This master’s program is designed for experienced teachers from prekindergarten to high school with professional educator licenses in early childhood, elementary, secondary, middle school, special education and K-12 specialty areas.
The program’s purpose is to advance classroom teachers’ knowledge, skills and thinking in ways that will enhance their practice and enable them to become change agents and leaders within their school communities and the profession. Teachers are engaged as critical thinkers in studying the current issues and practices in the field of education as they apply best practices and develop innovative projects for their classrooms and school communities. Program courses are constantly updated and differentiated to meet the needs of the teachers through focused projects and interdisciplinary study.
What You'll Learn
Master the knowledge and skills needed to serve as a teacher leader, developing the foundation to become a catalyst for change, in the classroom and beyond, such as:
Earn the new Teacher Leader Endorsement on an Illinois Professional Educator License, which is part of a new set of endorsements for school leadership: Teacher Leader, Principal and Superintendent.
*Provided that a supervisory endorsement is not required pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 1.705 (Requirements for Supervisory and Administrative Staff) for the position to which the teacher leader is assigned.