Instructional Leadership M.S.
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The M.S. in Instructional Leadership degree program is designed for teaching professionals and those in corporate training and development. The curriculum focuses on developing effective leadership skills, nurturing student development, managing resources, creating curricula, understanding current trends in education, integrating technology into teaching and learning, and evaluating educational programs. 

Save time and money while earning your master’s degree by adding courses for certification in ESL specialist, instructional technology specialist, post-baccalaureate teacher, supervisor of curriculum and instruction, or principal, or endorsement in autism spectrum disorder or online teaching.

The initial teacher preparation and advanced educator programs in the School of Education and Social Sciences have been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Contact Information

Vicki J. Donne, D.Ed. 
Department Head, Education 
donne@rmu.edu
412-397-5465

Additional Program Details

Consisting of education alumni, teachers, and school administrators, the Education Advisory Board provides advice and input on the curriculum and program requirements to help keep RMU at the cutting edge of teacher education.

Enrolled Students

An enrolled student is admitted to a teacher preparation program but has not completed the program during the academic year. Demographic information on enrolled students is here:

All student teachers complete a Teacher Work Sample (TWS) assignment, which demonstrates professional competencies, skills, and knowledge acquired during the teacher education program. The Aggregate Teacher Work Sample Ratings are here:

Program Completers

An individual who completed the program during the academic year is a program completer and not an enrolled student. Information on program completers are here:

Students must demonstrate professional competency knowledge by passing the Praxis or PECT exam in the content/discipline area. To see information on the Praxis II and PECT results for program completers from 2012-2017, click here.

Each student teacher is formally observed at least three times to assess their preparedness for the classroom. Written evaluations by the University Supervisor are scored using the PDE 430 Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge. Program completers' PDE 430 ratings are here:

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Curriculum Design & Assessment
Foundations of Online Teaching
Theory Learning & Classroom Management

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