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

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


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Degree offered at: Available Online

The Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Special Education program is a 30-hour, cohort model program. Upon acceptance into the program, candidates will enroll in a cluster of professional proficiency courses totaling 15 hours:

  1. Advanced Assessment & Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
  2. Effective Strategies for Improved Students’ Classroom Behavior
  3. Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Assessment & Strategies for Success for All Students
  4. Designing & Assessing Effective Instruction in Mathematics
  5. Reading Theories & Practice

Consistent with the unit’s conceptual framework, these professional proficiency 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 for students with disabilities. The professional proficiency courses will be offered in an online format.

The remaining 15 hours in the program, professional education courses, will be courses in the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education program. Candidates in the Teacher Leader MASE program will have the opportunity to have professional experiences with candidates from other disciplines.

Program Admissions


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 Special Education program (official transcripts, 2.75 grade point average; copy of valid teacher certification or letter of eligibility; passing Praxis scores or GRE; 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 approval to the University Graduate Council. After approval from that body, the candidate is cleared for admission to the program. The candidate meets with an advisor to complete the Curriculum Guidesheet.

TLMASE Candidate Assessment Points (CAP)


CAP 5 Admission


  • Application to Graduate Studies & Teacher Leader MAE
  • Official Transcripts
  • GPA: 2.75, cumulative
  • Passing Praxis or GRE scores
  • 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
  • Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Two Disposition Assessments

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