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Become a leader in the classroom

Gain the 21st century knowledge and skills necessary to work with school administrators and lead instructional improvement in schools across New York State and the nation.​

Teacher Leadership Graduate Certificate

100% Online Certificate program

The teacher leadership graduate certificate program meets New York State Education Department’s guidelines for educational leaders, Model Teacher Leader Standards, Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), Teacher Education Accreditation Council Standards (TEAC), and the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE).

What Will I Learn?

Cornerstone Projects

Four job-embedded cornerstone projects that are linked to required coursework: assessment of teaching and learning using student assessment data; annual professional performance review project; professional development curriculum project; and systems change and professional learning communities project.

The projects are directly linked to your coursework. The first project, assessment of teaching and learning using student assessment data, is linked to EDA 5020 — student assessment. The second cornerstone, professional development curriculum project, is linked to EDA 5030 — curriculum. The third cornerstone, annual professional performance review project, is linked to EDA5040 — teaching and learning: professional standards, and the fourth cornerstone, systems change and professional learning communities project, is aligned with EDA 5050 — organizations and change.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Learn from Experienced Mentors

Students are enrolled as members of a cohort. Each student has a mentor — an experienced school administrator or teacher leader who signs a contract agreeing to the requirements which comprise the program. Students are expected to maintain a log of experiences during the program, documenting ability in the required competencies.

Take all your courses online, on your schedule, making it easier to continue working in your current job.

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