Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program is designed for K–12 teachers who want to have a positive impact in the classroom and explore leadership opportunities in their school or district. Students in this program have the opportunity to delve into their chosen content area to hone their expertise and pedagogy.

Master of Education Program Overview

With a curriculum that blends theory and practice, this program prepares educators to address problems of practice in new, innovative ways. Coursework in this program will help students improve their ability to act as instructional leaders as they develop meaningful curriculum and assessment tools. Students also focus on ways to integrate new technologies and media into the classroom to improve instruction and engage students of all learning styles.

Learn more about the Master of Education curriculum here.


Master of Education students choose from four concentrations:

Read more about Master of Education concentrations here.

Students may also choose to enhance their degree with a Special Education Credential or a Gifted Education Certificate.

“After my 28 years of teaching, I chose the USC Rossier Online program because I wanted a challenging program. I haven’t been disappointed. I use many of my lessons created for my gifted and talented coursework, providing choice, depth and complexity in my assignments. My lessons and activities have become more purposeful, and my assessments are now focused on examining progress over time in order to drive further instruction.”

— Kathryn Thomas, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Graduate

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