Changes to Educational Leadership Degree

The educational leadership degree has become instructional leadership, but the program has undergone more than just a name change

According to Dr. Fawn McCracken, director of teaching, learning, and curriculum at Crown College, the new instructional leadership master's program, now an option for Adult & Graduate Studies (AGS) students, contains more than surface changes. The additions and changes to the former educational leadership degree will provide practical and applicable information to increase the aptitude of the classroom teacher and prepare the teacher for relicensing. The instructional leadership master's degree will enable the classroom teacher to:

  • Deliver transformational learning in diverse classrooms
  • Lead the school in curriculum design
  • Serve in a mentoring/coaching role in the context of individual instructional settings
  • Evaluate local data to propose instructional or curricular changes
  • Articulate and implement research-based curriculum decisions

"There are six new or revised courses in the degree," says McCracken. "This degree is a great option for the classroom teacher who is looking for professional development opportunities to remain in the classroom setting. It will also be helpful for those teachers desiring to take on more of a curricular role, or lead teacher role, within a district. We hope to run a face-to-face cohort as well as an online cohort this fall."

To find more information, view the master's degrees on the AGS page at

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