Teacher Leader

Rise to the Challenge and Lead

Build upon your leadership skills to become an effective role model for your peers and your students in your school. The online University of Cincinnati Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Teacher Leader program fuels your ambition to lead on your terms. As a Teacher Leader, you will be prepared to serve as a leader, work with adult learners, facilitate and lead change, as well as coach other teachers at all stages in their career.

New educators need experienced Teacher Leaders to provide the coaching, mentoring and guidance necessary for long and successful careers as educators. Teacher Leaders will serve to support new teachers and facilitate professional learning in their school community. Gain the insight and confidence to become a leader in your classroom, school and community. Upon completing the Teacher Leader program, you can graduate with the knowledge to implement professional learning communities, coach and mentor peers, as well as improve student outcomes through improved classroom practice.

Graduates of the Teacher Leader program are eligible to apply for the Teacher Leader certificate/endorsement from the state of Ohio. Out-of-state graduates will need to check with their state’s Department of Education to see if this program will meet the needs to fulfill the requirements for similar certificates/endorsements.

Teacher Leader Resources

A collection of articles and resources designed to help teachers like you determine if the UC Teacher Leader program is the right path for your educational career.

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Teacher Leader Curriculum

Engaging, innovative curriculum is the key to building your confidence as a true teacher leader. The curriculum for UC’s Teacher Leader program is packed with courses designed to prepare you for the rewarding aspects of leading your peers, school, and students.

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  • Krissy says:

    If I already hold a M.Ed, can I complete the endorsement for Teacher Leader through this online program? I am an Ohio teacher. If so, what courses would I need? In addition, are there any scholarships for classes? I teach at a Title I, low income rural school. Thanks!

  • Hi Krissy,

    Thank you for your interest and your question regarding the Teacher Leader Endorsement. Please review the course sequence below and contact your enrollment advisor for more information at 1-800-226-0075.

    Teacher Leader Concentration Courses (12 total hours)
    • CI 7060: Developing and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities for Teacher Leaders (3 credits)
    • CI 7061: Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Results for Teacher Leaders (3 credits)
    • CI 7062: Practicum Seminar for Teacher Leaders (3 credits)
    • CI 7063: Recognizing, Assessing and Supporting Quality Instructional Practicum (3 credits)

    Electives (3 total hours)
    • Any online CI/SPED/EDST/ECE course (3 credits)