Master of Arts Teacher Leadership

Program Description

This program is intended for the classroom teacher who is interested in increasing their job responsibilities and assuming leadership roles within their schools or districts. This degree is designed for those individuals who enjoy the classroom environment with students and are not interested in becoming a principal.

These graduate candidates will strive for leadership roles in a variety of capacities such as department chairs, instructional coaches, curriculum coordinators, mentor teachers, and community liaisons. 

Unique Features

The program delivery model is largely of a problem-based structure. It includes opportunities for candidates to engage in both online, blended, and face-to-face instruction. The program also allows students the chance to complete field-based internships within a K-12 setting. Throughout the student's placement, they will be given an opportunity to implement their learning theory and newly acquired skills in a K-12 school environment. 

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following:

  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A valid teaching certificate
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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Leadership Coach
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Associate Professor - Teacher Leadership
  • Bright Horizons Children's Center


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