2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jul 21, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) - MS in Education


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This is a 30-semester-credit specialization designed to help teachers lead with greater confidence and skill in their classroom and throughout their learning community. Courses are infused with key leadership concepts, such as teacher mentorship, coaching, and distributed leadership. This specialization allows teachers to build upon their existing expertise as teaching professionals with dynamic leadership tools to encourage and mentor their colleagues, learn more about their own leadership style and its impact on those around them, and leverage the latest research and theory to guide their decisions and enhance their leadership capabilities. With the strategies and experiences gained from this program, teachers can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement.

Each course is 8 weeks in length, and there are two consecutive courses per semester. The program is offered in a prescribed online sequence.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Use diverse instructional strategies.
  2. Collaborate with other professionals about instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development.

Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credit hours
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum 5 semesters enrollment

Specialization Curriculum


Note on Teacher Licensure or Certification


This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Prospective Alabama students: State Authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P–12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at a non-Alabama institution must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu.