Masters and Specialist icon Urban Teacher Leadership (M.Ed.)

The M.Ed. Urban Teacher Leadership program is an interdisciplinary degree designed to offer content specialists preparation leading to both a teacher leadership certification and a coaching endorsement. The program is designed for teachers in urban school settings who will remain in their classrooms while assuming leadership roles in the schools and within the larger context of the school community. Both experience in urban schools and urban research studies suggest that urban communities meet unique challenges that must be addressed by teachers in those schools.

The program is developed around a set of academic and field experiences that provide knowledge and skills for leadership in collaboration, writing for change, reflective and critical thinking, problem solving, and the advocacy of excellence in urban education grounded in concentration areas: elementary mathematics, elementary science, English education, ESOL education, leadership, mathematics education, middle level education, reading education, science education, and social studies education.

Course description and classes

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Program Coordinator

Dr. Chantee L. Earl, Ph.D.

Graduate Admissions Information

For information about application steps, requirements and deadlines for graduate school, visit our extensive Graduate Admissions Information page.

Educational Leadership – Dr. Jami Berry
Educational Leadership – Dr. Hayward Richardson
Early Childhood and Elementary Education – Dr. Caitlyn Dooley
English Education – Dr. Ewa McGrail
ESOL Education – Dr. Gertrude Tinker Sachs
Mathematics Education – Dr. Nermin Bayazit
Middle Level Education – Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross
Reading Education – Dr. Tisha Lewis/Dr. Amy Flint
Science Education – Dr. Lisa Martin-Hansen
Social Studies Education – Dr. Caroline Sullivan
Atlanta Public Schools – Dr. Susan Crim McClendon (PTI)