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Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership

Mount Holyoke’s 32-credit graduate program was specifically designed to equip educators with skills that they can customize to fit their passion and immediately put into practice.   Our innovative curriculum emphasizes equity and collaboration, and is aligned with the Teacher Leader Model Standards, the Teacher Leadership Competencies, and the National Board Five Core Propositions. Online classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings to accommodate your professional life and course content can be tailored to meet your passions. At the culmination of your course of study you will initiate a capstone project, inspired by your personal leadership goals and specifically designed for implementation in your classroom, school, community, or beyond. Conversely, students can also choose to use their coursework to prepare for National Board Candidacy or to apply for Massachusetts Professional License (for elementary 1-6; middle school math/science 5-8).

Summer

3 courses / 6 credits

  • X.Educ 441: Fostering a Collaborative Culture for Learning*
  • X.Educ 467: Coaching, Mentoring, and Facilitating Instructional Improvements
  • X.Educ 456: Promoting Professional Learning*

Fall

1 course/4 credits

  • X.Educ 455: Outreach and Advocacy for Educational Change

January

1 course/2 credits

  • X.Educ 457: Personal Leadership Growth and Articulation of Practice

Spring

1 course/4 credits

  • X.Educ 411: Policy Fluency: Current Issues in Education

Summer

3 courses/ 6 credits

  • X.Educ 413: Leading Colleagues Using Research: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice*
  • X.Educ 458: Owning Assessment and Data for Student Learning*
  • X.Educ 449: Equity and Social Justice: A Teacher’s Role

Fall

1 course/4 credits

  • X.Educ 453: Foundations of Teacher Leadership and Global Education Reform

January

1 course/2 credits

  • X.Educ XXX: Research Design for Educators

Spring

1 course/4 credit

  • X.Educ 489: Catapult! Capstone Project (Options: National Board candidacy, research, teacher leader internship, or individualized project based on Improvement Science)

 

 

*Indicates courses in partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)