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Masters of Arts in Education / Teacher Leadership

Program Details

McKendree University's graduate program in Teacher Leadership is ideal for those in the education industry looking to take the next step in their professional careers. Students in this program have the opportunity to explore current education theory while also learning practical tips they can use in the classroom.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a four-point scale in undergraduate studies
  • A current vita or resume
  • Three professional references
  • An essay describing the personal and professional goals
  • Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview

Teacher Leadership Licensure Requirements

  • At least one year of teaching experience as teacher of record in a certified school (public, private, or parochial)
  • Evidence of a valid and current Illinois teaching certificate (e.g., early childhood, elementary, secondary, special K-12, or special preschool-age 21 certificates)
  • Evidence of a passing score on the test of basic skills/test of academic proficiency

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission