Teacher Leaders know how to analyze trends in the environment as well as in classroom data, articulate and inspire a vision for change, foster collaboration and communication, and develop curriculum, instructional and evaluation strategies.
Teacher Leaders are devoted to improving the effectiveness of their teaching practice. Developing these skills will allow you to meaningfully effect change to improve student learning in your classroom. But it will also allow you to lead change outside of your teaching role as the leader of a professional learning community in your building.
Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership Option
The Master of Arts program in Teacher Leadership is a two-year graduate program with significant development in the fundamentals of action research, as well as the critical Teacher Leader competencies included in the Teacher Leadership Certificate program. The culminating research project will allow you to improve practices and policies in your program, building, or district.
Teacher Leadership Certificate
The Professional Certificate in Teacher Leadership is a one-year program that develops competencies in technology, culturally responsive teaching, assessment, instructional coaching, differential instruction, and leadership.