Educational Leadership and Policy Masters of Education (Teacher Leadership) with Secondary Licensure

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ELP Academic Coordinator
Marilynn Howard

ELP K12 Program Director
Shari Fraser

UITE Secondary Advisor
Sara Hatch Southwick

Students seeking teacher licensure through the Urban Institute of Education (UITE) AND a Master’s in Teacher Leadership will need to register for nine (9) additional credit hours of coursework in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy to complete requirements for the MED in Teacher Leadership.

Teacher Leadership MED Course Requirements (w/Urban Institute for Teacher Education)

Choose any 3 of the course options below:
ELP 6130 Collaboration through Professional Learning Communities (3) Fall Semester
ELP 6320 Instructional Coaching (3) Fall Semester
ELP 6310 Leadership in Assessment and Instructional Design (3) Spring Semester
ELP 6010 Evidence Based Decision Making (3) Spring Semester
ELP 6411 Legal and Policy Foundations of Special Education (3) Summer Semester
ELP 6200 Adult Learning Theory for Educators (3) Summer Semester


Educational Leadership & Policy
Application Deadline:
November 1, March 1, July1 
  Urban Institute for Teacher Education
Application Deadline:


Prospective graduate students apply for admission through the University of Utah Apply
Yourself (AY) online application system at or
through the AY Link on the ELP department website at
NOTE: We do not require a GRE test score for admissions.

IMPORTANT: Under the Program Information section on the AY application, first choose your program of interest, which is Educational Ldrship & Policy MEd. Then choose your area of emphasis Teacher Leadership.

In addition to all requested information on the AY online application, you will need to upload the following:

  • Resume that includes educational and any leadership experience.
  • Statement of Intent that addresses the following: What are your educational goals, and what is the role of this program in helping you achieve them? What further contributions do you expect to make to the field of education after completing this program?  Please limit your response to 250 words or less.
  • Writing Sample. The Educational Leadership and Policy Department places a strong emphasis on school improvement and educational equity. Explain how you envision your role as an educator within school improvement; and how you would address issues of access, equity, and diversity for students. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.
  • Letters of Recommendation. Letters will need to be from those that can speak to your potential in teacher leadership. You may choose to use the same letters of recommendation for both the UITE and ELP application.


Although not required, it is recommended that potential applicants schedule an appointment with the K12 Program Director to review application and admission procedures.
If you have questions or concerns at any time please contact our Academic Coordinator, Marilynn Howard, at 801-581-6714 or



Last Updated: 4/27/21