This guide tells you what you need to know about registration and getting started as a newly admitted graduate student.
Today’s classrooms call for teacher leaders with highly developed knowledge and skills—advanced practitioners who are ready to serve in the classroom as catalysts for change.
Elmhurst College offers a graduate program in teacher leadership designed for experienced teachers from pre-kindergarten to the high school level in early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education and K-12 specialty areas.
Our program is organized around a central theme: teaching as a catalyst for change. You’ll engage in critical inquiry and study current issues and practices in the education field. You’ll apply best practices and develop innovative projects in order to have a positive impact on school and student success.
In highly interactive classes, you’ll form learning partnerships with educators from a range of disciplines. You’ll work closely with exceptional full-time faculty with diverse areas of expertise. In fact, you’ll enjoy ready access to a full-time faculty advisor throughout your time at Elmhurst.
This program also meets the practical needs of teachers. You’ll earn your degree on a schedule that works for you, with classes meeting every other week on campus in a hybrid format. You can take one, two or three courses in a term and start in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms.
In addition to the teacher leader endorsement, you can also earn the State of Illinois ESL and/or bilingual endorsements, the LBS1 special education endorsement, or the middle level approval on your professional educator license as part of the program.