Goals and Standards

The mission of the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program is to foster self-directed learning that improves teaching and leadership skills, informed by the Teacher Leader Model Standards, for educators and engages them in a network that facilitates their personal and professional growth.  

The program prepares students to enhance their teaching and leadership skills in schools so they can become better teachers, instructional leaders, and advocates for the profession. 

Learning Goals

Graduates from the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership program will be able to:

  • Develop practical action plans founded in an understanding of the decision-making process in education, including how policies are created, implemented and modified, and how teachers can work to inform broad based changes. 
  • Execute a project that integrates knowledge of the field of Teacher Leadership with professional goal(s).
  • Through their capstone projects, which focus on how they will support colleagues in areas of instructional leadership, advocacy, and policy in their particular domain(s) of focus. Graduate students design their capstones based on a personal leadership self-assessment, professional work, and needs in their local context.
  • Designing teacher-led projects in each course applying what they have learned based on knowledge acquired, skills developed, and needs in their local context.