The Teacher Leader Program is a comprehensive study of transformational leadership at the school level. This endorsement is designed to prepare teachers for a role as teacher leader to improve teaching and learning. This endorsement requires candidates to have a Professional Educators License with a Teaching Endorsement. Course work will address leadership for positions such as deans, guidance directors, athletic directors, curriculum coordinators, mentors, team leaders and department chairs. This is a rigorous program that is research-based, yet practical in its goal to translate theory into practice. It approaches leadership through the lens of social justice advocacy while addressing challenging issues with integrity and in a caring and ethical manner. The Teacher Leader Program is based on the Lasallian commitment to excellence with the student as the major focus.
Teacher Leader Program Options
The candidate can earn the M.Ed. with Teacher Leader Endorsement, or if they have previously earned a M.Ed. can select the Teacher Leader Endorsement only program.
The Master of Education program requires 31 semester credit hours, which can be completed in an accelerated format in approximately two years. A one semester practicum is also required for the degree. This requirement can be completed without the loss of work time.
The candidate can earn the Teacher Leader Endorsement only if they have a previous M.Ed. in Education and hold a Professional Educators License with Teacher Endorsement. This program requires 23 Credit hours. Transfer Credits are not allowed.
A candidate holding a Professional Educators License with a Teacher Endorsement may choose to apply for the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership or Principal Preparation. If accepted, the candidate can apply all credits earned for the Teacher Leader Endorsement to the Teacher Leader M.Ed. If the candidate meets admission requirements for the M.Ed. with Principal Endorsement up to 5 classes can be transferred to this degree program.
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