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The Teacher Leadership M.Ed. program is a four semester degree (30 credit hours) intended for K12 educators working in public, charter, private schools and other educational organizations. The program is designed to support educators in developing the knowledge and skills specific to building a foundation of instructional leadership that supports school improvement. 

  • Applications are accepted each semester: summer, fall and spring; with program completion in four semesters.
  • Students attend as a flex cohort, enrolling in two content courses (3 credit hours per) each semester; and a K12 Practicum hybrid course (3 credit hours per) in the first and fourth semesters.
  • All courses are offered in the evening hours (class start time is 4:30 p.m.) to accommodate working educators.
  • Classes are scheduled one night per week in the fall and spring semesters and two nights per week in the summer semester block (8 weeks).
  • Classes will be held on the University of Utah Campus.
  • Courses are designed using a problem based learning approach – with an expectation of learning through practice (within schools and districts)

Option for Teacher Leadership M.Ed. graduates to complete K12 Administrative /Supervisory License

Students who have successfully completed the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. program at the University of Utah and have a current Utah professional educator license may choose to re-apply (within 3 years of graduation) to the ELP department to complete requirements for K12 Administrative Licensure.

Complete the remaining six courses (+ practicum hours) of required administrative licensure coursework (summer, fall, spring semesters);
Pass a required Administrative Licensure test (Praxis or SLLA); and

Complete all eligibility requirements for recommendation to the Utah State Board of Education for Utah Administrative/Supervisory Licensure.


Last Updated: 10/9/20