Getting a Master of Teacher Leadership online helps you learn how to plan to design, develop and lead the implementation of positive changes to K-12 instruction. In this program, you’ll:

  • Examine educational leadership theories in relation to the K-12 school environment and society at large
  • Use methods that promote awareness of and appreciation for diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender, and learning styles in K-12 instructional materials, program curricula, and assessment practices
  • Determine appropriate technology applications designed to develop technological skills for effective teaching, learning, and leading in the K-12 school environment
  • Use oral and written communication skills to present plans, program information, and assessment issues to K-12 stakeholders
  • Develop effective teaching methods, skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values applicable to personal and professional development as a teacher and leader
  • Apply research and critical thinking skills to obtain, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and present scholarship related to issues in teacher leadership
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership
  • Identify, prioritize, and act on ethical issues inherent to teaching and learning and the educational technology sector
  • Recognize appropriate leadership styles and strategies as they impact school environments
  • Use leadership styles and strategies to maximize learning and to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate scholarship related to technology in education
  • Recognize and use appropriate leadership styles and strategies related to educational technology issues


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.


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  • EDU 558 - Seminar in Teacher Leadership

    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.

  • EDU 562 - Leadership in Global Education

    Analyze theoretical processes and practices of globalization and their global implications for leadership in education. Focus on international curricula, global issues in education, strategies to promote globalization, international and global regulation of education, and identification and development of international and inter-cultural communication and leadership skills.

  • EDU 564 - Curriculum Policy and Leadership

    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.


  • EDU 500 - Adult Learning Theory

    Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.

  • EDU 508 - Educational Research Methods

    Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.


    Utilizes case law, legal analysis and class discussions to introduce students to the major legal principles and issues affecting education.Reviews legal terminology and diverse legal issues that impact education and educators. Topics include regulation of public and private schools, church-state issues, the authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct, safety of the educational environment, child abuse and sexual harassment, search and seizure, desegregation, free-speech rights of students, teachers and extracurricular groups and due process. Topics are examined in the context of legislation and statutes, Department of Education regulations, and state and federal court decisions.

  • EDU 525 - Perspectives of Adult Education

    Examines adult education from historical perspectives, including social, economic, regulatory, and technological developments that have shaped adult education. Students examine distance education, online education, and other modes of adult education.

  • EDU 526 - Diversity in Adult Education

    Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.

  • EDU 535 - Organizational Training and Development

    Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.

  • EDU 550 - Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development

    Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.

  • EDU 565 - Training Strategies and Assessment

    Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

  • EDU 598 - Education Practicum

    Whether you are an educator, trainer, or instructional technologist, professional environments will benefit from your completing this education practicum. This course provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a supervised professional setting by applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout their program. Students learn to contribute to individual and team environments within professional settings and reflect on opportunities for self-development. Practical experience is documented in portfolio- type materials that students can use for career development. A grade of a B or higher is required. 

  • EDU 599 - Education Capstone

    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.


There are a lot of great K-12 teachers — and if you’re a teacher, too, it means you’ve probably enjoyed your share of outstanding educators who made a profound impact on your choice of career.

An online Master of Education in teacher leadership from Strayer University gives you the opportunity to carry on that legacy of powerful classroom experiences. Earning a master’s in teacher leadership online gives you the training and tools to not only improve your own teaching abilities, but to foster, nurture, and guide the other educators in your school and district, as well.

Strayer gives you the flexibility to earn your master’s degree in teacher leadership online while continuing to focus on your students’ success in the classroom every day.

If you feel strongly about the direction of education — from sharing classroom strategies to cutting-edge edtech to the social and cultural implications of the lessons in your school’s curriculum — focus on teacher leadership with Strayer.



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