Careers and Outcomes

A teacher talking to a student at a computer station.

Advance yourself to teacher-leader

Take the lead and make decisions. Refine your teaching. Have an impact in and out of the classroom.

A teacher leadership degree takes your education career to new heights.

What can you do with this degree?

Gain the credentials and training you need for that big promotion.

The Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) degree prepares you for advanced roles like:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Department chair
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Resource teacher (coach)
  • Team leader

You can still do what you love – teach – while you expand your influence and reach.

Have bigger goals in mind?

Use the SETL as your steppingstone to a doctoral degree (PhD), which could help you become a college professor or curriculum director for your district.

How much can you make with a teacher leadership degree?

Invest in yourself and set the stage for future success. Missouri State also offers affordable tuition rates for graduate degrees.

Yearly pay


Average annual salary for curriculum specialists/instructional coordinators.
OnlineU/Department of Education
Advanced degrees


Gain a rare edge. Only six percent of Missouri’s public-school teachers hold higher than a master’s degree.
National Center for Education Statistics