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Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase aims to raise awareness of the teacher leader role at the district level and to support teachers aspiring to the teacher leader role through master's degree-level university programs.

Task 2: Identify Teacher Leader Education Programs

Guideline:  Pursuing a teacher leader role may require additional professional education. If additional coursework is required, identifying institutions of higher education offering such courses is necessary. This task provides information about these programs.



Webinar: Teacher Leadership Toolkit 2.0

The Teacher Leadership webinar will highlight a new toolkit from the Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL) Center and Leading Educators – the Teacher Leadership Toolkit 2.0 ( – to help states and districts make decisions about creating new or strengthening existing teacher leadership approaches. This webinar features current teacher leaders sharing about their roles and their success stories.



Quality Principles for Educational Leadership Programs

This link is to the Teacher Education Accreditation Council's quality principles for educational leadership programs. Being aware of these principles may be useful when considering enrollment in a graduate program offering a master's degree or certificate in teacher leadership.


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

This link is to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) website. As noted at its website, "NCATE as a professional accrediting body for colleges and universities that prepare teachers and other professional personnel for work in elementary and secondary schools."

Teacher Leader Education Programs

This resource provides a compilation of postgraduate programs offering either a master's degree or certificate in teacher leadership. This is not a comprehensive list of all such programs. It is offered for information purposes only. The programs have not been reviewed by and are not endorsed by the Comprehensive Center.