Teacher Leadership

Florida Atlantic University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
1024 USD/credit
1024 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
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The Teacher Leadership Certificate (TLC) from Florida Atlantic University professional development program designed to provide the essential tools teachers need to become highly effective leaders of grade and school level teams. 

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This innovative program fosters leadership development through an interactive set of experiences that include sound theoretical and “best practice” knowledge, problem-based coursework, and field-based experiences.

The Teacher Leadership Certificate (TLC) from Florida Atlantic University  is a joint endeavor of the Department of Educational Leadership & Research Methodology and the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, designed to develop a new generation of leaders within the teaching profession. With a shared vision of teacher leadership advancing the profession, the TLC’s goals are to:

  • Activate teachers as leaders for students and the profession as a result of their participation in this process;
  • Build networks of teachers equipped with the knowledge and skills to mobilize, advocate, and lead around issues concerning 21st-century student learning, as well as the profession, and education policy;
  • Develop teacher leadership as an integral factor in teachers’ professional development;
  • Define foundational competencies within three key pathways of teacher leadership: instructional, policy, and association leadership;
  • Develop relevant experiences and supports to help teachers cultivate those competencies; and
  • Provide support for teacher-designed leadership plans that address student learning within one key leadership pathway, followed by the demonstration of these plans’ progress and results.

Sample Careers

  • Leading school-based teams and committees (Grade level, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), School Advisory Committee (SAC), etc.)
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Coaching of teams
  • Leading student organizations
  • Classroom teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Professional Development specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Documentation and Assessment in Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Leading Adult and Professional Learning in Schools
  • Evaluation and Leadership Theory for Educational Leaders
  • Clinical Education

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




15 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from the Registrar of each college or university you have attended are to be sent to the Graduate College.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation: The Graduate College requires all applicants to graduate programs whose transcripts are from foreign institutions to have their credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Completed health form from Health Services
  • Financial Certification Form I-20 information 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1024 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    1024 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1024 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    369 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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Getting a Student Visa

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