The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership provides current teachers with an in-depth exposure to pedagogy and teacher leadership development. The curriculum is designed to challenge experienced teachers to utilize technology in student-centered ways to improve learning outcomes, provide access to advanced interdisciplinary pedagogical practice, develop their capacity to initiate leadership with peers around improving instruction, and increase their understanding of successful instruction for learners with diverse needs.
Applicants to the program should have significant teaching experience. Public school teachers must hold a current teaching credential; private school teachers without a credential must be able to demonstrate at least three years of full-time teaching experience. Two letters of recommendation are required.
There are four areas of concentration in the Teacher Leadership program: (1) Differing Abilities, which focuses on understanding the range of learner needs in today's classroom; (2) Education Specialist Credential, for graduates of the Rossier MAT program seeking to add a Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorization; (3) Secondary Curriculum concentration provides Social Studies and English teachers with methods for integrating the arts, literacy and civics; and (4) Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) provides an opportunity for teachers to foster and engage in an advanced, interdisciplinary study of instruction in STEM.
The Teacher Leadership program requires a minimum of 32 units including required core courses and completion of a concentration area.