Instructional Leadership

The Instructional Leadership program is split between the following paths: 

1. MEd in Instructional Leadership (School Leadership/Licensure Specialization K-12)

The MEd in Instructional Leadership prepares potential school leaders for Utah’s Schools by providing training based on the Utah Education Leadership (UEL) standards of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC).

The Program combines coursework in leadership and management with specific training in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands placed on today’s education leaders. The program includes a focus on assessment at both the school and classroom levels and the effective use of data to drive decisions in schools. 

The program requires internship experiences based on current USBE policies and includes clinical experiences to connect the learning activities in coursework with the day-to-day needs of modern school settings. 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Lori Hyde, lori.hyde@usu.edu, 435-797-1473
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Alyson Lavigne, alyson.lavigne@usu.edu, 435-797-4144



School Leadership/Licensure Specialization K-12 Information


Admissions to ASC/MEd in IL

Program Guide - MEd IL PDF

Program Guide MEd IL Fall 2021 PDF

2. Administrative/Supervisory Concentration (ASC Licensure)

The Administrative/Supervisory Concentration is designed for school personnel who already hold a Master’s Degree in an education discipline. It prepares potential school leaders for Utah’s Schools by providing training based on the Utah Education Leadership (UEL) standards of the Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). This program is designed to be completed in one year.

The program combines coursework in leadership and management with specific training in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands placed on today’s education leaders. This includes a focus on assessment at both the school and classroom levels and the effective use of data to drive decisions in schools. 

The program requires internship experiences based on current USBE policies and includes clinical experiences to connect the learning activities in coursework with the day-to-day needs of modern school settings. 

Graduate Program Coordinator: Lori Hyde, lori.hyde@usu.edu, 435-797-1473
Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Alyson Lavigne, alyson.lavigne@usu.edu, 435-797-4144

Administrative/Supervisory Concentration Licensure


Admissions to ASC Licensure

Program Guide - ASC PDF

Program Guide ASC Fall 2021 PDF  

Additional Resources

Disclosure of Educational Requirements for Licensure by State

Our program adheres to the Utah Educational Leadership Standards and prepares students for entry into the profession of school administration. Given the varied and changing requirements across jurisdictions, we have not determined and cannot assure that graduates will meet all requirements for licensure in all states or territories. You are encouraged to become familiar with relevant state licensing laws and discuss your curricular plan with your advisor.

This program meets requirements in Utah.

USU has not determined if the program meets requirements in: AK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.