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Master of Education (MEd) Degree with a Concentration in Instructional Coordinator and Teacher Leadership

Online Master’s in Education with Concentration in Educational Leadership & Instructional Coordination

The one-year master’s in education with concentration in educational leadership and instructional coordination degree is 100% online. Completing an educational leadership degree program can help candidates prepare to enhance the classroom facilitation experience and pursue leadership roles in a variety of educational organizations for diverse learners.

       
Next Start Date:
February 22, 2023
Total Credits:
48
Offered:
Online
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Online Master's in Educational Leadership & Instructional Coordination Program Details

Why Get a Master of Education Degree with a Concentration in Instructional Coordinator and Teacher Leadership?

Earning an MEd in instructional coordinator and teacher leadership can help candidates prepare to pursue advanced roles in teacher leadership, training and curriculum development, and instructional coordination. 1

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the following growth in employment…

  1. 7%
    among education, training and library occupations from 2021 to 20312

  2. 8%
    among training and development specialists from 2021 to 20313

  3. 7%
    among instructional coordinators from 2021 to 20314

1 American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment, salary or career advancement. The list of career paths related to this program is based on a subset from the Bureau of Labor Statistics CIP to SOC Crosswalk. Some career paths listed above may require further education or job experience.
2 "Education, Training, and Library Occupations: Occupational Outlook Handbook." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 3, 2023. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/home.htm. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
3 "Training and Development Specialists: Occupational Outlook Handbook." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 3, 2023. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/training-and-development-specialists.htm. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
4 "Instructional Coordinators: Occupational Outlook Handbook." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 3, 2023. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/instructional-coordinators.htm. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Online Master’s in Education with Concentration in Educational Leadership & Instructional Coordination Degree Program Outline

This master’s in education with concentration in educational leadership and instructional coordination is designed for candidates looking to prepare to pursue professional classroom facilitation and student success management in a leadership role within an educational organization.

This one-year master’s concentration in educational leadership degree is designed to provide candidates the opportunity to study industry-relevant tools and assessments that align with the duties and knowledge of instructional coordinators, peer teacher leads, facilitators and learner success improvement advocates, and teachers and faculty leaders who support educational administration.

The concentration at AIU explores how to collaborate in a community of learners and work to develop and apply professional skills. These flexible 5-week courses explore motivating students and teachers, classroom management, assessment and evaluation of classroom facilitation, and advocacy for literacy instruction.

At AIU, candidates have access to instructors who have real-world experience in their field. Candidates can engage with faculty and network with peers, receive academic counseling and support services, and access resources in the virtual library.

The master’s in Education with concentration in educational leadership and instructional coordination degree program was developed for working adults, so candidates can pursue this degree 100% online, allowing the flexibility to study on your terms and your schedule.

AIU’s Online Master’s in Education with Concentration in Educational Leadership & Instructional Coordination degree program can help you learn how to:

  • Design educational content and programming.
  • Justify educational decision-making.
  • Adapt discipline-appropriate professional communication and research skills.
  • Exhibit professional education disposition in practice and leadership.
  • Implement instructional strategies and technologies to support learning on various platforms.
  • Analyze the impact of instructional design methodology and learning models and sciences.
  • Integrate continuous improvement, learner assessment, e-learning, education technologies and evaluation plans.
  • Critique and compare a variety of strategies and techniques for dealing with students with different social and emotional needs.
  • Establish a plan to identify achievement gaps in the classroom using demographic data and questionnaires.
  • Develop a coaching strategy for employee performance improvement according to stated goals.
  • Create a proposed plan of action for students at risk who may need intervention or special attention.
  • Design curricular interventions based on theoretical and empirical research to address differences in cognitive, linguistic and sociocultural backgrounds.
  • Suggest appropriate instructional strategies to support literacy development across content areas and grade levels.

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American InterContinental University’s Master of Education degree is not designed to meet state educator licensing or advancement requirements; however, it may assist candidates in gaining these approvals in their state of residence depending on those requirements. Contact the state board of education in the applicable state(s) for details.

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Master’s in Education with Concentration in Educational Leadership & Instructional Coordination Degree Courses

Degree Requirements

Courses

Division Core
Credits
MED 501 Learning Theory Foundations 4.5
MED 503 Integrative Design and Effective Curricula 4.5
MED 505 Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation 4.5
MED 511 Educational Research Qualitative (Legal and Ethical Focus) 4.5
MED 513 Educational Research Quantitative (Curriculum Focus) 4.5
MED 515 Data Applications for Education Technology 4.5
MED 590 Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 31.5
Instructional Coordinator and Teacher Leadership
Credits
MED 561 Motivating Students, Teachers, and Classroom Management 4.5
MED 563 Assessment and Evaluation of Teacher Leaders and Coaches 4.5
MED 565 Literacy Instruction for K-12 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours : 45

Instructional Coordinator and Teacher Leadership Master's Degree Classes Overview

The courses within the online Educational Leadership and Instructional Coordination concentration are designed to provide an opportunity for candidates to directly engage in the various elements necessary for classroom facilitation and learner success. Candidates have the opportunity to explore peer leadership and coaching skills for supporting the mission and vision of an educational institution.

The one-year master’s degree program offers condensed 5-week classes that focus on high-level skills while delving into nuanced educational and leadership theory. The program culminates in a capstone project akin to a thesis, which is designed to provide real-world experience while encouraging the fluid integration of knowledge.

The coursework emphasizes the practical implications of cognitive and learning models, classroom management, leadership and coaching theories, assessment and evaluation of learners and teachers, and literacy instruction. The educational leadership degree concentration is designed to provide candidates real-world models in the areas of assessment data analysis, auditing of lesson plans, facilitation alternatives, and leading a diverse educational community of learners, teachers and other stakeholders.

Candidates will create various planning, communication, and professional development opportunities using the Articulate 360 suite of tools while creating their own ePortfolio, participate in colleague peer networking, and establishing badging credentials throughout the program.

For an Online Instructional Coordinator and Teacher Leadership Master's Degree, your classes include:

Education Administration Dynamics and Culture

This course will examine leadership theory and its applications in current educational settings. This course is designed to help candidates prepare for operational and strategic leadership as an education professional.

Personnel and Human Resources

The course examines the processes of human resource planning and financial management in educational organizations, including recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation, budgetary concerns, and performance appraisals. It provides an overview of financial and human resource administration and addresses evaluation, problem-solving and leadership skills.

Financial Management

The course examines financial management processes in educational organizations, including recruitment and selection costs, training and development investment, motivation initiatives, budgetary concerns, academic resources, and facility resources. It provides an overview of financial administration and addresses evaluation, problem-solving, and leadership administration of financial assets.

Integrative Design and Effective Curricula

This course examines curricula development for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum design, and instructional design will assist learners in aligning curriculum and instruction with foundational learning theories. Candidates will focus on creating learning objectives, assessing curriculum, designing instructional solutions, and integrating instructional technology. Program evaluation techniques are also introduced.

Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation

This course provides the foundations of analysis, assessment, and evaluation methodologies used in curriculum decision-making and the field of education. Learners will incorporate educational research and data analysis in context with formative and summative assessment and evaluation. Foundational curriculum and development applications are covered with a focus on analyzing underlying assumptions and applying data-supported curriculum best practices. This course examines the development of comprehensive educational curricula and the selection of various teaching and curriculum design practices based on data analysis.

Data Applications for Education Technology

This course will examine ways and means to augment learning and teaching resources in the classroom through effective use of both monetary and non-monetary resources.

This course provides the foundations of analysis and assessment methodologies used in the field of education. Learners are introduced to applied quantitative and qualitative educational research methods in the context of the practitioner's educational environment. Comparisons of formative and summative assessment and evaluation will be addressed.

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Accreditation & Affiliations

AAQEP Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

American InterContinental University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Master of Education program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026.

AIU is a proud member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a leading voice on educator preparation. AACTE represents postsecondary institutions with educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners.

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