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

All candidates in the Master of Education program in Instructional Leadership will move through the degree program as part of a cohort group. The cohort environment enables our candidates to engage in a leadership program that is sequential, formative and comprehensive.  Cohorts will begin the program and continue through the program with the same group, taking two 3-hour credit courses each succeeding semester until the program is completed.  

Course delivery will consist of on-site (face-to-face), hybrid, and online classes with some evening and/or weekend sessions required.