Become a Leader in Your School

Our Master of Science in Instruction and Leadership (MSIL) is designed as a capstone degree for certified teachers who are interested in improving their effectiveness as a teacher and who want to become effective innovators, focused on the improved learning of their P-12 students. In this program you will learn from research-based techniques to collaborate with peers to create positive change and to promote increased success for students and schools.

Course Highlights

Required
  • Leadership Essentials: Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership Essentials to Develop and Sustain a Professional Culture

  • Capstone Project I: Leadership Essentials to Strategically Think, Plan, Implement and Evaluate
  • Capstone II: Leadership Essentials to Strategically Think, Plan, Implement and Evaluate a Teacher Leadership

Updated June 2021. See catalog for full details.

Why Granite State College?

This is a 36-credit graduate degree and requires a Granite State College Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification. It applies 24-credits from your Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification to the master’s program, and completes with 12 leadership credits.

Tuition Savings for Post-Bacc. Alumni

Did you receive your Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from Granite State College? If so, you may be eligible for a tuition discount when you apply to our M.S. in Instruction Leadership .

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Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Our admissions criteria includes:

A Granite State College Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program is a required foundation for this master’s program. Twenty-four (24) post baccalaureate credits can be used toward our 36-credit M.S. in Instruction and Leadership. Individuals who earned fewer than 24 qualified credits will be required to complete additional graduate coursework at Granite State.

Because a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from Granite State is required foundation this program, it may impact your ability to apply. Programs leading to teacher certification or licensure are available to new students in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The admission requirements to the M.S. in Instruction and Leadership include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA average in the last 60 credit hours, or Graduate Degree completed from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA minimum overall.
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification from Granite State College: 24 of your PBTC will be applied towards the 36-credit M.S. in Instruction and Leadership. Applicants who earned fewer than 24 qualified credits can simply complete additional graduate coursework to become eligible.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college work
  • 500-1000 word statement which includes professional goals and aspirations, motivation for applying for the degree, and relevant formal or informal experiences. The statement is evaluated on applicant’s writing and its content alignment with the program’s purpose and outcomes
  • (2) professional or academic references
    Contact information for your references is submitted via the admission application. This will generate an email inviting your references to complete a short questionnaire to assess your candidacy. A formal letter of recommendation is not required; however, your references are welcome to upload one within the questionnaire.
  • Current Resume
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