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Instructional Leadership

The Instructional Leadership program is split between the following paths: 

  1. MEd in Instructional Leadership - School Leadership/Licensure Specialization K-12
  2. MEd in Instructional Leadership - Higher Education/Student Affairs Specialization
  3. ASC Licensure Only (those with a Master's degree)

You can apply for the MEd in Instructional Leadership at http://rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/.  Your specific pathway specialization in the program will be determined during the application process.

1. MEd in Instructional Leadership (School Leadership/Licensure Specialization K-12)

The MEd in Instructional Leadership prepares potential school leaders for Utah’s Schools by providing training based on the Utah Education Leadership (UEL) standards of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).

The Program combines coursework in leadership and management with specific training in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands placed on today’s education leaders. The program includes a focus on assessment at both the school and classroom levels and the effective use of data to drive decisions in schools. 

The program requires internship experiences based on current USBE policies and includes clinical experiences to connect the learning activities in coursework with the day-to-day needs of modern school settings. 

Contact information: Dr. Courtney Stewart (courtney.stewart@usu.edu) 435-797-7145


2. MEd in Instructional Leadership (Higher Education/Student Affairs Specialization)

The MEd in Instructional Leadership (Higher Education/Student Affairs Specialization) prepares professionals for careers as leaders in higher education, student affairs, religious and private education, and other education related fields. If you are interested in any college/university professional staff position, this program can be tailored to fit your goals.

The program provides opportunities for skill-development, collaboration, and community building within higher education settings and provides a unique look into education leadership through internship and practical coursework taught by current leaders in college and university settings.  You can click on the “Program Guide - Higher Ed/Student Affairs” on the right of this page (or bottom if viewing from a mobile device) to learn more about the 36 credit hours of coursework.

Contact information: Dr. Blake Nemelka (blake.nemelka@usu.edu) 435-797-4205

3. Administrative/Supervisory Concentration (ASC Licensure)

The Administrative/Supervisory Concentration is designed for school personnel who already hold a Master’s Degree in an education discipline. It prepares potential school leaders for Utah’s Schools by providing training based on the Utah Education Leadership (UEL) standards of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).

The program combines coursework in leadership and management with specific training in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands placed on today’s education leaders. This includes a focus on assessment at both the school and classroom levels and the effective use of data to drive decisions in schools. 

The program requires internship experiences based on current USBE policies and includes clinical experiences to connect the learning activities in coursework with the day-to-day needs of modern school settings. 

Contact information: Dr. Greg Lewis (greg.lewis@usu.edu) 435-797-3912


For information contact:

MEd in Instructional Leadership: Dr. Courtney Stewart (courtney.stewart@usu.edu) 435-797-7145
MEd in IL (Higher Ed/Student Affairs): Dr. Blake Nemelka (blake.nemelka@usu.edu) 435-797-4205
Administrative/Supervisory Concentration: Dr. Greg Lewis (greg.lewis@usu.edu) 435-797-3912