The School of Education and Public Service offers a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership designed to prepare licensure and non-licensure candidates as K-12 school leaders. The program offers two concentrations: Instructional Leadership (Licensure) and Instructional Coaching/Teacher Leadership (Non-Licensure). A core set of courses in educational leadership, legal & diversity issues, and data assessment are followed by differentiated coursework in one of the two concentrations. The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership was instituted in the Fall of 2012.

All of CU's Education Master's programs in Education are Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the standard of excellence for Teacher Education Programs.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Instructional Leadership program is to prepare candidates as K-12 school leaders. The Instructional Leadership program provides recurrent opportunities to unite theory and practice via field-based experiences that integrate content knowledge through the integration of theory, reflection and applied leadership opportunities. Through collaboration, shared decision-making, and a focus on achievement, the Instructional Leadership program will prepare competent, caring, qualified professionals and reflective practitioners.  

General Information

Course delivery will consist of on-site (face-to-face), hybrid, and online classes with some evening and/or weekend sessions required. Every faculty person the program has been in a school leadership position, and the university partners with school districts to ensure currency and relevancy of the curriculum. Adjunct faculty in the program are current principals in partnering school districts.