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2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Leader in Education, T.L.M.A.E.


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Degree offered at: Available Online

The Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education program is a 30 to 33-hour program. Upon acceptance into the program, candidates will enroll in a core of professional education courses totaling 18 hours:

  1. Empowerment for Teacher Leadership
  2. Formative Assessment & Intervention for All Students
  3. Research Methods
  4. Practicum
  5. Technology
  6. Supervision of Instruction

Consistent with the unit’s conceptual framework, these core courses have been designed to equip candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for the empowerment of teacher leaders to impact P-12 student learning. The professional education core courses will be offered in an online format. Practica are taught in two eightweek terms (1.5 hours each) during the academic year in an online format.

The remaining hours in the program will be selected by the candidate from a variety of professional specialty options with total hours determined by the option selected, a range of 12 to 15 hours. Option courses are taught throughout the year in six eight- week terms.

  1. curriculum emphasis (12 hours);
  2. special education emphasis (12 hours);
  3. content specialization in areas/disciplines such as English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies, Health/Physical Education, Music Education (12 hours).
  4. gifted education endorsement (12 hours);
  5. ESL endorsement (15 hours);
  6. environmental education endorsement (12 hours).
  7. informational technology (12 hours)
  8. reading (12 hours)
  9. interdisciplinary early childhood education (12-15 hours)

Program Admissions (CAP 5)


CAP 5, admission to the program, requires the student to complete an application for admission to Campbellsville University graduate studies and meet entrance requirements for the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education program (official transcripts, 2.75 grade point average; copy of valid teacher certification or letter of eligibility; three disposition assessments; one-page essay on the rationale for pursuing graduate studies; state criminal background check).

Supporting documentation must be included with the application. Graduate faculty review the applications and make recommendations for admissions to the University Graduate Council. Upon final approval of CAP 5, candidates receive a letter of notification to be used for admission and registration.

TLMAE Candidate Assessment Points (CAP)


CAP 5 Admission


  • Application to Graduate Studies & Teacher Leader MAE
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA: 2.75, cumulative (or 3.0 on last 30 hours)
  • Teaching Certificate or Statement of Eligibility
  • Three Disposition Assessments
  • One-page essay on rationale for graduate study
  • State Criminal Background
  • Check Code of Ethics
  • Commitment

CAP 6 Candidacy for Degree


  • Completion of 15 hours
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Review of transcripts

CAP 7 Completion/Exit


  • Application
  • Transcript-GPA: 3.0
  • Teacher Leader Action Research
  • Project (ARP)
  • Oral presentation about ARP
  • Leadership Professional Growth Plan
  • Assessment Design Project
  • Two Disposition Assessments

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