Teacher Leadership

The Master of Science in Education, Teacher Leadership 32-unit program is ideal for working professionals who are interested in advanced studies in education. The MS degree culminates with either a thesis or directed research project. All candidates in the Teacher Leadership will obtain valid credentials in the State of California.

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Recent Dominican Credential Completers

All credential completers who have earned their preliminary credential recommendation with Dominican within the past 5 years may continue with the 16 units of masters coursework.

Total units for MS in Education: Teacher Leadership is 16 units of credential coursework plus 16 units of masters degree coursework = 32 units

Dominican may accept up to 6 additional qualified graduate transfer units toward the 32 unit degree requirement. For the purpose of this agreement, qualified transfer units are broadly defined as graduate units earned at another institution that focus primarily on education/teacher preparation.

Course Sequence (32 total units)

Teacher Leadership Elective Courses - select 16 elective units


Current Trend Courses - select one from the following


EDU 5930 Policy & Change 4
EDU 5931 Child & Adolescent Development 4
EDU 5932 Research for Social Justice 4
EDU 5933 Special Education 4
Additional elective options applicable to Special Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs  
EDU 5934 Data Analysis 4
Additional elective options applicable to Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Teacher Preparation Programs  
EDU 5390 Characteristics of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Special Needs 4
EDU 5391 Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education 4
Total: 4

Required Courses

Course(s) Units
EDU 5905 Approaches to Educational Research (Fall Only) 4
EDU 5915 Applied Educational Research (Spring Only) 4
EDU 5925 Leadership in Education 4
Total: 12