Finally, a program designed to meet the needs of the practicing teacher seeking a graduate degree. We understand that many teachers seek a graduate degree but also wish to continue working with students; these teachers do not wish to become principals, but become better teachers who can affect change, and become leaders within their school.
AB’s Teacher Leader program prepares teacher leaders to assume roles that include, but are not limited to: mentor teacher, lead teacher, department chair, curriculum design specialist, academic coach, technology integration specialist, professional development specialist, and school improvement specialist.
We also know that a teacher’s time is valuable, so we designed our program to be flexible to your schedule and completely online. The Teacher Leader program consists of ten 3-credit hour courses delivered in synchronous and asynchronous online settings. For the full-time student, a master’s degree can be obtained in one full academic year, and for the part-time student, 2 years. All cohorts begin in the fall semester, continue through the spring semester and conclude with a capstone project during summer courses.
Who is a Teacher Leader?
- A Teacher Leader is proficient with current technologies and exudes confidence in using the technologies to help the learning community approach achievement data in meaningful ways.
- A Teacher Leader demonstrates by example his/her skills in problem-solving, innovation, communication, and management within and among the educational, professional and business communities.
- A Teacher Leader is a proficient researcher of professional literature, and is able to analyze and evaluate research findings in relation to methodologies and interventions that increase student achievement and school effectiveness.
- A Teacher Leader facilitates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and effective learning culture to students and teachers in the classroom, the school, and the school system.
- A Teacher Leader is distinguished as one who is a leader and collaborator with all community stakeholders.
The Teacher Leader Program rests on three conceptual pillars–leadership, curriculum & instruction, and research. These conceptual pillars align with Teacher Leader program outcomes and are centered upon the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Seven Domains of The Teacher Leader Model Standards (from the Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium.)
EDUC 570: Policy, Law, and Ethics for Teachers
EDUC 810: Leadership Seminar
EDUC 830: Folio Defense
EDUC 790: Internship
Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 600: Technology for Teacher Leaders
EDUC 550: Instruction by Design
EDUC 770: Classroom Management Strategies
EDUC 780: Societal Issues in Education
EDUC 650: Educational Research I
EDUC 775: Educational Research II