Teacher Leadership

Rider University

12 months
850 USD/credit
850 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Teachers who complete the Teacher Leadership program at Rider University will acquire both content knowledge and the skills needed to be effective teacher leaders in their schools and school districts. 


The full master’s degree program includes both the 21-credit Teacher Leadership Core and the 15-credit Core Content Disciplines. Students who complete the master’s degree track are eligible to apply for New Jersey Supervisor Certification.

The recommended course sequence set by Rider University has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) for the teacher leadership endorsement and underwent a rigorous approval process that included a description of all curriculum and instructional content, as well as explanations of how the courses align to the Teacher Leader Model Standards and how each course is assessed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative, Ethical Teacher Leadership
  • Supervisor/Teacher Leadership for Improved Instruction & Learning
  • Curriculum Design & Development
  • Assessment of Curriculum & Instruction to Improve the Performance of Teachers & Diverse Learners
  • Research Strategies & Analysis of Data to Make Decisions in Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Application
  • Transcripts must have the official school seal and be translated to English.
  • Photocopies are only accepted when attested by the college or university.
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    850 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 850 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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