Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership
Northwestern College Iowa

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership program is designed for teachers with master’s degrees or who want specialized, graduate-level training.  The program positions educators for promotions to non-administrative or district-level roles such as instructional coaches, peer mentors, or teacher leaders.  Courses focus on needs-assessment, solutions-based coaching and professional development and prepare educators to affect changes that lead to better teaching and learning.


  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Degrees from colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education [ABHE] or affiliated with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Universities [TRACS] will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Official transcripts 
  • Provide a copy of teaching license

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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