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The Educational Leadership and Policy department is now accepting applications for the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. at the St George Campus!


Classes held at St George, University of Utah Campus
1071 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770


Please contact Shari Fraser or
Marilynn Howard with questions.


Fall Semester April 1 (July 1 w/30$ late fee)| Spring Semester November 1 | Summer Semester March 1


A Quick Look at the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. Program


  • Students seeking this degree aspire to become teacher leaders within a school or district setting.
  • Students will develop strategies for influencing organizational change and supporting school improvement efforts.
  • Students will learn to challenge traditional assumptions and perspectives embedded in organizational practices to improve the educational experiences and equitable outcomes for students and the community.


  • Earn a master's degree in K12 Teacher Leadership.
  • Learn skills to support career choices as an instructional coach, teacher mentor, district specialist or staff developer.
  • Classes offered in evening to accommodate educators
  • Cohorts begin each semester
  • Courses taught by U of U faculty and K-12 educators.


An applicant for admission to the Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Specifics to ELP Department Admission Information

  1. Application: An online Apply Yourself (AY) application form is to be completed. The application form requires contact information as well as information about the applicant's educational and professional history. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a written Statement of Intent and an Essay, using the instructions below. These written samples provide evidence of the applicant's professional commitment to educational leadership and their existing experiences in leadership positions.
  2. Statement of Purpose: What are your educational goals? 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.
  3.  Written Essay: The Educational Leadership and Policy Department places a strong emphasis on school transformation and preparing educators to become change agents. Explain how you envision your role as a change agent in education and how you would address issues of access, equity, and diversity for students. Describe a situation where you have demonstrated leadership as an educator that furthered access, equity and diversity within schools. Be specific about the skills you utilized, the challenges you met, and the growth you experienced. Please limit your response to 500 words or less.
  4.  Resume: In addition to the application form, applicants are asked to submit a resume that further outlines their educational and professional history, including any leadership roles in education (example: experiences as department leaders, committee members or chairs, specialist assignments, and additional responsibilities within a school or district department).
  5.  Recommendation Letters: Three recommendation letters are required from a current supervisor, former supervisor, and colleague, or other individual with knowledge of the applicant's leadership potential.


Fall Semester April 1 (July 1 w/30$ late fee)| Spring Semester November 1 | Summer Semester March 1
Prospective graduate students apply for admission through the University of Utah Apply Yourself (AY) online application system:

No GRE Test required!

Teacher Leadership Program Coursework

The schedule of courses begins each semester, with program completion expected for students in the summer semester two years following. Students attend as a cohort, typically enrolling in two courses per term while working full-time in professional educator roles. All program courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. The program is designed to allow students to complete two courses (six credit hours) each of the six semesters. Classes are scheduled one night per week in the fall and spring (15 weeks) and two nights per week in the summer semester (8 weeks). Classes will be held on the St George Campus; and the day of classes will be selected annually (subject to change).



Year 1
Fall Spring Summer
Introduction to Instructional Leadership Legal and Policy Issues in Special Education Foundations of Educational Organizations
Professional Learning Communities Data Informed Decision Making Leadership, Diversity and Social Justice in K12 Schools
Year 2
Fall Spring Summer
Instructional Coaching Organizational Change Leadership in Schools
Educational Law Politics in Education *Special Topics


Please contact Shari Fraser or
Marilynn Howard with questions.

Last Updated: 11/27/19