Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership

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Emphasize your leadership

If you want to pursue leadership roles as a teacher, this advanced graduate degree is your ticket.

Become qualified for teacher leadership positions like coach, chair, mentor and more.

Why earn the Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL) degree?

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  • Enjoy a flexible format – Pursue your degree while you continue to teach. Classes meet in-person, on Zoom or a hybrid of both.
  • Your classmates are your peers – From start to finish, you’ll be in a cohort with other teachers like you.
  • By teachers, for teachers – Your degree focuses on professional development and the pressing issues in education, all from a teacher’s angle.
  • Customize your education – Your advisor will help you pick an emphasis area that aligns with your goals and needs.
  • Make a bigger impact – Become a teacher-leader for your school, district and/or community.
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Careers and outcomes
Spark change and progress as a teacher.

About the program: Level up in your teaching career

  • This program is designed for teachers who already have a master's degree.
    • For example, an education-related field, like literacy or ed tech. Or, a master's degree in a subject or grade-level field.
  • The bulk of your courses are delivered on-site in a two-year, cohort format.
  • You'll pick an emphasis or elective area from a wide range of options.

Go for two degrees in the accelerated pathway

  • You can "double up" and earn two master's degrees: teacher leadership (SETL) and the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL). Review the program requirements for more details.

Cory Glenn standing behind a soundboard during theater class at Nixa High School.

“I grew beyond the ‘how’ of teaching to understand what I believe about education and who I am as a teacher.”

Cory Glenn, theater teacher, Nixa Public Schools.

Alumnus, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Specialist in Education, Teacher Leadership (SETL).