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Teacher Leadership

Beth Dorman instructing students on teaching methods

Elevate your teaching career

Be a leader in your school. Be the change you’d like to see in your learning community. Research and discover instructional initiatives that improve student achievement and then implement these ideas in your school. See the change, be the change.


Program overview

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

Eligibility & career possibilities

This program does NOT lead to principal licensure or teacher certification. To pursue teacher certification with us, we have three pathways for you:

Some of our recent Teacher Leadership graduates are now in the following roles:

  • Administrator
  • District Curriculum Team for Fine Arts
  • Grade level team leader
  • Interventionist
  • Program Developer
  • School or district committee member
  • Student Advisor

Program options

Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership degree

The Master of Arts program 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 is a two-year program that develops competencies in technology, culturally responsive teaching, assessment, instructional coaching, differential instruction, and leadership.

Next steps

Program dates
  • November 20, 2020
  • Fall 2021¬†online application available
  • April 1, 2021
    Priority application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2021
  • May 1, 2021
    Standard application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2021
  • July 15, 2021
    Final  application and scholarship deadline for Fall 2021
  • TBD (August)

Please contact us with your questions.