Develop your teaching, leading, academic and research skills to make your mark as
a teacher or administrator.
With UND's 100% online master's degree in Teaching & Leadership, you'll be prepared
to serve as an agent of change in schools.
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Why earn a master's degree in teaching & leadership at UND?
Preparing school leaders, teachers and instructional staff to meet tomorrow's challenges
is work worth doing. UND's online Teaching and Leaderhip M.S. program will empower
you to make an impact in education.
100% Online Graduate Program For K-12 Educators
The program in 100% online with no on-campus travel needed. Our consistent course
offerings provide for timely graduation, and responsive faculty are available for
UND's M.S. in Teaching and Leadership offers three tracks.
Track 1 is for graduate students who have previously earned an education degree. You
choose from the following seven specializations: principalship, middle/secondary education,
elementary education, instructional coaching, STEM education, behavioral supports
in education or generalist.
Track 2 is for graduate students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree with a major
or minor in a middle or secondary education content area and are seeking licensure
at the graduate level. The core academic subjects includes: english language arts,
mathematics, sciences, foreigh landuages or social studies. The next application cycle
for Track 2 will be May 1, 2021.
Track 3 is for graduate students who have a degree in education or are eligible to
receive a North Dakota teaching license and are applying for the Elementary Education
of Middle Education Resident Teacher Programs. The next application cycle for Track
3 will be Spring 2021.
Teaching & Leadership at UND
Earn your master's as a first-year teacher through our Resident Teacher Program.
Gain vital classroom experience through fieldwork placements.
Learn to provide innovative teaching and learning strategies in the classroom while
meeting diverse student's needs.
Complete an optional minor or cognate area.
Learn best practices in literacy, math, science, social studies, assessment, and technology
Experienced faculty are available to answer questions and guide you to meet your
Leadership Careers in Education
Anticipated job growth for instructional coordinators
Our graduates are equipped to teach in K-12 classrooms or serve in various leadership
roles within school settings. They also are prepared to work in curriculum design
and coordination in school systems and in oversight and governmental agencies.
Graduates of the curriculum and instruction program go on to a variety of leadership
roles in education, including:
Teaching and Leadership Courses You Could Take
T&L 542. Models of Teaching. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on various models of teaching: social interaction, information-processing, inquiry and behavioral. The purpose of the course is to provide teachers with a variety of instructional models related to meaningful learning experiences for students.
T&L 577. Assessment of Learning. 3 Credits.
This course addresses the theory and practice of assessment, specifically the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of educational experiences.
T&L 569. Action Research. 3 Credits.
The study of the philosophy and methods of action research. Emphasis is focused on analysis of and reflection on one's teaching for the purpose of improvements in student learning. Prerequisite: Graduate status. S.
T&L 579. Classroom Based Inquiry. 3 Credits.
Concepts learned in T&L 569 will be looked at in-depth and theoretical constructs such as Living Theory, Self Study, and Critical Theory constructs will be studied. Students plan and conduct an in-depth inquiry project within a school setting, complete the associated IRB, and create and academic poster and/or prepare a proposal of the Inquiry project for a professional setting. Prerequisites: T&L graduate status and T&L 569; or by permission of instructor. F,S.
T&L 521. Differentiated Instruction. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the principles of differentiated instruction. Topics of study include: brain-based learning, responsive instructional and assessment strategies, linking curriculum standards to learner needs, organizing and managing a differentiated classroom, and relevant resources for implementation.
EFR 506. Multicultural Education. 3 Credits.
A review of the conceptual, historical and theoretical aspects of multicultural education. A major goal will be to provide educators with processes for incorporating multicultural education into educational environments; to meet the needs of culturally diverse students and to increase the cultural awareness and sensitivity of all students. North Dakota/Native American issues are primary elements of this course. Prerequisites: EFR 500 or consent of instructor.
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