The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree with a concentration in Teacher as Leader is for those who want to be:

  • Prepared for leadership roles while continuing as a classroom teacher;
  • Challenged to lead other teachers with professional development in their schools;
  • Equipped for conducting authentic action research; and
  • Qualified to add an endorsement to their teaching license.

According to a recent research project conducted by the Teacher Leader Exploratory Consortium, there is a great need for teachers willing to serve in middle-management roles such as, but not limited to:

  • Resource Provider
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Classroom Supporter
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Mentor
  • School Team Leader
  • Data Coach

The Teacher as Leader concentration will help prepare you for these types of roles and is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for the Instructional Facilitator endorsement.

Review the course descriptions for more information about specific courses in the M.Ed. degree.

Course requirements for the Master of Education degree with a concentration in Teacher as leader are as follows: 

Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (18 hours)

  • Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation
  • Human Development
  • Human Intellect and the Brain
  • Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Organizational Dynamics and Change

Teacher as Leader Concentration Requirements (18 hours)

  • Building Learning Communities
  • Instructional Facilitation/Teacher Leadership
  • Advanced Curriculum Design
  • Technology for School Leaders
  • Curriculum Alignment and Assessment
  • Action Research Practicum

Minimum Semester hours . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36 hours


Class Locations

Graduate education courses will be offered at the JBU Rogers Center


We are now accepting online applications to the M.Ed. program. To apply, click here: Apply Online

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