University of Illinois—​Springfield

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.A. in Teacher Leadership
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The MTL online degree in teacher leadership has had a successful track record for the last 10 years. Our graduates are known as teacher leaders who excel in their teaching situations and provide curricular leadership in their roles in school organizations and communities of learning. The program is recognized for its leading edge use of technology, its innovative presentations of practical knowledge and skills, and its ability to provide enhanced access to affordable advanced degree.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 52


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7 full-time; 13 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 15% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 6
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 30 full-time; 12 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on campus No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Little


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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