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Admissions Information
Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

MA Teacher Leadership
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MA Teacher Leadership    
   Program Requirements (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      Edu Found Core Courses (27 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 5060   Research and Educational Practice 3 cr.  A focus on the knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and use research. Critical analysis of the major principles of teaching and classroom learning. Applying research skills to researching and critically analyzing recent trends and traditional theories in the field of education. 
         EDU 5550   Coaching and Leadership in Teaching 3 cr.  Application-oriented, authentic experience in learning and practicing effective coaching and facilitation skills within individual and group settings. Establishing shared understanding and shared goals through collaborative activities to develop consensus. Consensus building developed within the context of instructional design and teacher growth. 
         EDU 5570   Effective Professional Development 3 cr.  Application-oriented, authentic experience in learning about and practicing the facilitation of multiple professional development models. Applying effective communication and facilitation skills to support a group through the awareness, understanding and application of learned skills. 
         EDU 5590   Growth and Support of Quality Instruction 3 cr.  Knowledge and skills needed by educators to understand, evaluate, and apply evidence-based quality instructional practices. Critical analysis of the major principles of instructional design and evidence of student learning. Critically analyze recent trends and traditional theories of quality instructional practices in the field of education and apply them within the context of teacher growth and support. 
         EDU 5720   Diversity, Local Communities and Global Connections 3 cr.  Study of diversity in modern eLearning settings and the implications for practice. The course focuses on a critical theory interpretation of multiculturalism, changing demographics, and the building of partnerships. Global connections are made in order to enable instructors to work professionally with their diverse learning communities. A field component consisting of a learning community case study is integrated into the course. 
         EDU 6090   Formative and Summative Assessment for Instruction 3 cr.  Application-oriented, hands-on experience in the use of formative and summative assessments to facilitate the creation of evidence-based instructional strategies. Examination of the purpose, statistical foundations, and application of assessment results within the context of instructional design and teacher growth. 
         EDU 6110   Strategic Planning and Program Assessment 3 cr.  Application-oriented, hands-on experience in the use of Organizational Results and Needs Assessments to facilitate the creation of a Strategic Plan within a school district. Examination of theory and application of foundational research as well as the skills necessary for effective strategic planning and needs assessment. 
         EDU 6210   Leading Teaching and Learning 3 cr.  Strategies to evaluate the development, implementation, and assessment of curriculum and subsequent instructional practices that foster teacher empowerment to grow. Lead individually and collectively toward the goal of increased student achievement and a vibrant school learning environment. 
         EDU 6240   Information Management in the Classroom 3 cr.  The study of technology-based strategies for the collection, management, and analysis of classroom information to enhance learning and increase teacher productivity. Students learn to develop web-based resources for instruction and for communication with parents. Emphasizes the use of both generic and education-specific applications for data management and statistical computation. Connections are made to student motivation, holistic evaluation, program improvement, and parental involvement. 
      Clinical Inter Experience (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         EDU 6950   Project in Teaching and Learning Seminar 3 cr.  Provides a synthesis of course work and professional experiences as students near completion of their program. Action research topics will be classroom-centered and drawn from the professional experiences of the students. The culminating portfolio assignment consists of an oral presentation and a written report of a classroom-based or school district-based action research project. 
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