Teacher Leadership

2017-2019 Teacher Leadership Cohort

Becoming a teacher leader

Are you a certified teacher who is devoted to improving student learning in your classroom, becoming a leader of a professional learning community in your building, and advancing your career?  Our Teacher Leadership program was created just for you.


What is a teacher leader?

A teacher leader is someone who:

  • Promotes, advocates, and initiates meaningful change in P-12 education
  • Collaborates with peers to develop and implement instructional initiatives that respond to problems in student learning and achievement
  • Sees opportunities for change, analyzes data, shares ideas with colleagues, and helps to implement and evaluate initiatives

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Who is this program for?

This program does NOT lead to principal licensure or teacher certification. If you are interested in pursuing your teacher certification please review our undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate programs or Master of Arts in Education-Teacher Licensure Program

What can you do with this degree?

Our recent graduates have the following job titles or responsibilities:

  • Administrator
  • District Curriculum Team for Fine Arts
  • Grade level team leader
  • Interventionist
  • Program Developer
  • School or district committee member
  • Staff Advocate
  • Student Advisor
  • Teacher Mentor/Coach
  • Technology Support Person

Program options

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 two-year program that develops competencies in technology, culturally responsive teaching, assessment, instructional coaching, differential instruction, and leadership.

Program dates

  • March 12, 2018
  • Summer and Fall registration begins
  • April 20, 2018
    Last day of classes
  • April 23-26, 2018
    Final exams
  • May 2, 2018
    Grades viewable to students
  • April 30, 2018
    Summer semester begins
  • May 15, 2018
    Deadline for adding classes (Census date)
  • August 22, 2018
    Grades viewable to students
  • November 23, 2018
    Fall 2019 application available

Please contact us with your questions.