Online Advanced Certificate Post Baccalaureate in
Teacher Leadership

School of Education
Online Formats: Hybrid, Online Mix, and HyFlex course options
Program Website

Program Highlights

  • Gain skills for your teaching career advancement
  • Complete the program in 3 semesters
  • No GRE required
  • Can be completed completely online, with options for in-person instruction
  • Affordable tuition
  • Courses are taught by dedicated and experienced educational leaders

Program Description and Career Opportunities
The Advanced Certificate in Teacher Leadership program is designed for practicing teachers who want to gain the 21st century skills needed to work with school administrators in leading instructional improvement through shared leadership and collaboration. This advanced certificate program does not lead to any state teacher or leader licensure.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and official transcripts from every college or university attended in an education related field (e.g., Elementary Education, Special Education, Mathematics Education, School Counseling, etc.)
  • Proof of permanent or professional certification in teaching, school counseling, speech therapy, or the equivalent (May be waived in some circumstances at the discretion of the program coordinator)
  • A minimum 3.0 (B) GPA from a completed undergraduate degree program
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years classroom teaching service or pupil personnel service, such as school psychologist, speech therapist, etc., in a P-12 setting preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation from an administrator in your district’s central office, immediate supervisor in your educational setting, and/or other educational supervisor or administrator of your choice
  • A written one page essay that addresses the following question:
    • What is your vision of leadership in American public schools of the 21st century?
  • Personal interview by invitation of the program coordinator.

Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Three years of experience as a classroom teacher or pupil personnel service in a P-12 school setting is preferred.

The cost per credit hour is $470 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadlines

  • Priority Decision Deadline (first look): April 15
  • Regular Decision Deadline: May 15
  • Final Deadline: June 15

Contact Program Coordinator 
Dr. Jennifer Van Allen
Associate Professor of Literacy Education
Coordinator of Teacher Leadership Program
Co-Coordinator of Literacy Education Program