Master of Education

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Teacher Leader Program

Teacher leader programs focus on preparing teachers to use student performance data to make curricular, instructional, and assessment decisions to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices in their schools. The programs also prepare candidates to serve as change agents who improve student performance as well as school culture and climate. The Midway University M.Ed. program is designed for teachers desiring to continue to serve in teaching positions while utilizing leadership skills to help themselves and others become effective teachers and create positive learning environments.

Students completing the Master of Education program will:

  1. demonstrate the ability to think critically, solve problems, and act decisively
  2. demonstrate a deepening knowledge and appreciation of self and others
  3. demonstrate a commitment to diversity
  4. demonstrate professionalism
  5. demonstrate the ability to lead

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

The Master of Education programs adhere to the advanced level standards required by the Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB) and the Kentucky Department of Education. The Midway University program is approved by EPSB.

  • Candidates will collect and analyze data from multiple methods of assessment in order to effectively interpret continuous improvement.
  • Candidates will understand and recognize human diversity.
  • Candidates will develop professional knowledge and effective practices for student growth.
  • Candidates will seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities while using collaboration with all stakeholders (families, students, colleagues, and community) in order to ensure learner growth.
  • Candidates will understand and demonstrate central concepts utilizing tools of inquiry and foundations of the disciplines they teach in order to create experiences for student growth and mastery.
  • Candidates will plan instruction using pedagogical constructs that will promote rigorous learning for all students in content areas and cross curriculum.

Each candidate must also demonstrate proficiency in the appropriate Specialty Professional Association (SPA) standard. The specialty professional associations standards used in the development of the conceptual framework and programs at Midway University are those of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Literacy Association (ILA).

Admission Requirements for the M.Ed.

  • Recommendation form from school principal
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Bachelor degree
  • Licensed and current practicing teacher

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. No more than six of these credit hours may be transferred from another institution.


General Education Hours - N/A

Elective Hours - 0

Total Hours to Complete - 30

Last updated: 10/27/2020