A 15-credit-hour program available in both an online and hybrid format that can be completed in as little as 12 months. You may apply earned credit hours from this program toward a master’s degree in K-12 Administration and/or Curriculum and Instruction.

Leadership takes on many forms in education. Teachers must be leaders in the classroom, school and community. They lead by example in the way they act, speak and behave. They lead their students through challenging activities and rigorous learning. Then, they take on additional teacher leadership roles inside and outside the classroom for activities, events and extracurricular programs which build positive school culture. The K-12 Teacher Leader Program helps teachers cultivate leadership skills to prepare for current and future opportunities.

The Graduate Certificate in K-12 Teacher Leader is a 15-credit-hour program available in both an online and hybrid format that can be completed in as little as 12 months. It is designed to develop leadership skills in teachers who fill the many leadership roles within schools and districts and allows you to garner skills to develop or enhance instructional coaching. You may apply earned credit hours from this program toward a master’s degree in K-12 Administration and/or Curriculum and Instruction.

Meredith Alton in front of wall of book shelvesTo hear more about the K-12 Teacher Leader Program, listen to Episode 24 of the UMSL College of Education Podcast.

Episode 24: Meredith Alton and Megan Tosh, UMSL COE Education Leadership

Join Meredith Alton and Megan Tosh, UMSL graduates and current teachers and education leaders.  Meredith and Megan discuss their careers to date, and future aspirations.  In addition, they discuss how the UMSL COE K-12 Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate helped prepare them for their careers now and in the future.

Applicants must be admitted to Graduate School, must submit all transcripts and have active teacher certification. Preferred candidates have teaching experience.

Plan of Study

Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.