The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program is a graduate program of Rowan University’s nationally accredited College of Education. It is designed for teachers who want to develop and hone their leadership skills but wish to remain in the classroom. Candidates become successful mentor/master teachers by utilizing data in instructional and pedagogical decision-making, supporting and delivering job-embedded professional learning, and evaluating programs aimed at improving schooling for all P-12 learners, their families, and the community.
The Master of Education degree program has five goals aligned to the Teacher Leader Model Standards (2012). Through this program, candidates will:
Foster a collaborative culture to support educator development and student learning.
Access and use research to improve teacher practice and student achievement and outcomes.
Promote professional learning and facilitate improvements in instruction for continuous improvement within their schools.
Promote the use of assessments and data for school and district improvement.
Improve outreach and collaboration with families through advocating for student learning and the profession.
The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. This degree requires the completion of a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours in 6 consecutive semesters. The following three components make up the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program:
I. Core Courses: 19 Semester Hours
19 semester hours in Teaching & Learning
II. Content Area Courses: 11–21 Semester Hours
Choose from one of the following:
Autism Spectrum Disorders: 15 Semester Hours
Educational Technology: 15 Semester Hours
English as a Second Language: 16–21 Semester Hours
Global History: 15 Semester Hours
History: 15 Semester Hours
Reading: 15 Semester Hours
Reading/Writing: 15 Semester Hours
School Public Relations: 9 Semester Hours
Special Education: 18 Semester Hours
III. Program Exit
A professional synthesis portfolio and a teacher leadership presentation (ELEM 02602)
The following courses make up the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Current professional resume
Typewritten statement of professional objectives (which must include applicant's definition of a "Teacher Leader")
Two letters of recommendation
While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is preferred.
NJ Standard or CEAS Teaching Certification (required only for Special Ed. Content COGS)
Signed statement of regular, on-going access to a classroom
Statement confirming you are currently teaching and have been an active teacher for at least one academic year.
The applicant must provide proof of appropriate certification as well as a letter of employment confirming the specific dates (not just years) during which the applicant has taught or served the educational community under the appropriate certificate.
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Fall 2019 – Module 1
Summer 2020 – Module 5
Summer 2020 – Module 6
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP®) Rate: $685
Teachers in the state of New Jersey qualify for the discounted tuition rate of $685 per semester hour through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program (NJTOP). For more information regarding NJTOP click here.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change.