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Education Specialist in Teacher Leader

Program Details

The University of West Alabama offers an online Education Specialist in Teacher Leader degree. Designed for educators seeking advancement at the doctoral level in a shorter time span, this degree prepares educators for expert level teaching. Topic areas include assessment, mentoring, research, and leadership.

Requirements

  • Valid master's-level Professional Educator Certificate in any teaching field or area of instructional support
  • Minimum of three full years of full-time teaching experience in a P-12 setting
  • Verification of background clearance/fingerprints
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of ability to positively affect student achievement
  • Evidence of collaborative leadership potential
  • If an individual is admitted to an Alabama Class AA Teacher Leader program based on a master’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support from another state, completes the Class AA Teacher Leader program and subsequently applies for Class AA Teacher Leader certification, then the individual must earn at least a Class A Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field or area of instructional support before applying for Class AA certification

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Restrictions

This program includes AL teaching certification. Students living/teaching outside of AL should consult their state's certification requirements.