K-12 Teacher Leadership Concentration

This 30-credit-hour concentration in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology is designed to prepare graduate students for collaborative teacher leadership roles in a K-12 school building following national and state standards for teacher leadership. This program is specifically designed for teachers who do not wish to become administrators but desire to take on leadership roles in a specialty area that contributes to the success of a K-12 school.

For students who later wish to add an administrator certification - just three additional classes will be required.

Application information

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Admission decisions take approximately four weeks after all materials are received.

Program course requirements

(Unless otherwise noted all courses are three credit hours)

Leadership core

EDLD 6791: Educational Leadership Master's Seminar (An introduction to the program and concepts), one credit
EDLD 6020: Educational Leadership, Systems and Change
EDLD 6300: Data Informed Decision Making, Research and Evaluation
EDLD 6640: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
EDLD 6730: Instructional Leadership and Supervision
EDLD 6740: School Community Relations and Cultural Competence
EDLD 6750: The Work of Teacher Leaders
EDLD 6760: How Schools Work: Organization, Finance and Legal Systems
EDT   6410: Instructional Technology for School Leaders
                 : One elective - advisor approved
EDLD 6792: Capstone Class, two credit

Program total: 30 credits

For additional information and advising
Contact Dr. Dennis McCrumb at dennis.mccrumb@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3896.