27 months or less, through in-class, online or hybrid study. Take classes one night a week through your course of study. Admission is rolling and classes start fresh every eight weeks. You can also choose to pursue your degree full- or part-time.


The program includes a practicum that provides you with the opportunity to conduct a field-based project. You will work with teachers, managers, administrators or other decisionmakers and policy-makers in an educational setting to perform this on-site, guided practical experience.

Through learning opportunities that are continually improved and updated, we provide enhanced opportunities to clear the way for our students’ success. In addition, our academic departments and programs have close ties with professional communities, providing valuable connections for our students.

The School of Education and Social Sciences faculty is comprised of caring individuals who accept the responsibility for educating the "whole" student at RMU. Consequently, our faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise who effectively implement sound instructional practices when teaching and just as importantly, they engage students in a variety of purposeful enrichment activities outside the classroom setting. As all faculty possess related work experience as practitioners in the field, such as principals, superintendents, teachers, researchers, authors, psychologists, counselors, etc., students learn from them first-hand what it takes to succeed.


In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.




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For more information on any of our graduate programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 1-800-762-0097 or email