Instruction and Leadership (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Instruction and Leadership is designed as a capstone degree for UNH CPS Post Baccalaureate teacher certification completers interested in improving their effectiveness as a teacher and who want to become effective teacher leaders who are focused on the improved learning of their PK-12 students. Graduate students in this program learn from research-based techniques to collaborate with peers to create positive change and to promote increased student success.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 36 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 12 credits must be taken UNH
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0

Major in Instruction and Leadership 1
Specialization Component 224
EDC 890Leadership Essentials: Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
EDC 891Leadership Essentials to Develop and Support a Professional Culture3
EDC 892Capstone Project I: Leadership Essentials to Strategically Think, Plan, Implement & Evaluate3
Integrative Capstone:
EDC 893Capstone Project II: Leadership Essentials to Strategically Think, Plan, Implement, & Evaluate3
Total Credits36

A minimum grade of B- is required in all coursework.


The Specialization Component of this program is made up of 24 graduate credits and may include an approved post baccalaureate and/or an approved graduate content area. Contact your program director to determine your Specialization Component for this program.

Students will have the opportunity to:     

  • Develop and support a dynamic teaching and learning environment;
  • Promote and support professional school culture to nurture all learners;
  • Utilize leadership skills from a teacher-leader perspective to design, plan, and implement ongoing action research.