UPIKE TLM

A value-added program, the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TLM) degree at UPIKE is designed for the working professional. Our program is 100% online, flexible, and affordable, making it more convenient than ever to advance your education.  TEACH Grants are available for qualified students.  Please contact financial aid at 606-218-5254 for information.

Aligned with the Teacher Leader Model Standards, the UPIKE TLM curriculum includes opportunities for action research, job-embedded professional growth, and relevant field experiences focused on classroom, school, and/or district-specific data and resources. 

The UPIKE TLM:
  • Provides personalized professional development and integrated learning opportunities for practicing educators
  • Allows you to utilize your own classroom data
  • Linked to your district's required professional development
  • Guided by your own professional growth plan
  • Uses proven, cutting-edge research
  • Allows you to earn a Rank I if you already have a Rank II
  • Offered at a competitive tuition rate
Contact:
Fairy Coleman
Phone: (606) 218-5314
Email: TL@upike.edu

Courses

The 31-hour program features a curriculum based on leadership, instruction and inquiry.

Leadership
EDU 510 Leadership Skills for Todays Teachers I
EDU 540 Leadership Skills for Today’s Teachers II
EDU 630 Leadership for Differentiated Instruction

Instruction
EDU 520 Motivating Today’s Students While Managing Today’s Classroom
EDU 530 Assessment for Teacher Leaders
EDU 610 or EDU 620 Literacy Instruction
EDU 640 Content Knowledge Enhancement
EDU 650 Instructional Design

Inquiry
EDU 550 Research to Improve Student Learning
EDU 570 Research in Analysis and Application of Student Data
EDU 580 Research III (Capstone - 1 hour)
 
 

Criteria

The Patton College of Education understands that schools need teachers who are dedicated to learning, leading, and empowering others through their professional knowledge and leadership skills. The goal of the Teacher Leader Master’s Program is to equip teachers with the necessary leadership skills to positively transform their classrooms, schools, districts, and the profession. Criteria for admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program are below. For questions or more information, email TL@upike.edu.

General Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program

     General Requirements
  1. Complete an application to the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP).
  2. The applicant must submit a completed and signed character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 (included in the application).
  3. The applicant must present a signed Administrator Agreement with the principal of the school of employment.  If the applicant is not actively employed within a P-12 school, he/she must have a signed Administrator Agreement designating a classroom/teacher partner with whom the applicant can collaborate to complete all required clinical experiences before being admitted to the program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution to the University Registrar at the University of Pikeville.  (Up to 6 hours of transferred credits are allowed.)
  5. The applicant must sign an acknowledgement form stating that he/she can access the online GTEP Handbook.
  6. The applicant must submit a copy of his/her P-12 statement of eligibility or an initial certificate earned by completion of an approved program through an approved educator preparation provider in Kentucky; or, for out-of-state applicants, a statement of eligibility or an initial certificate issued by the Education Professional Standards Board per 16 KAR 5:020 and earned by completion of a program through an approved educator preparation provider. (The Certification Inquiry from the EPSB Website demonstrating P-12 certification will also be acceptable evidence.)
  7. If the applicant’s first language is not English, he/she must provide evidence of English proficiency (i.e., TOEFL score of 80 on the iBT or 550 on the PBT).
General Knowledge
  1. The applicant must have on file official transcripts showing a minimal, non-rounded cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from the degree-granting institution (or a 2.6 prior to 2012) and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all relevant graduate level coursework.
Specialization Knowledge
  1. Submit a copy of minimum Kentucky passing scores on Praxis exams required for certification area, which can be indicated by a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) or Teaching Certificate issued by EPSB.
Professional Knowledge
  1. The candidate must review and sign a declaration to uphold the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel defined in 704KAR20:680.
  2. Agree to uphold the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).
  3. The applicant must demonstrate appropriate characteristics of a teacher leader by receiving no Level 1 (Rarely or Never ) ratings on each section and a positive final recommendation on the Evaluation for Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program, that includes sections on professional qualities, critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and collaboration.  (Three are required.)
Teacher Competencies
  1. The candidate must complete a pre self-assessment of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.
Professional Dispositions
  1. The applicant must have a signed statement indicating understanding and commitment to developing the expected dispositions.

Criteria

The Patton College of Education understands that schools need teachers who are dedicated to learning, leading, and empowering others through their professional knowledge and leadership skills. The goal of the Teacher Leader Master’s Program is to equip teachers with the necessary leadership skills to positively transform their classrooms, schools, districts, and the profession. Criteria for admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program are below. For questions or more information, email TL@upike.edu.

General Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program

     General Requirements
  1. Complete an application to the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP).
  2. The applicant must submit a completed and signed character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 (included in the application).
  3. The applicant must present a signed Administrator Agreement with the principal of the school of employment.  If the applicant is not actively employed within a P-12 school, he/she must have a signed Administrator Agreement designating a classroom/teacher partner with whom the applicant can collaborate to complete all required clinical experiences before being admitted to the program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution to the University Registrar at the University of Pikeville.  (Up to 6 hours of transferred credits are allowed.)
  5. The applicant must sign an acknowledgement form stating that he/she can access the online GTEP Handbook.
  6. The applicant must submit a copy of his/her P-12 statement of eligibility or an initial certificate earned by completion of an approved program through an approved educator preparation provider in Kentucky; or, for out-of-state applicants, a statement of eligibility or an initial certificate issued by the Education Professional Standards Board per 16 KAR 5:020 and earned by completion of a program through an approved educator preparation provider. (The Certification Inquiry from the EPSB Website demonstrating P-12 certification will also be acceptable evidence.)
  7. If the applicant’s first language is not English, he/she must provide evidence of English proficiency (i.e., TOEFL score of 80 on the iBT or 550 on the PBT).
General Knowledge
  1. The applicant must have on file official transcripts showing a minimal, non-rounded cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from the degree-granting institution (or a 2.6 prior to 2012) and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all relevant graduate level coursework.
Specialization Knowledge
  1. Submit a copy of minimum Kentucky passing scores on Praxis exams required for certification area, which can be indicated by a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) or Teaching Certificate issued by EPSB.
Professional Knowledge
  1. The candidate must review and sign a declaration to uphold the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel defined in 704KAR20:680.
  2. Agree to uphold the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).
  3. The applicant must demonstrate appropriate characteristics of a teacher leader by receiving no Level 1 (Rarely or Never ) ratings on each section and a positive final recommendation on the Evaluation for Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program, that includes sections on professional qualities, critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and collaboration.  (Three are required.)
Teacher Competencies
  1. The candidate must complete a pre self-assessment of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.
Professional Dispositions
  1. The applicant must have a signed statement indicating understanding and commitment to developing the expected dispositions.
  2.  
Criteria

The Patton College of Education understands that schools need teachers who are dedicated to learning, leading, and empowering others through their professional knowledge and leadership skills. The goal of the Teacher Leader Master’s Program is to equip teachers with the necessary leadership skills to positively transform their classrooms, schools, districts, and the profession. Criteria for admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program are below. For questions or more information, email TL@upike.edu.

General Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program

     General Requirements
  1. Complete an application to the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP).
  2. The applicant must submit a completed and signed character and fitness questionnaire contained in Section III of the CA-1 (included in the application).
  3. The applicant must present a signed Administrator Agreement with the principal of the school of employment.  If the applicant is not actively employed within a P-12 school, he/she must have a signed Administrator Agreement designating a classroom/teacher partner with whom the applicant can collaborate to complete all required clinical experiences before being admitted to the program.
  4. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly from the credit-granting institution to the University Registrar at the University of Pikeville.  (Up to 6 hours of transferred credits are allowed.)
  5. The applicant must sign an acknowledgement form stating that he/she can access the online GTEP Handbook.
  6. The applicant must submit a copy of his/her P-12 statement of eligibility or an initial certificate earned by completion of an approved program through an approved educator preparation provider in Kentucky; or, for out-of-state applicants, a statement of eligibility or an initial certificate issued by the Education Professional Standards Board per 16 KAR 5:020 and earned by completion of a program through an approved educator preparation provider. (The Certification Inquiry from the EPSB Website demonstrating P-12 certification will also be acceptable evidence.)
  7. If the applicant’s first language is not English, he/she must provide evidence of English proficiency (i.e., TOEFL score of 80 on the iBT or 550 on the PBT).
General Knowledge
  1. The applicant must have on file official transcripts showing a minimal, non-rounded cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from the degree-granting institution (or a 2.6 prior to 2012) and a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all relevant graduate level coursework.
Specialization Knowledge
  1. Submit a copy of minimum Kentucky passing scores on Praxis exams required for certification area, which can be indicated by a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) or Teaching Certificate issued by EPSB.
Professional Knowledge
  1. The candidate must review and sign a declaration to uphold the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel defined in 704KAR20:680.
  2. Agree to uphold the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).
  3. The applicant must demonstrate appropriate characteristics of a teacher leader by receiving no Level 1 (Rarely or Never ) ratings on each section and a positive final recommendation on the Evaluation for Admission to the Graduate Teacher Education Program, that includes sections on professional qualities, critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and collaboration.  (Three are required.)
Teacher Competencies
  1. The candidate must complete a pre self-assessment of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.
Professional Dispositions
  1. The applicant must have a signed statement indicating understanding and commitment to developing the expected dispositions.
  2.  
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