Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership

Teach. Learn. Lead

Teacher Leadership is an exciting innovation that is transforming schools across the country. Teachers are “leading from the classroom” as instructional coaches, curriculum designers, and professional developers. Now is a perfect time to extend your leadership skills, complete your Master’s Degree, and add a Teacher Leadership endorsement to a current Illinois Professional Educator License!

Most people complete the degree in two years by taking classes in the evening while continuing to teach during the day. Courses include School Leadership, Leading Teacher Teams, Instructional Coaching, Curriculum Leadership, Formative and Summative Assessment, and Professional Learning Design. Courses are taught by current and former teacher leaders and Northwestern faculty.

Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy is consistently ranked among the top 10 graduate schools of education nationwide, and the Master of Science in Education Program was one of the first in Illinois to offer the Teacher Leadership endorsement.

Three years of teaching experience are required.


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Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu