Online Master of Education Teacher Leadership
Why earn a teacher leadership MEd from Strayer?
With a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership from Strayer University, you’ll have the opportunity to create powerful classroom experiences. Earning your master’s online can help you improve your own teaching abilities while you foster, nurture and guide other educators in your school district and beyond.
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What is teacher leadership?
Teacher leadership involves educators who lead in their own classroom and beyond, whether it be within the school, school district or broader educational community. With the MEd in Teacher Leadership from Strayer, you’ll learn about improving curriculum through strategic policy, enhancing the professional development of your fellow teachers and driving education forward.
Is an MEd in Teacher Leadership good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Examine educational leadership theories in relation to the K–12 school environment and society at large.
- Demonstrate the ability to act on ethical issues inherent to teaching, learning and curriculum policy.
- Use oral and written communication skills to present plans, program information and assessment issues to K–12 stakeholders.
- Apply technology and information resources to research issues in teacher leadership.
- Develop leadership strategies to create an environment conducive to learning.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter.
How long does it take to get an MEd in Teacher Leadership?
- There are 10 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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. More information about state-specific requirements.
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How much does an MEd in Teacher Leadership cost?
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How much does an MEd in Teacher Leadership cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Starting January 10, 2023, the Graduation Fund will no longer be available to new students enrolling in a master’s degree program. Your results from this website may not reflect that change. To get more information on the total cost of your program, please contact a Strayer admissions officer.
Program cost breakdown
The Strayer MEd program consists of 10 courses, with the price of $1,680 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
Bullying and debates about curriculum, standards, and accountability are everyday issues in conversations in schools throughout the U.S. In many ways, schools are microcosms of our diverse communities and society. This survey course examines contemporary issues impacting schools and the American education system by analyzing the evolving relationship among schools, communities, states, and national education goals and initiatives. Students learn how to examine social, political, economic, and legal issues in education from both historical and contemporary perspectives through dialogue and appreciation of diverse views.
Learn about the intersection of law and teaching, improving curriculum through strategic policy, and leadership in areas of teacher responsibility, such as instruction and professional development.
Develop the skills that will enable you to evaluate and use a Learning Management System (LMS) in a business or academic environment. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous e-learning methods; capabilities, benefits and constraints of LMS; organizational needs; and methods of communication available in the system. Learn to analyze an organization's needs, use a specific LMS, enroll users, load course materials, conduct an asynchronous class, input assessment items, enter grades and produce reports.
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.
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.
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.
MEd admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MEd students
We welcome international students from around the globe.