The master of education in teacher leadership at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 12 courses for a total of 8.5 credits (34 semester hours).
Advocacy Course (choose 1):
Elective Courses (choose 4):
Research Elective Courses
Teacher Leadership Elective Courses
This is a 34-semester-hour program. This program readily accommodates the schedules of working teachers. All courses are offered in a hybrid format meeting alternately on campus and online. Fall and spring classes meet on weekday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on campus. Summer courses are offered Mondays through Thursdays during the day in 3- and 6-week formats from mid-June through July. You may complete the program in 18 months of full-time study, or take up to four years to finish.
Graduate students may enroll in one or two classes at a time. Courses are not sequential, so the order in which you complete your course work is up to you. Graduate students complete a capstone seminar in the final fall or spring term prior to graduation. During this seminar, graduate students complete and present their master’s projects, either an action research project or a professional inquiry portfolio. Graduate students may also include additional endorsements (e.g., Teacher Leader, Special Education, ESL or Bilingual) or approvals (e.g., Middle Level Education) into their program of study.
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst College.
Teacher Leader endorsement approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.