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Teacher Leadership, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Are you a certified teacher who is devoted to improving student learning in your classroom, becoming a leader of a professional learning community in your building, and advancing your career?  Our Teacher Leadership program was created just for you.


The Master of Arts program in Teacher Leadership is atwo-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.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Graduate Research 
  • 21st Century Curriculum Design  
  • Cultural Competency and Schools 
  • Emerging Technology in Education  
  • Culminating Research Project
  • Instructional Coaching 
  • Data Analysis & Transforming Assessments 
  • Student-Centered Differentiated Instruction 
  • Effective School Leadership
  • Action Research I:  Teacher Leadership
  • Action Research II: Teacher Leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Online Application - Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. 
  • Essay - Submit a 1,200 to 1,500 statement summarizing the two most important challenges facing your classroom
  • Transcripts - Submit sealed official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended for both undergraduate and graduate studies to the Department of Teacher Education.
  • Referrals - Request three persons -- two peers and your principal or direct supervisor -- to complete the Recommendation form and mail directly to the Department of Teacher Education.
  • Release form - Request your direct supervisor to complete the Research Day Release form.
  • Resume - Email a current resume to teacher-leadership

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17712 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17712 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7056 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Durango

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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