Master of Arts in Education

MAE with Teacher Leadership & Instructional Coaching

MAE with Teacher Leadership & Instructional Coaching


The MAE with Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching is designed to build educator capacity to strategically and purposefully improve universal classroom instruction and reinforce interpersonal relationships among educators, leading to increased student achievement.  The instructional coach will work as a colleague with classroom educators, providing personalized support that is based on the goals and identified strengths of the educator. The coach will provide encouragement and emotional support while communicating and demonstrating research-based instructional practices that result in increased student engagement and excellence for all.

This program consists of a minimum of 30 graduate credits:

  • 15-credits of core coursework.  Core course descriptions are provided on the Course Descriptions menu.
  • 10-credits of coursework specific to the Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching program.  Course descriptions, schedules, and licensing information is available on the Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching webpage. 
     
  • 5-credits of approved elective credits will be chosen from EDUC, EDUL, EDEL.  Educators typically combine coursework from the reading programs, special education programs, and elective (EDEL) coursework to fulfill the elective requirement. Your advisor will assist you in determining the correct course selection and sequence.
     
    • NOTE: up to 6 credits of professional development courses taken prior to beginning the MAE program may be used as electives in this program, either transferred in from other institutions or taken at Viterbo (EDUC/EDPD 510, 546, 546, 547, 548, 549 courses). Courses must have been taken at a graduate level within 7 years of applying to the program to be eligible, and official transcripts must be submitted at the time of application showing evidence of these courses.
       
      Viterbo EDUC/EDPD 510, 546, 547, 548, and 549 courses may not be used as MAE electives after the MAE program has started, and may not exceed 6 credits of the overall elective requirements. 

For questions regarding the MAE with Innovative Teacher Leadership and Instructional Coaching, contact an advisor listed below. 

Wisconsin Students: Susie Hughes
Master of Arts in Education Program Specialist/Advisor
srhughes@viterbo.edu
608-796-3394

Iowa Students:  Carol Page
Master of Arts in Education Program Specialist/Advisor
cdpage@viterbo.edu
515-309-9123