Online Master of Education Teacher Leadership
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Advance your career in helping learners thrive
You’ve met outstanding educators who made a profound impact on your choice of career. With a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership from Strayer University, you’ll have the opportunity to create powerful classroom experiences. Earning a master’s degree online can help you improve your own teaching abilities while you discover how to foster, nurture and guide other educators in your school district and beyond.
Fall Classes Start on October 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
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Move to the head of the class
With a focus on developing educational leadership, effective teaching methods and cultural diversity, this program offers the flexibility to earn your teacher leadership master’s online while you concentrate on your students’ success in the classroom every day.
Build your skills
- Examine educational leadership theories in relation to the K-12 school environment and society at large.
- Demonstrate the ability to act on ethical issues inherent to teaching, learning and curriculum policy.
- Use oral and written communication skills to present plans, program information and assessment issues to K-12 stakeholders.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership.
- Develop leadership strategies to create an environment conducive to learning.
Develop your skills
Students will develop knowledge, skills and abilities in learning systems, research, diversity, and ethics and theory.
1:1 attention you deserve
Our professors promise you a personalized learning experience that keeps you connected, engaged and moving forward.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certification in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program. More information about state-specific requirements.
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Bullying and debates about curriculum, standards, and accountability are everyday issues in conversations in schools throughout the U.S. In many ways, schools are microcosms of our diverse communities and society. This survey course examines contemporary issues impacting schools and the American education system by analyzing the evolving relationship among schools, communities, states, and national education goals and initiatives. Students learn how to examine social, political, economic, and legal issues in education from both historical and contemporary perspectives through dialogue and appreciation of diverse views.
Learn about the intersection of law and teaching, improving curriculum through strategic policy, and leadership in areas of teacher responsibility, such as instruction and professional development.
Develop the skills that will enable you to evaluate and use a Learning Management System (LMS) in a business or academic environment. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous e-learning methods; capabilities, benefits and constraints of LMS; organizational needs; and methods of communication available in the system. Learn to analyze an organization's needs, use a specific LMS, enroll users, load course materials, conduct an asynchronous class, input assessment items, enter grades and produce reports.
Explore the emerging role of teachers as leaders in K-12 educational environments. Discuss teacher leadership in a variety of capacities for instruction, school reform, curriculum development, assessment, school finance and budgetary input, classroom management, collaboration and community building, technology integration, and professional and staff development.
Understand the development and implementation of administrative policy and practices at the local, state and national levels. Develop critical skills required to systematically analyze, plan and make data-driven decisions and policies that foster the instructional improvement and organizational change necessary to support instruction. Prepare to meet the instructional challenges that will shape K-12 education now and in the future.
Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.
Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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