Skip to main content
Belmont University logo
Teacher Leadership

Master of Education, Teacher Leadership


Create a BU4U account to apply, request information & more!

Create an Account

Have questions? Send us a message and we'll contact you.

Send a message

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leadership is a non-licensing track that prepares professionals working in the field of Education for enhanced leadership opportunities. Responsibilities such as instructional coaches, mentors, team leaders, and other roles are increasingly offered to outstanding classroom teachers who wish to stay in the classroom while expanding their portfolio of leadership. This program is also applicable for those who are seeking opportunities in leadership, policy or advocacy.  An emphasis on organizational and instructional leadership prepares candidates to be collaborative leaders who enable others to flourish.

Teacher Friendly
Classes in the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership are taught on weekends, evenings and/or during the summer, and as online-hybrid courses. This allows the working practitioner to attend classes and complete the program within 18 months. All individual course assignments are directly related to the work of the teacher in the role they serve.

Emphasis on Engaged Leadership
Belmont’s M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is an innovative approach to organizational change, strengthening the voice and impact of teacher leaders and giving them opportunities to collaborate with other entrepreneurial leaders in the field. Our candidates look at change mindsets as mechanisms of advancing public good while probing what has limited positive change in the past.

Emphasis on Advocacy
Belmont’s M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership starts with the premise that effective leaders must first be culturally responsive to the organizations and communities in which they serve. Equally important is the need to be advocates for students, families, and the profession of education. Therefore, every candidate in this program will be challenged to look at educational policy and structures from the lens of an advocate looking to create opportunities for others to flourish while simultaneously using data and informed professional experience to shape policy and curriculum change.

Program of Study
Leadership Core

Leadership in Organizations
Cultural Responsiveness and Diversity in Organizations
Assessment and Data for School Improvement

Emphasis Courses

Educational Policy and Advocacy
Collaboration and Engagement for Families and Communities
Leading Professional Learning Communities in Educational Organizations
Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Portfolio Leadership: Branding, Communication, and Impact
Organizational Culture Change and human Flourishing
Applied Learning in Leadership

English as a Second Language (ESL) Add-on Endorsement

Are you interested in adding an ESL endorsement to your teaching licenses? Are you interested in finding out more about how to support the English learners in your school or district? An ESL endorsement makes you even more marketable.

  • ESL endorsement coursework is 12 credit hours and can be completed in a year.
  • Candidates must also pass the ESL Praxis to apply for an ESL endorsement.
  • Interested in finding out more about the ESL endorsement? Click here to view the catalog or contact Dr. Amanda Nelms.