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MEd in Instructional Leadership

Instructional Leadership

The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership is for motivated educators who desire to serve in instructional leadership roles, such as campus instructional coach, district content area specialist or program coordinator/director.

The 16-month (4-semester) online program exposes graduate students to a sequence of coursework that prepares them to develop the capacity of educators and the organizations in which they work. This is a practitioner-oriented program that is designed to build skills to lead professional development and ongoing improvement efforts at both the campus and district levels.

Candidates in this program will not be eligible to seek certification as a principal in Texas. However, they may pursue principal certification through their regional service centers.

Students selecting this specialization are prepared for various leadership roles:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Professional Development
  • Empowerment of Teachers
  • Instructional Development
  • Academic Coaching


Core Courses (12 hours)

MED 5305 Classroom Teacher as Researcher

MED 5308 Ethics and Leadership in Education


Specialization: Instructional Leadership (18 hours)

EDAD 5351 School Diversity Leader

EDAD 5352 School as Resource Leader

EDAD 5353 School Professional Development and Continuing Education Leader

MED 5311 Leading Instructional Improvement

MED 5312 Academic Coaching

MED 5313 Developing Organizational Capacity

MED 5322 Legal Foundations of Education for Instructional leaders


MEd Cohort Class Schedules


Apply for the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership today!