The master's degree program in Educational Leadership leading to certification in Instructional Leadership and the Alabama Class A Instructional Leadership reduced hour certification only option offered through The University of Alabama prepare experienced educators to work in the area of school administration. Educators gain a thorough understanding of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the field of educational leadership. They learn to work with students, families, and communities in ways that reflect the dispositions expected of educational leaders.
The program content is consistent with state and national standards. Individuals interested in applying to this program must have three years of full-time professional educational experience in a P-12 setting, which includes at least one year of full-time teaching experience, and have a desire to move into an administrative position.