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Northwest Missouri State University


Master of Science in Education

Teacher Leader

The M.S.Ed. Teacher Leader degree is designed for experienced teachers who hold a current teaching certificate, wish to earn a Master's degree, desire to become more involved in leadership activities within their school, but do not want to become principals. It consists of 32 hours of graduate credit which focuses on improvement of instruction via assessment, curriculum design, and action research. Teacher leaders remain in the classroom and influence others to enhance teaching and learning, which will result in school improvement. Some of the major topics to be addressed in coursework include team building, reaching consensus, learning communities, adult learning practices, interpersonal relationships, group facilitation, and diversity.

Admission Requirements

The Department of Professional Education at Northwest Missouri State University has a rich history of producing highly qualified candidates for Missouri school districts.

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Writing assessment
  • GRE of 700 if less than two years certified teaching experience in an accredited school OR departmental assessment OR Teacher Leader Admission Exam (given locally at no cost)

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To fulfill all requirements for class enrollment, please register at least 3 weeks in advance. Order your books early from the Bearcat Bookstore.