The Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Leadership
degree program at Robert Morris University builds on what
students have mastered on the job, as well as in teacher
education programs. The program will extend your abilities in
a wide variety of areas to help you advance professionally.
The 36-credit degree program is designed for elementary or
secondary school teachers, those in corporate training and
development, or those in scholastic athletics and recreation
management. Six specialization tracks are offered: Leadership,
Corporate Training, Elementary Education, English Education,
Mathematics Education and Sport Management.
Classes are taught by faculty members who are experts in
education and related disciplines, and by practicing
professionals who are leaders in the field. Fall and spring
semester classes are offered in the evenings during eight-week
terms. Many summer courses are also offered during the day
for more intensive study.
The program includes a practicum that provides you with the
opportunity to conduct a field-based project. You will work
with teachers, managers, administrators or other decisionmakers
and policy-makers in an educational setting to
perform this on-site, guided practical experience. You may
choose to focus your practicum in your specialization area.
The Leadership track is designed for educators interested in
setting goals, allocating resources to instruction, managing
curricula, monitoring lesson plans and evaluating programs.
The Corporate Training track is designed for individuals who
create and/or deliver instruction to adults in a business
setting. Studies are applicable to a variety of industries,
including government and nonprofit organizations.
The Elementary Education track is designed for elementary
teachers who wish to enhance their expertise with a master's
degree, or for those currently pursuing elementary teacher
The English Education track is designed for secondary
English or communications teachers who wish to enhance
their expertise with a master's degree, or for those currently
pursuing secondary teacher certification in English or
The Mathematics Education track is designed for secondary
mathematics teachers who wish to enhance their expertise
with a master's degree, or for those currently pursuing
secondary teacher certification in mathematics.
The Sport Management track is designed for individuals in
scholastic athletics and recreation management. The program
develops a core of sport management, public relations,
marketing and other skills required of leaders in these fields.
Area I (21 credits)
||Theories of Learning/Instruction
||Curriculum Design and Development
||Learning Systems and Instructional Decision-Making
||Instructional Leadership Management
||Instructional Leadership Practicum
Area II - 3 credits
||Critical Issues Affecting American Education
||The Learning Environment
||Special Learning Problems
||The Reflective Learner
||Reading Strategies Across the Curriculum
Area III - 3 credits
||Introduction to Theory of Online Education
||Computers in the Classroom
||Internet/Basic Web Page Design
Area IV - Specialization Track (9 credits)
3 electives chosen from:
- Courses listed above that have not been taken
- Courses offered for other specialization tracks
- Independent or directed study courses approved by the department head and dean
- Other graduate courses offered by the University for which prerequisites have been met
Corporate Training Track
||Introduction to Corporate Training
||Corporate Training II
Elementary Education Track
||Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Social Studies
||Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Mathematics and Science
||Enhancing Instruction in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
English Education Track
||Rhetoric and Composition
||Linguistics and Pedagogy
||Literature and Pedagogy
Mathematics Education Track
||Pedagogical Strategies and Advanced Topics of Trigonometry and Calculus
||Pedagogical Strategies and Advanced Topics of Algebra and Geometry
||Practicum Teaching Math with Technology
Sport Management Track
||Sport in Society
||Sport Marketing and Promotions
Students should submit the following credentials to the Graduate Admissions Office:
- A completed application and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Or apply online
- Official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Two current letters of recommendation.
- A current résumé.
The Tuition Fees and Schedule can be found on the Student Financial Services Site. The tuition rate includes all University fees except fees for courses that have an online component.
Offered in Moon Township only.