College of Education



The Master of Science in Education for Effective Teaching and Leadership encourages educators to think deeply, creatively, and critically about the discipline of education and to consider the importance of their work as teachers in a diverse and pluralistic society as well as to develop the personal gifts each brings to teaching.


  • To promote an understanding of teaching as intellectual and creative work
  • To increase knowledge and skill in the art and craft of teaching
  • To promote the skilled, sensitive response to the needs of learners from a diverse set of backgrounds
  • To enhance students' understandings of teaching as moral and interpersonal activity
  • To advance students' personal and intellectual growth through inquiry
  • To inspire professional empowerment through teacher research
  • To develop each student's potential as a teacher leader