Teacher Leadership MS

Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology


M.S. in Teacher Leadership 

A dynamic hybrid/Online Master's Program for Early-Career Educators

At the heart of our program...

The Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership

is a 30-credit program designed to prepare educational leaders who are capable of implementing innovative instructional approaches and enhancing the effectiveness of their organizations. The program is primarily focused on PK-12 settings. It can also apply to a diversity of other private and non-profit sector organizations.

Graduates of the program are expected to be able to:

  1. Develop and facilitate learning environments and programs that are responsive to personal, cultural, linguistic, and learning differences.

  2. Design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs to promote student learning.
  3. Design, implement, and evaluate professional development activities that promote teacher learning.
  4. Use cutting-edge research and evidence-based decision-making to improve student learning.
  5. Demonstrate growth in professional self-knowledge by engaging in reflective practice.
  6. Apply social, cultural, political, and historical perspectives to critically analyze and assess policy and school practices.
  7. Understand, interpret, critique, and apply educational research.

Program Eligibility Qualifications 

  • Hold, or be eligible for, a valid teaching certificate. Equivalent experience can be considered for placement in these strands.

  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate coursework.  

Master's in Teacher Leadership Core Concepts

  • Responding to Diversity
    • Restorative Practices in the Classroom & Community
    • Focus on Diversity in Education
  • Research & Collaboration
    • Research Methods
    • Collaboration and Professional Development
  • Digging Deeper
    • Philosophies of Education
  • Leading & Coaching
    • Instructional Coaching
    • Teacher Leadership
  • Going Forward & Beyond
    • Teacher Leadership
    • Planning for Individual & Systemic Change


Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Questions? Contact the MS Teacher Leadership Program Coordinator, Jacob Werblow, Ph.D. werblowjac@ccsu.edu or 860.832.2474

Apply at: www.ccsu.edu/apply