The Teacher Leader (TL) Program

This program provides strong leadership training for students who choose to serve as classroom teachers throughout their professional careers. The TL program allows students to hone skills to serve as resource teachers, consultants, committee chairs, and instructional leaders among their peers in their schools and districts. For those seeking to be leaders in their own schools and districts, the program prepares students to pursue opportunities beyond their own classroom and to focus on skills needed to leverage both internal and external resources that influence study in the social sciences or preparation for careers in public law. Student learning is enhanced when schools are filled with instructional leaders who understand and model effective teaching and learning practices and who are able to mentor others to become effective leaders.

Teacher Leader master's applicants can select a wide variety of concentrations including:

  1. Alternate Concentration
    • Communication
    • English/Language Arts (not dual credit instruction)
    • English as a Second Language (Endorsement)
    • Rural Education
    • School Health
    • Sociology
    • STEM
  2. Biology (Dual Credit Instruction)
  3. English (Dual Credit Instruction)
  4. Gifted Education
  5. IECE (Non-IECE certification)
  6. Interdisciplinary P-5
  7. Literacy Specialist Endorsement
  8. Mathematics (Dual Credit Instruction)
  9. Middle Grades 5-9
  10. School Community Leader
  11. Social Studies
  12. Special Education