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Master of Education
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Dr. Rebecca Shopfner, Associate Professor Center for Leadership and Learning
227 SR 333 South, Rm 103
(479) 968-0207
rshopfner@atu.edu

The Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership (MTLL) will facilitate teachers in engaging, ongoing dialogue and study based on the integration of research, theory, and best practices. In addition to promoting the professionalization of teaching and improved professional practice, the completion of this degree will prepare teachers to be teacher leaders.

A graduate student enrolled in the MTLL degree program of study may select a program emphasis from two options:

  1. Curriculum Administrator/Master Teacher Leader, or
  2. Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (NTL).

or a graduate student enrolled in the MTLL program of study may select a Licensure Endorsement option (18 hours) in the area of:

  1. Instructional Facilitator Endorsement

Curriculum Administrator /Master Teacher Leader Option

Graduate students who select the Curriculum Administrator/Master Teacher Leader option will study the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be effective curriculum leaders and mentors for new teacher inductees and colleagues, as well as marginal teachers. Additionally, this degree option will fulfill the program of study requirements for Arkansas Curriculum/Program Administrator Licensure.

Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (NTL) Option

The Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (NTL) option is intended for the individual who holds a baccalaureate degree and desires to teach in Arkansas public schools (This option is not available for P-4 teaching levels). This program of study option is designed to immerse the MTLL-NTL graduate student in an in-depth study of basic and advanced pedagogical skills for quality teaching and learning classroom practice.

Unconditional Admission

Students are eligible to apply for unconditional admission to the Master of Education degree program in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership if they meet the following requirements:

Curriculum Administrator /Master Teacher Leader Option

Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (NTL) Option

Applicant must:

Applicant must:

1.  meet the admission requirements for Graduate Studies

1.  meet the admission requirements   for Graduate Studies.

2. have at leasttwo years teaching experience

2.  submit original Praxis I and II scores in content specialty field

or with the approval of the CLL Director.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 38 semester hours (all at the 6000 level) must be completed, including the completion of the following courses:

Common Core Courses (27 hours)
MTLL 6202 Professionalization of Teaching for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6003 School Organization and Leadership for Teacher Leaders
MTLL 6113 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
MTLL 6223 Teaching and Learning for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6262 Action Research Practicum for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6271 Resource Acquisition for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6242 Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6123 Instructional Leadership for the Master Teacher
MTLL 6133 Basic Elements of Curriculum
MTLL 6143 Organizational Change and the Role of the Master Teacher
MTLL 6152 Professional Portfolio for the Master Teacher

Curriculum Administrator/Master Teacher Leader (MTLL) OPTION

 

Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (MTLL-NTL) OPTION

MTLL 6253

Advanced Curriculum Design Practicum for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6233

Advanced Teaching and Learning

EDLD 6402

Working with the Marginal Performer

MTLL 6252

Communication, Advocacy & Policy Development

EDLD 6002

Administrative Law

MTLL 6292

Evaluation of Classroom Learning for the Master Teacher

EDLD 6552/4

Administrative Internship

MTLL 6551/4

Internship Practicum
Required 4Semesters
(4 hrs total)

 

11 Hours

 

11 Hours

Total Hours

38

Total
Hours

38

A culminating portfolio must be successfully completed and approved by a portfolio review committee for both program of study options prior to degree completion.

*For the Non-Traditional Teacher Leader (NTL) option the MTLL-NTL graduate student must complete the appropriate state assessments for teacher licensure prior to graduation.

Instructional Facilitator Endorsement Option (18 hours)

Instructional Facilitator Licensure Endorsement (IF) OPTION

MTLL 6143

Organizational Change and the Role of the Master Teacher

MTLL 6223

Teaching and Learning for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6253

Advanced Curriculum Design Practicum for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6202

Professionalization of Teaching for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6551-02

Administrative Internship

MTLL 6123

Instructional Leadership for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6242

Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring for the Master Teacher

MTLL 6551/2

Administrative Internship

Total Hours

18

Eligible to Sit for ETS Assessment for Instructional Facilitator Endorsement