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Master of Education in Instructional Leadership Available at King University

BRISTOL, Tenn., May 16, 2017 – Beginning Aug. 2017, King University will offer a new Master of Education in Instructional Leadership degree pending SACS approval.

“We are excited to offer this new graduate program in Instructional Leadership at King,” said Sandra Sanders, Ed.D., associate professor, and M.Ed. program coordinator for King’s School of Education. “This program provides administrative certification for licensed teachers who desire to serve early childhood, primary, and secondary schools in formal leadership capacities such as principals and assistant principals.”

King’s new M.Ed. program will cultivate effective instructional leaders who are prepared to implement research-based changes in curriculum and instruction for the benefit of all students. Apropos topics of study include contemporary issues in education, creating a culture for teaching and learning, communication in a global learning environment, and trends and issues in educational technology.

“This program provides an excellent opportunity for teachers who wish to make a difference in education at an administrative level,” said Matt Roberts, Ed.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. “Administrators face new challenges in their school systems daily. This program provides experienced educators the necessary tools and credentials to become effective administrators in the K-12 setting.”

The M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership is a 16 month, 36 semester hour on-ground or online program that spans four consecutive semesters. Candidates must have a current teacher license and have a minimum of three years of successful classroom experience. Additionally, the application portfolio should include most recent performance appraisal, any relevant professional development, success in improving student achievement, knowledge about curriculum instruction and assessment, and any experience in coaching, collaboration, cooperation, and relationship building with other teachers.

Contact King University’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or for more information. Additional details on King’s Master of Education in Instructional Leadership may also be found at


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