Teacher Leadership Program

Complete our Teacher Leadership Program at Marylhurst

The Teacher Leadership program prepares you as an experienced educator to improve your knowledge and skills in the area of leadership. These skills can be applied in the classroom, on a team or at the school, district, state and national levels. In Teacher Leadership courses, you will explore leadership roles and styles, current educational issues and effective leadership strategies. As a student, you will develop your own leadership capacity to impact change within your realm of influence.

Teacher Leadership Curriculum

Complete 24 quarter credits in this teacher leadership program:

  • Culturally Proficient Instructional Leadership
  • Facilitating School Change
  • Adult Learning Theory in Context
  • Roles and Skills in Teacher Leadership
  • Assessment Literacy
  • Legal, Ethical and Advocacy Issues in Education
  • Educator Responsibility in SPED
  • Practicum

Learning Outcomes of the  Teacher Leadership Program 

M.A. in Teaching Program - MarylhurstWhile completing the Teacher Leadership Program, you will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following learning outcomes:

  • Fostering a Collaborative Culture to Support Educator Development and Student Learning
    Demonstrate fluency in adult learning theory and use of that knowledge to create a community of collective responsibility within school environments. In promoting a collaborative culture among fellow teachers, administrators and other school leaders, drive improvement in educator instruction and, consequently, student learning.
  • Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice and Student Learning
    Understand the latest research about teaching effectiveness, student learning, and implement best practices where appropriate. Model the use of systematic inquiry as a critical component of teachers’ ongoing learning and development.
  • Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement
    With recognition that the processes of teaching and learning are constantly evolving, demonstrate the ability to design and facilitate job-embedded professional development opportunities that are aligned with school improvement goals.
  • Facilitating Improvements in Instruction and Student Learning
    Maintain a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and model an attitude of continuous learning and reflective practice for colleagues, working collaboratively to constantly improve instructional practices.
  • Promoting the Use of Assessments and Data for School and District Improvement
    Demonstrate knowledge in the design of assessments, both formative and summative, working collaboratively with colleagues to analyze data and interpret results to inform goals and improve student learning.
  • Improving Outreach and Collaboration with Families and Community
    Understand the impact that families, cultures and communities have on student learning and seek to promote a sense of partnership among these different groups toward the common goal of excellent education.
  • Advocating for Student Learning and the Profession
    Understand the landscape of education policy and key players at the local, state and national levels.  Advocate for the teaching profession and for policies that benefit student learning.

Ready to Start?

For endorsement programs, you are able to apply to start four times a year, with classes beginning fall, winter, spring and summer terms.  If you have any questions about this endorsement, connect with our Office of Admissions by requesting more information or emailing admissions@marylhurst.edu.

  • Regionally accredited university (NWCCU accredited)
  • Approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
  • Part-time or full-time scheduling options
  • Many courses offered in the evenings or on the weekends
  • Small classes with individual focus from our renowned faculty
  • Engaging courses with team-orientated projects and networking opportunities


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