Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (MTLL) Master's Degree

Learning, networking, and career opportunities

The Master of Education Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (MTLL) program is designed to prepare candidates for a graduate degree and for eligibility for Arkansas Department of Education licensure as a building-level curriculum specialist. The degree program of study consists of 13 hours of school leadership core courses and 21 hours of curriculum specialty courses. Authentic classroom experiences, representative of daily situations school leaders encounter, are integrated into courses. The Teaching, Learning, and Leadership degree program is designed to be completed in two years with students taking six hours each semester. Graduate College requirements specify degree completion within a six-year time period. Individuals are entered into the program as cohorts. Prospective students should apply first to the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership degree program through the Graduate College, after which they will be accepted to the MTLL program.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Candidates conduct two semesters of internship requiring a total of 300 hours of curriculum administrator-supervised activities in which they complete tasks associated with the curriculum specialist position.
  • Each course requires a course project that includes fieldwork, such as interviews and observations, in the candidate's school and district.


  • Building-level curriculum leadership
  • Data-driven decision making associated with student growth and achievement
  • Leadership of adult learning
  • Leadership of Professional Learning Communities
  • Presentation of data-informed solutions for teacher professional learning
  • Professional development planning and facilitation related to teaching and learning

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

You could work as a(n):

  • Building- and district-level curriculum leadership
  • Curriculum developer at all levels
  • Instructional facilitator
  • Instructional team leader
  • Professional development provider
  • Professional Learning Community leader

Credentials that stack with this degree are:

  • Arkansas Department of Secondary and Elementary Education
  • Public Schools

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree are:

  • Education Doctoral degree (Ed.D.)
  • Educational Leadership Non-degree program of study
  • Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.)

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Point of Pride

Our students have a 100% pass rate on their licensure exam.


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