The University of Louisville is offering a new online graduate program for certified teachers—the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership.
In the changing landscape of learning, the best teachers are also leaders and visionaries who inspire leadership in others. The Teacher Leadership degree at UofL was developed by the College of Education and Human Development faculty in collaboration with educators and administrators at school districts, and is led by an experienced team of world-class professors. The curriculum prepares teachers certified in Kentucky to serve as leaders who can work strategically with peers, school and district administrators and learners of all ages to improve teaching and learning. Much of the content focuses on how teachers can sharpen their instructional practices to better facilitate student learning while also coaching other teachers to lead.
“This program was prepared especially for certified teachers looking to expand their skills and advance their careers,” says Dr. Pamela Jett, program director. “It’s innovative because it’s built around theories and practical techniques that help teachers learn to lead and empower colleagues, while also focusing on their own careers. Outcomes focus on ways to support both new and experienced teachers to develop and transform how we view teaching and learning is delivered, both in the classroom and in the greater school community.”
The online M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership also provides the opportunity for teachers to enhance their certification by adding an endorsement or specialization to the core coursework. Endorsements in Teacher Leadership, ESL, Gifted & Talented, Instructional Technology and Classroom Reading are just some of the ways teachers can expand their repertoire and truly have an impact on learning.
A bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution as well as a valid Kentucky teaching license are required for admission to this program. The GRE is not required if the applicant has a minimum GPA of 2.75. Financial aid is available for all students who qualify.
Start dates for online courses are available each semester. For more details on admission requirements and deadlines, visit our website.