Instructional Leadership Emphasis in PK-12 Education
The Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in PK-12 coursework is intended for those seeking to fill curriculum and instruction leadership roles in school districts or for individuals who wish to advance beyond the master’s level in an organized and structured degree program. Students will learn the skills necessary to implement educational practices that are research- based and effectively assist teachers to implement these best practices in the 21st century classroom.
This is a non-certification program requiring 21 credit hours of coursework at the 60000 level.
For more information, please contact Dr. Graham Weir, EdS Department Chair at (636) 949-4315 or Dr. Linda Leavitt at (636) 949-4756.
"Teaching and Leading as an Art and a Science"
The School of Education agrees that the general outcome of the teacher education program must be teaching professionals that believe and implement teaching as a blend of “Art” and “Science” as represented by the Beauty and Mechanism of the Spellmann Clock Tower… Teaching as an art because teaching is a craft that must be learned and applied in an authentic environment. Teaching as a science because it must be influenced by research and best practice for optimal student learning to be achieved.