Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership

Program Description:

This degree offers courses in law, curriculum, finance, school facilities, public relations, special education, school supervision and graduate credit for professional development programs provided by the Regional Professional Development Center and public school districts in Southeast Missouri. This degree is designed to assist the classroom teachers in fulfilling the requirements for renewal of teaching certificates, career ladder requirements and advancement on district salary schedules.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the graduate school

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.75 or above.
  2. Complete the Graduate School Application form
  3. Submit official transcripts of previous college work.

Curriculum: (courses required, elective list)

Required Courses:

GR 691 Methods of Research (3)
EA 634 School Supervision (3)
EA 651 School Law (3)
EA 655 School Facilities/Public Relations (3)
EA 653 Curriculum for Leaders in Education (3)
EA 660 Administration of Special Education (3)
GR 698 Masters Final Exam (0)

Total Required Hours (18)
Electives: EA 682 Variable Topics or approved courses (12)

Total Hours for Degree: 30

Course Rotation/Format (online, f2f, blended):

Courses are offered face to face, blended, online and through the variable topics program.

Contact Person:

Margaret Noe, J.D., Ph.D.
Coordinator of the Teacher Leader Program
office phone (573) 651-2455


Scully Building 301
College of Education
One University Plaza, MS 5500
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701