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.
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
- Two years to degree completion—or you can take up 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
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
In addition to the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership, where you will earn the Teacher Leader endorsement, you can also earn the following endorsements:
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.
The Higher Learning Commission accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst University.
The teacher leader program is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.