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Teacher Leadership, M.A.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 30 hours

This program is offered online through Global Campus.

The Teacher Leadership degree program prepares teachers to be leaders who strive for school improvement and increased student learning. The Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership is a nationally accredited program by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Students enrolled in this program will take 30 credit hours, selected with their advisor, from the courses listed below:

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirement Snapshot

GPA: 3.0

Entrance Exam: N/A

International Application Deadline: July 1 (Fall), Oct.1 (Spring)

See Admission Requirement Details Below

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  1. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to Graduate Studies.
  2. Regular admission in the program requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) and either a valid teaching certificate and three years of experience or three years of other qualifying experience.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (12 hours)

EDL 658Teacher Leadership


EDU 515Managing Classrooms and Learning Environments


EDU 607Communication and Collaboration Strategies for Teacher Leaders


EDU 660Methods of Educational Research


Emphasis Area (15 hours)

To be selected in conjunction with the student's advisor.

EDL 620Administration Within Diverse Populations


EDL 690Administration of School Curriculum


EDL 765Organizational Change in Educational Institutions


EDL 773Instructional Supervision and Leadership


EDU 590Foundations for Learning, Design, and Technology in Education


EDU 602Strategies and Techniques for Teaching


EDU 613/MLE 613Current Educational Issues


EDU 642Creating Instructional Media


EDU 662Applied Educational Measurement and Evaluation


Capstone Experience (3 hours)

Students earning a degree in Teacher Leadership will meet Plan B requirements. Following accepted guidelines toward the end of their degree program, students are required to research, analyze and provide a plan of action relevant to a problem or opportunity within their own organization or professional field.

EDU 776Seminar: Issues in Education


Total: 30 semester hours