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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 (Spring 2019 is the final term to enter this specialization as it has been discontinued)
  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. 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Lori Hyde, lori.hyde@usu.edu, 435-797-1473
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Jarnagin, sarah.jarnagin@usu.edu, 435-255-2514

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

SPRING 2019 IS THE FINAL SEMESTER OF PROGRAM ENTRY FOR THIS SPECIALIZATION. NO MORE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR A TERM THAT IS BEYOND SPRING 2019 AS THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. THOSE ENTERING IN SPRING 2019 WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE PROGRAM IN ITS ENTIRETY.

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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. 

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Sarah Jarnagin, sarah.jarnagin@usu.edu, 435-255-2514

 

Disclosure of Educational Requirements for Licensure by State

Our program adheres to the Utah Educational Leadership Standards and prepares students for entry into the profession of school administration. Given the varied and changing requirements across jurisdictions, we have not determined and cannot assure that graduates will meet all requirements for licensure in all states or territories. You are encouraged to become familiar with relevant state licensing laws and discuss your curricular plan with your advisor.

This program meets requirements in Utah.

USU has not determined if the program meets requirements in: AK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.