Midway College’s Master of Education (M.Ed) Teacher Leader Program is designed for teachers desiring to continue to serve in teaching positions while developing leadership skills to help themselves and others become effective teachers and create positive learning environments. Our teacher leader program focuses on preparing teachers to use student performance data to make curricular, instructional and assessment decisions to improve curriculum, instruction and assessment practices in their schools. Our Master’s degree in Education also prepares candidates to serve as change agents who improve student performance as well as school culture and climate.
Preparing Candidates as Leaders
The program curriculum integrates the following elements throughout the courses.
1. evaluating high quality research on student learning;
2. planning for differentiated instruction for P-12 students based on data analysis and classroom management;
3. enhancing expertise in content knowledge;
4. incorporating reflective practices;
5. providing clinical experiences that examine student achievement in diverse settings;
6. enhancing instructional design using Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) and EPSB Themes;
7. enhancing preparedness for post-secondary careers and education via attention to College and Career Readiness goals which include Accelerated Learning Opportunities, Secondary Intervention Programs, College and Career Readiness Advising, and Postsecondary College Persistence and Degree Completion; and
The 30 hour M.Ed Teacher Leader Program provides opportunities for candidates to earn a master’s degree with a teacher leader endorsement and Rank II status. Teachers currently holding Rank II certifications may also earn a Teacher Leader endorsement by completing the Teacher Leader core courses (15 hours).
• Submission of GRE test scores is required, but a certain score or range is not required. The GRE serves as pre-assessment and let’s our faculty know what strengths and weaknesses candidates have coming into the program.
• A 3.0 cumulative GPA required on all undergraduate and/or graduate degrees
• Once all transcripts and scores are received, an interview is required for admittance into the program
• Up to six hours of graduate level coursework that meets the program requirements may be transferred to Midway College from an accredited higher education institute
The Midway College Master of Education (M.Ed) program is delivered in a blended format with the majority of the coursework online and a few on campus meetings.
Teaching & Learning Methods
In addition to varied program delivery, each course provides opportunities for different learning and teaching styles, depending on content. Each syllabus contains a list that identifies the teaching and learning methods taught or used in the course.
• Case Study
• Direct Instruction
• Collaborative Learning
• Problem-based inquiry learning
• Job embedded projects
• Dialog/ Discussions
• Lecture materials online
• Modeling research methodologies for literature review
• Discovery learning
Students will complete their course work in two years by taking one course during each summer, and two courses during all subsequent semesters. Candidates will take two courses per semester, allowing them time to continue their employment and embed teacher leader experiences. The first summer course will be extended for face-to-face orientation to the college and programs.
Available through: GRADON
Teacher Leadership: Collaborating, Coaching, Coaching and Mentoring with Colleagues
Instruction and Assessment in Diverse Settings
Action Research for Teachers I: Data-driven Decision Making
Learning and Motivational Strategies to Enhance Student Achievement
Curriculum Development and Assessment in Diverse Settings
Action Research for Teachers II: Capstone Research Project
Students may specialize in Environmental Education P-12 or become certified as a Literacy Specialist (Reading and Writing) by taking four three-hour courses in these content areas.
If you’re interested in a graduate program in education, contact Midway College today for more information.