Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Teacher Leadership (M.Ed)

All programs in the Benedictine College Education Department operate under the conceptual framework of Educators as Builder’s of Community.  This two-year program includes a core curriculum of study in teaching models and strategies; mentoring and peer coaching; and teacher leadership, with flexible scheduling designed for working teachers.



The admissions policy for the M.Ed. has been designed to select candidates who have demonstrated ability to be successful.  The application process includes:

  • Completed application form and fee
  • Official transcripts from an accredited college or university
  • Copy of teacher licensure or evidence of an educational role in a parochial school
  • A resume of written and professional experiences
  • A written essay
  • Application Packet
  • Download Application Materials


A maximum of nine (9) credit hours is allowed for the transfer of comparable graduate level coursework may be applied to the degree program requirements.  Transfer hours with a grade of “B” or better from an accredited institution may be accepted subject to the approval of the program director and chair of the department of education.



The M.Ed. program is offered through a cohort structure in which students admitted progress through the program as a group (i.e. Cohort I, Cohort II, etc.).  By the end of the program students have developed strong relationships, which become a  professional support network.




Year 1   FallIntroduction to School Leadership
 Assessment and School Improvement
Year 1   SpringAdvanced Foundations of Education
 Models and Strategies of Instructional Leadership
Year 1   SummerFoundations of Curriculum Development
 Building Communities in Schools OR The Catholic School Teacher
Year 2   FallInstructional Technology and Applications
 Educational Research
Year 2   SpringMentoring and Teacher Leadership
 Directed Study
Year 2   SummerCurrent Trends and Practices
 Directed Study



Graduate Programs in Education