Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Teacher Leader Online

From designing dynamic lessons to assessing diverse learning needs, gain the tools needed to create meaningful learning experiences for every student.

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Start class: 10/21/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Note these details about our online MAEd C&I – Teacher Leader program

Elevate your role in education with the online Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Teacher Leader program from Avila University. Prepare to implement proven best practices in teaching and learning.

Enhance your ability to create inclusive and cohesive classroom environments while making data-driven decisions that optimize student learning. Explore both teacher-centered and student-centered learning methodologies, supported by theory and practical application. Gain insights into meeting diverse learning needs and refining your instructional approach. From mastering learning theory to honing effective leadership techniques, our 100% online coursework will prepare you to step into leadership positions within your school and community.

In this education online program, you will:

  • Master your professional teaching and learning practices through the study of current evidence-based instructional strategies, data-driven decision-making, and educational technologies
  • Transform your daily practices as teacher-learner and teacher leader with knowledge and skills that address a diverse range of learning needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment
  • Maximize an inclusive and responsive learning environment, engaging all learners through advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning
  • Refine your own intentional practitioner evaluation as it relates to students’ learning needs
  • Assess qualitative and quantitative research utilized in educational settings through analysis and evaluation of scholarly work in education
  • Master your professional teaching and learning practices through the study of current evidence-based instructional strategies, data-driven decision-making, and educational technologies
  • Transform your daily practices as teacher-learner and teacher leader with knowledge and skills that address a diverse range of learning needs in lesson design, instruction, evaluation, and assessment
  • Maximize an inclusive and responsive learning environment, engaging all learners through advanced knowledge of effective instructional models and curriculum planning
  • Refine your own intentional practitioner evaluation as it relates to students’ learning needs
  • Assess qualitative and quantitative research utilized in educational settings through analysis and evaluation of scholarly work in education

Teacher Leader career opportunities:

  • Instructional Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Mentor
  • School Leader
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Mentor
  • School Leader

Also available:

Avila University offers a variety of online master’s degree programs in education. View all online education graduate programs.

$12,000 Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Personalized learning experience

You will receive a personalized learning experience online. Faculty regularly engages in value-added comments and feedback providing the same level of instruction as if you were in person.

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Tuition

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Affordable tuition is easy on your budget

The MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Teacher Leader online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-as-you-go rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition, and financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$12,000 Total Tuition
$400 Per Credit Hour

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Key deadlines to know when applying

Ideal for working professionals, the online teacher leadership program at Avila features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2 202410/21/2410/7/2410/16/2410/16/2410/20/2412/15/248 weeks
Spring 1 20251/6/251/2/251/2/251/3/251/6/253/2/258 weeks
Spring 2 20253/3/252/26/252/26/252/28/253/3/255/4/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/7/24 Apply Date
10/21/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

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Know what you need to apply to the online MAEd C&I – Teacher Leader program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila MAEd in Teacher Leader online below.

Admission Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GRE required
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

In order to be eligible to receive an MAEd C&I – Teacher Leader from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 3.00 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for provisional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
    • Students admitted provisionally must achieve a 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) credits in their program of study
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended (Avila graduates do not need to obtain Avila transcripts.)
  • Valid, active teaching certificate

Submit all official transcripts to:

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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What you will study in the innovative MAEd C&I – Teacher Leader online courses

In order to earn your Teacher Leader MAEd in Curriculum & Instruction online, you will complete 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of concentration courses.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will equip students to create and implement a cycle of continuous improvement by collecting and analyzing student data as an individual and team leader to plan instruction. Topics will include: data team structures, assessment development, MTSS, and differentiated instruction based on data. Must be taken at Avila.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is teacher self-study and reflection on the teacher’s own knowledge, experience, and curiosities for further learning. As such, this course is focused on the candidate as a teacher-learner and the day-to-day practice of the teacher leader. The course outcome is a proposal and plan for a practitioner inquiry.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help teachers create and maintain caring, respectful classroom communities in which learners feel safe, valued, cared about, respected, and empowered. The course includes an emphasis on developing knowledge about the culture and backgrounds of children and families in order to establish positive interactions within the classroom community
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced Curriculum explores the basic concepts, terminology, theories, philosophy and present research related to curriculum planning. Application of these components is realized through the writing of a curriculum unit. Must be taken at Avila University. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach practicing classroom teachers to conduct an individualized action research project. Students will learn the steps involved in developing an action research project, conduct the research, and share their findings as part of a culminating exercise. Must be taken at Avila University. This course is a 16-week course that may be broken out into 2 8-week sessions indicated by Part A and B. If a student fails any one part of the course, both parts must be retaken. FA,
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine trauma-sensitive educational practices that foster resilience in students and teachers and that support student, family and teacher relationships. What it means to create a resilience-enhanced classroom and/or school to support students’ growth and teachers’ wellbeing will be explored. The concept of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in teachers and the ways in which stress can impact adult emotional regulation skills and well-being will be addressed.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine the variety of ways that technology can impact the classroom environment. Participants will analyze current trends in technology and learn how to assess these trends on their effectiveness on learning for each student. Various topics include digital citizenship, communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and classroom management with technology.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This class will challenge educators to understand how to create, deliver, and assess Project Based Learning (PBL) experience to students. Students will understand the components of how to integrate grade level learning objectives into a PBL activity. Students will create a PBL research-based lesson plan along with formative and summative assessments that could be used in their current classroom setting. Students will experience and become aware of the various safe technologies available to engage learners with communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking throughout a PBL activity.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become a Teacher Leader. Topics will include: team dynamics, change management, formal and informal leadership, professional learning communities, and other relevant subjects needed to become an effective teacher leader. Must be taken at Avila.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The Universal Design for Learning approach to curriculum design for students with disabilities and/or diverse needs as well as evidence- and research-based approaches that provide access to the general education curriculum in mainstream school settings will be addressed in this course. The role of teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals and the school leadership team in promoting inclusive general education classrooms will also be highlighted.

Avila University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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