M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership
Reach Your Leadership Potential
You’re an experienced teacher. It’s time for you to lead. Whether your license is in early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education or K-12 specialty areas, a master’s degree will make you a more effective teacher—the kind others turn to for solutions.
Be a Catalyst for Change
You’ll gain more than endorsements at Elmhurst. You’ll be brimming with fresh ideas to bring back to your classroom and school. You’ll engage in critical inquiry, develop innovative projects and apply best practices. You’ll form collaborations with educators across the disciplines. Throughout your time here you’ll have ready access to a full-time faculty advisor.
Flexible, to Fit Your Life
We understand busy—this is a graduate degree on your terms.
- Hybrid format, on campus and online
- Fall, spring or summer start; more about deadlines
- Degree completion in two to four years, part-time
Make a Difference in a Leadership Role
- Curriculum specialist
- Instructional coach
- Mentor teacher
- Department chair, team leader or lead teacher
- Professional learning facilitator
- Data coach
The MTL and all licensure endorsement programs require teachers to currently hold a teaching position and be licensed to teach in Illinois.
Customize Your Degree, Optimize Your Career
What kind of teacher-leader will you be?
- Teacher leader endorsement
- The State of Illinois ESL and Bilingual endorsements
- The LBS1 special education endorsement
The Right People on Your Side
Elmhurst faculty are teachers, scholars and practitioners, with leadership roles in state and national professional organizations. They’ll prepare you for the kind of meaningful work you’ve been longing to do.
Our grads are the ones who come up with solutions, the ones who say, ‘Okay, here’s what we can do.’ Our program gives you the confidence and the tools to make changes in your classroom and school.Diana Brannon, Ed.D., Program Director
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst College.
The teacher leader program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.