The Clayton State University Department of Teacher Education is excited to be offering a new Master of Education with a Major in Teacher Leadership. This degree offers teachers of all disciplines and grade levels the opportunity to develop leadership skills that they can take back to their classrooms, schools, and communities.
The Clayton State School of Graduate Studies is currently recruiting students for the Master of Education with a Major in Teacher Leadership for summer 2013 semester. There will be an information session on Tuesday, Apr. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in room 101 of the Harry S. Downs Center on the Clayton Stat campus for this newest graduate degree program. Since the degree can be completed on line, it is expected to draw interest from individuals both inside and outside the metro Atlanta area.
This new graduate degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and is fully accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as part of the GPC’s certification upgrade program. The program addresses national movements in curriculum reform and standards based assessment initiatives that call for teachers to develop stronger leadership and subject matter skills to meet the needs of a changing educational environment.
In this time of tremendous change in education, from curriculum initiatives such as the Common Core to a new teacher assessment system,
district schools need leaders,” says Dr. Ruth Caillouet, chair, Clayton State department of teacher education. “This degree program is crucial toward
meeting the demands of an ever-changing educational environment.
“All schools need teacher leaders to design curriculum, guide new teachers, supervise student teachers, conduct workshops and perform in countless other leadership roles. Every teacher can benefit from developing leadership skills and contributing to the school community.”
This degree program will be offered primarily on line with some required class meetings and synchronous instruction throughout each semester. The degree also requires an intensive internship or residency that involves oversight and supervision by university faculty.
The program admission requirements are as follows:
• Must be a certified teacher currently working in the classroom
• Must have at least three years of experience in the classroom
• Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
• Minimum GRE Score: 850
• Recommendations by administrator and peer teacher
After completion of this degree, candidates will be eligible to apply with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for a certification upgrade. The program is designed for classroom teachers who want to improve their leadership skills but remain in the classroom. Applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a K-12 classroom and must be recommended by their school administrator.
For more information, contact Caillouet at RuthCaillouet@clayton.edu
or (678) 466-4825.