Instructional Leadership Ed.S.
Practicing school administrators can also return to UM in order to further their studies with an Educational Specialist degree that leads to Class AA certification. Students in this program will take four online classes along with classroom teachers who are pursuing the Teacher Leadership degree. This unique feature further strengthens the understanding and cooperation between the school administrators who are charged with leading school improvement and the teacher leaders who work each day in the “trenches” for school improvement.
The Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology is one of UM’s 100 percent online programs, and it serves the needs of educators in many different types of work environments. The goal of this program is to tap into the leadership potential of its candidates while focusing on the instructional technology needs of schools/school districts and other educational environments. Instructional technology personnel in schools and businesses take on a leadership role that is focused on increasing learning engagement through the integration of various technology-based systems. Whether you’d like to learn more about technology leadership from a school or district-wide perspective or more about instructional strategy and how it relates to technology, UM can help you expand your current areas of strength, while deepening your knowledge of technology leadership to help further instructional initiatives in your particular place of work.
Teacher Leadership Ed.S.
The Education Specialist Degree in Teacher Leadership is UM’s other 100 percent online program, and it serves as an innovative career path for any teachers looking to advance in their chosen profession without becoming too far removed from classroom teaching. By working alongside principals, assistant principals, and other administrators, teacher leaders take on school leadership roles that are focused on increasing student achievement and improving schools and school districts. If you’re a Class A certified and experienced educator and you’d like to take your vocation to the next level, UM can help you strengthen your leadership skills and expand your knowledge of mentoring practices that lead to meaningful change in schools.