UDel Masters of Teacher Leadership

Earn your degree online & learn to lead from the classroom.

What is a School Leader?

Teacher leaders are not principals and other administrators. Rather, their role includes:

  • coaching and mentoring other teachers
  • leveraging technology to foster collaboration
  • analyzing classroom-based and school-based data to identify pupils’ needs
  • selecting appropriate intervention methods
  • applying understanding about diverse schools when developing culturally relevant professional development
  • using the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a teacher leader to lead from the classroom

By becoming a teacher leader, you can provide opportunities for other teachers to share classroom wisdom, engage in collaborative professional development, and plan for and enact school-wide change.

Convenient – Informative - Effective

Students in the online Master’s program develop leadership expertise by participating in engaging activities, interactive discussion boards, informative readings and dynamic presentations under the guidance of enthusiastic and knowledgeable faculty.

Enrollment is available five times a year. Students will take five 7-week courses a year, earning a total of thirty credits (10 courses) for the M.Ed.

How UD's Online Program Works

Teacher Leadership courses are taught by professors who have acquired extensive experience in the field through their own clinical experiences and research agendas. Our students develop leadership expertise through participation in engaging activities, interactive discussion boards, informative readings and dynamic presentations.

The master’s program consists of ten, 7-week courses, offered in a two-year cycle. All courses will be delivered completely online. Courses are designed asynchronously, providing a flexible work environment where students can attend weekly “lectures” and complete course activities at their convenience.

For additional flexibility, we offer five program starts per year. Once accepted, students can begin the program during any of these “semesters” throughout the year. Students will be required to take at least one course per 7-week semester, allowing them to complete the program in two years. Courses are non-sequence dependent and do not include prerequisites.

Eligibility and Enrollment

If you are interested in applying to UD’s M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a current K-12 teacher of record
  2. Complete two essays detailing why the program is a good fit for your career goals
  3. Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA.

To apply, go to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education online application at www.udel.edu/gradoffice.

Applicants can begin the online application, save it and return later to continue working. However, applicants must press the “Submit” button in the application system by the deadline date before it can be processed.

Applications are reviewed every 7 weeks!