Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership

The Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership program helps both novice and experienced teachers become educational leaders in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Our curriculum prepares teacher leaders to transform their personal and professional development.

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Our MA in Teaching Leadership program is designed for

  • Novice teachers who have completed our 4 course teacher induction sequence (12 units), by May of the application year; and
  • Experienced teachers with three or more years in the classroom. You will form a collaborative community with learners in your cohort who offer peer support and progress, and grow with you throughout the program.

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Program Details

Program Duration

Sequence of 30 units designed to build skills that are applicable beyond the workplace.

Learning Environment

A combination of synchronous and asynchronous courses and meetings.

Average Class Size

15-18 learners per cohort. Cohort members in the program form a learning community. Your success starts with connections.


    Why an MA in Teaching Leadership?

    "Developing close relationships with like professionals and working through the same struggles and solutions was very meaningful to me as I developed my skills as a teacher leader." - MATL Graduate

    The MA in Teaching Leadership program offers an intensive, practice-based curriculum that helps shape future leaders in education. It is designed to connect theory and practice through integrating academic study, classroom application, standards-based practice and reflective inquiry. 

    As part of your learning, you will engage in an action research project in your own classroom.

    Program Highlights:

    • Cohort-based collaborative learning community
    • Reflective, data-informed inquiry into your teaching practice
    • An innovative and integrated approach for all subject areas
    • Emphasis in effective teaching techniques and presentation skills

    Post-Grad Success

    You want to be an educational leader who makes a difference. Our program allows you to continue teaching in the classroom while you pursue additional roles, such as:

    • Resource provider
    • Instructional specialist
    • Curriculum specialist
    • Learning facilitator
    • Mentor or coach
    • Department chair
    • Data coach (help teachers plan instruction based on data and test results)
    • Professional Learning Community facilitator
    • Trained researcher
    • Consultant
    • A national and regional presenter
    • Teacher on special assignment to develop curriculum