Jul 23, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 38 
ACE Catalog - Volume 38 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Leadership Certificate

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Master’s Level Certificate

Certificate Description

Developed to enhance professional skills, the certificate in teacher leadership provides an opportunity for teachers to develop skills in supporting senior level leadership by interpreting research, utilizing learning theory, best practices in assessment and motivation and using evidence-based instructional strategies to engage professional development in others. Course curriculum addresses diverse perspectives, personal and professional goal setting, reflective inquiry and critical thinking.

Certificate Outcomes

  1. Apply leadership models and frameworks to promote shared governance, capacity building, and collaboration to influence teaching and learning to impact student success. 
  2. Model high performance in teaching by demonstrating expert abilities in curriculum design, instructional strategies, assessment and intervention, reflective and lifelong learning, decision making skills and intellectual processes. 
  3. Promote and influence school transformation to achieve goals, improve learning and achievement through collaborative engagement by developing teachers using mentoring, coaching and guidance. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the certificate in Teacher Leadership prepares committed, competent and ethical teacher leaders to contribute to and transform the professional education community. Through systematic problem solving and data-driven decision making, students create highly effective learning environments and become positive, reflective, and responsive models as teacher leaders.

Course List (18 Total Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.


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