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Teacher Leadership - Master of Science in Education

Complete a master's degree in teacher leadership

The Master of Science in Education — Teacher Leadership program is designed to prepare teachers to assume any leadership role In the school that does not require an administrative certification.

SBU's teacher leadership degree program features expert faculty, engaging courses and a supportive environment. Once you have finished this program, you will be equipped to collaborate with administration and peers to conduct peer coaching, lead groups of teachers in professional learning and develop a plan for school improvement. This degree is offered fully online.

What can I do with a teacher leadership degree?

This degree will empower you to:

  • Communicate effectively within your school and community
  • Coach and mentor your colleagues
  • Analyze classroom formative data to inform instruction
  • Analyze schoolwide data effectively
  • Develop curriculum that meets 21st century standards
  • Utilize technology effectively in the school setting
  • Build relationships and foster collaboration among teachers, students, and parents
  • Work with school leaders to positively influence your school

The possibilities, potential career growth and opportunities are endless with a teacher leadership degree. If you’re interested in becoming a leader in the education field, this program may be the perfect fit for you.

Want to learn more and apply?

Visit the Graduate Education page to learn more about the application and admissions process, financial aid, and more.

Admissions Information

View Course Matrix

Course Format

online course format

Teacher Leadership courses are offered online through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from faculty who are highly qualified educators with experience as teachers, principals and superintendents. In addition to their roles as faculty members, many also serve on state and national education boards.
  • Benefit from an engaging and relevant curriculum with an emphasis on practical application. Learn in our classroom one night and apply it in your classroom the next day.
  • Fit classes into your busy schedule through our convenient online and hybrid offerings that are scheduled with the time-constrained demands of the working educator in mind.

Faith Integration

SBU's Education graduate degree programs have been intentionally designed to model how the Christian faith shapes expertise, practice and experiences in professional educational settings. To assist students in developing as transformative agents in today's schools, our programs provide a foundation to become both scholars and practitioners — a synthesis of academic knowledge, practical skills and servant leadership. We desire that our students, while working toward a graduate degree in education, become true servant leaders who are able to integrate their faith into their practice to make a difference in today's society.

Teacher Leadership Course Matrix

Note: You can begin the course rotation in either fall, summer or spring terms.

Fall Even Years

EDU 5903 Professional Learning Communities 3
EDU 6293 Assessment & Data Collection 3
Total hours 6

Spring Odd Years

EAD 6143 Educational Organization, Leadership & Change 3
ITL 5613 The Instructional Role of Educational Media and Technology 3
Total hours 6

Summer Odd Years

EDU 5083 Educational Research 3
EDU 6503 Addressing Deficits in Language Processing/Dyslexia 3
Total hours 6

Fall Odd Years

EDU 6263 Principles of Coaching 3
ITL 5633 Instructional Material Design and             Application 3
Total hours 6

Spring Even Years

EDU 5023 Curriculum Design and Development 3
EDU 5033 Learners and the Learning Process 3
EDU 5313 Clinical Field Study 3
Total hours 9

Summer Even Years

EDU 6273 Effective Communication 3
Total hours 3

Degree is available completely online. Complete assignments when it is most convenient for you. A collaborative online learning community is facilitated by our highly qualified faculty through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

NOTE: This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog for your final degree requirements and consult with your advisor to develop
an official plan of study. Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
You are responsible for understanding and completing all degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

 MSE Teacher Leadership Course Matrix (PDF)