Master of Education: Emphasis in Reading Specialist

Master of Education: Non-Licensure


The Instructional Leadership (Non-Licensure) concentration is designed around a curriculum that is focused on the preparation of instructional coaches and teacher leadership positions. The concentration of coursework will utilize best practices for math and language literacy interventions to help current teachers bring evidence-based practices into the 21st century classroom. In addition, an emphasis will be placed on understanding student and teacher assessment data as it relates to planning interventions for student improvement. Courses focus on the power of reflective practice, building leadership skills, problem-based coaching models, and strategies to build a strong professional learning community. The program is also open to any licensed teacher interested in further professional development in a skill set required for professional advancement. All candidate applicants must hold a current Teacher’s License.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Emphasis in Early Childhood Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: Emphasis in Elementary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: Emphasis in Physical Education

Special Education- Interventionist 6-12


Students in this program must be admitted to the Steps Through Educator Preparation Program (STEPP) to be considered a candidate for licensure, and must meet STEPP requirements at key checkpoints in their program. Cumberland University students who wish to become teacher candidates must see a Teacher Education Programs advisor for more information on teacher candidacy.

Associate of Arts in Education


Through authentic field experiences and the development of foundational academic skills and general pedagogical knowledge, the mission of the Associates of Arts in Education program is to prepare students for transition to educator preparation candidacy in various licensure programs.

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