The Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching program develops leadership skills in team building, decision making, problem solving, communicating effectively, and planning and managing change through a combination of theory and practice. The curriculum explores computer tools available for planning and instruction, instruments for assessment and evaluation, and approaches to curriculum design and course planning. Social, cultural and global dimensions of learning are also emphasized.
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Required Courses

EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Educational Research (3)
EDU 552 - Global Perspectives in Teaching (3)
EDU 556 - Technology for Instruction and Management (3)
EDU 557 - Leadership Seminar I (3)
EDU 559 - Leadership Seminar II (3)
EDU 567 - Learning Theory and Practice (3)


Choose six electives from the following areas:

  • Education (including technology and online courses)
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Arts

Total Credits: 36

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

With award-winning teacher certification programs nationally recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Many courses available online.
  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays.
  • Study in summer only, and complete the program in four consecutive summers.
  • Choose to study at a satellite campus.

Education Careers

Graduates of NDMU are highly recruited for employment; we partner with local school systems to help our students navigate the hiring process.

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