Limestone University To Launch New Master of Education In Teacher Leadership

Charles Wyatt
Curtis Building

To prepare and support a new generation of educational leaders, Limestone University is unveiling a new online master’s degree for professionals advancing in the field of education.

Limestone’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program will welcome its first cohort in August of 2022.

The new degree represents Limestone’s sixth graduate program, joining Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Administration Concentration), Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Health Informatics, and Master of Science in Athletic Training.

The M.Ed. program equips teachers to expand their leadership opportunities and add endorsement areas to their existing credentials.

“The mission of the Limestone Teacher Leadership M.Ed. is to improve the lives of those it serves by positively impacting the learning outcomes of students,” Dr. Virginia Scates, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Program Coordinator of Elementary Education, and Director of the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. program. “Our goal is to provide high-quality professional development for educators, and to contribute to the profession in the local community, state, region, country, and abroad. This new program will offer a curriculum that increases student learning outcomes and teacher effectiveness through action research and experiential learning.  This program is ideal for those teachers who are seeking opportunities to intentionally hone their teaching skills.”

The Limestone’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program can be completed in as little as one year.  The program is designed for practicing classroom or community-based educators who desire to enhance their leadership skills. Candidates will have the opportunity to continue serving students in the classroom or working with practicing teachers to refine their pedagogy in a non-administrative capacity.  This degree does not lead to administrative certification.

The curriculum consists of 36 credit hours, including the core curriculum of 21 credit hours and 15 elective credit hours. Endorsement courses leading to Teacher Leadership, Project-Based Learning, and STEAM may be taken independently. Courses may be taken full-time, part-time, or ala carte. A global experience elective option allows educators to work with international teachers and students.

The program provides three start dates per academic year allowing for maximum flexibility. The faculty is made up of veteran educators with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences in K-12 and higher education.

The Limestone Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program candidates are evaluated and accepted based on a thorough review by the admissions committee.

For more information on Limestone’s program, visit HERE.