The Rank One in School Improvement Master of Arts program is a fully online curriculum designed for educators seeking flexibility, convenience, individualized faculty attention, and a strong peer support network as they earn a second master’s degree and advance in teacher leadership roles in their schools and districts. The core courses encourage students to develop strong philosophical foundations for leadership and offer advanced relevant education in topics such as collaborative instruction, diversity, literacy, technology, and data analysis.

After completing their core courses, many of our candidates choose to add an additional endorsement, cognate, or certification to their degree to increase their professional opportunities and improve their employability. Interested candidates can focus on one or more of the following:


With four flexible electives included in the Rank One’s planned coursework, candidates can also design a unique program of study that meets their specific needs.

Application Requirements for Rank 1

Curriculum contract

Program Director

Dr. Emily DeMoor