The Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader Program
MSU has been redefining its educator preparation programs for the last few years. A large portion of this redefinition has resulted in the Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader (TL) Program. The program provides strong leadership training for candidates who choose to serve as classroom teachers throughout their professional careers. The TL program allows candidates to hone skills to serve as resource teachers, consultants, committee chairs, and instructional leaders among their peers in their schools and districts. For those seeking to be leaders in their own schools and districts, the program prepares candidates to pursue opportunities beyond their own classroom and to focus on skills needed to leverage both internal and external resources that influence student achievement. An underlying philosophy of the program is that student learning is enhanced when schools are filled with instructional leaders who understand and model effective teaching and learning practices and who are able to mentor others to become more effective leaders.