Teacher Leadership, M.Ed. | Columbus State University | Columbus, United States
12 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Teacher Leadership from Columbus State University is designed for certified educators who want to remain in classroom teaching while, at the same time, extend their influence beyond the walls of their own classrooms. 


The program is designed to help teachers improve their knowledge and skills in teaching their own content areas as well as in leadership where they develop expertise in leading other educators to improve teaching and learning across all subject areas and grade levels. 

The Teacher Leadership program from Columbus State University addresses the expanded roles and responsibilities of teachers in schools, including data-driven assessment and decision making for school improvement, leading professional learning communities, applying research to practice, improving teaching and learning, and collaborating with families and the community.

The 36-semester hour program includes six hours in foundations courses, twelve hours in teacher leadership courses, twelve hours in content area pedagogy courses, and six hours in an internship. Candidates complete the internship in their own classrooms during the final two semesters of coursework where they gain experience as teacher leaders under the supervision of P-12 and university coaches and mentors.  

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • Model professionalism and best practices in teaching and learning and serve as a mentor and coach for other educators;
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to build a positive school culture and to improve teaching and learning;
  • Facilitate the design and implementation of effective professional learning based on identified student and teacher needs;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of curriculum and assessment that includes the use of data analysis for decision making;
  • Access and conduct research to use in improving teaching and learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Adult Learners and Learning
  • Supervision of the Learning Environment
  • Continuous Improvement in Schools
  • Developing Teacher Leaders
  • Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative 2.75 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work for regular admission and a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) for provisional admission.
  • A clear, renewable level 4 or higher professional teaching, service, or leadership certificate in the field of study for which the applicant will specialize.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in the field in which the applicant will specialize.
  • A personal statement of purpose not to exceed 400 words, which identifies the applicant’s interest in the program and reason for pursuing graduate study.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with one being from the candidate’s school system administrator (superintendent) or designee.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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