General Information

Phone: (615) 547-1331
Office: Bone Hall 100
Office Hours:  8 - 4 pm (M-F)
Mailing address:
Cumberland University 
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Cumberland University

The School of Education and Public Service offers a M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership designed to prepare licensure and non-licensure candidates as K-12 school leaders. The program offers two concentrations: Instructional Leadership (Licensure) and Instructional Coaching/Teacher Leadership (Non-Licensure). A core set of courses in educational leadership, legal & diversity issues, and data assessment are followed by differentiated coursework in one of the two concentrations. The Master of Education in Instructional Leadership was instituted in the Fall of 2012.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Instructional Leadership program is to prepare candidates as K-12 school leaders. The Instructional Leadership program provides recurrent opportunities to unite theory and practice via field-based experiences that integrate content knowledge through the integration of theory, reflection and applied leadership opportunities. Through collaboration, shared decision-making, and a focus on achievement, the Instructional Leadership program will prepare competent, caring, qualified professionals and reflective practitioners.  

General Information

Courses are delivered through a hybrid model that includes online classes with 3-4 Saturday sessions per course per semester required. Courses are taught by current school leaders, or co-taught with university faculty and current school leaders.

There are practicum courses associated with content courses, in which candidates will engage in school-based projects associated with course content. Candidates are expected to establish projects with school or district administrators that will support course content and provide relevant practical experience  for the aspiring administrator.