Teacher Leaders

« home

arrowI would like to receive more information about the M.Ed. program at Belmont


Belmont’s Masters Program in Teacher Leaders (EDL) is designed to assist teachers build skills and knowledge of leadership for practical application in the workplace. Teachers completing the program will develop their leadership potential and explore leadership styles and models. The central aim of the program is the development of teacher leaders as reflective practitioners who are skilled in observation, data analysis, synthesis and dialogue, and to assist school leadership in school improvement. The role of ethical decisions and practices is central to these goals and is explicitly addressed in a variety of contexts in the EDL program.   

Skills and Knowledge:

Through this program teachers will enhance their understanding of communication skills, leadership theory and practice, improve their ability to lead effective work groups and facilitate organizational learning in their workplace. Teachers will:

•  Acquire reflective/analytical tools and ethical framework necessary for critical judgment

• Develop interpersonal skills in group decision making, creative problem solving and/or conflict resolution

• Develop advanced oral and written communication skills

• Learn how to diagnose organizational problems

• Learn how to empower others through cooperative teamwork

• Articulate a personal philosophy of leadership and develop strategies for leading by example

• Develop a sound understanding of data, gathering, and analysis



Program Logistics 

Credit Hours: The M.Ed. (Teacher Leaders) is a thirty-six credit hour program, including:     

Core Courses (12 Hours)
• Nine hours  that focus on theory skills and application of learning strategies for organizations

• Three  hours that focus on principles of research and application to an issue of learning in their 

Teacher Leader (24 hours)
• Twenty-one hours building knowledge and skills related to supporting the principal and assistant principal in further developing the effectiveness of the faculty and school. Focus will be given to:

Interpersonal skills
Coaching and mentoring
Curriculum design
Effective instructional practices
Data driven school improvement
Achievement and accountability

• Three Hours - Thesis/Project

The program is designed to be completed part-time in 36 months.

Weekend Classes: All day Saturday, every second week for 8 weeks.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Hogan