Leading by Example

The Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate (TLAC) is ideal for emerging teacher leaders looking to expand their circle of influence as well as established teacher leaders already fulfilling key leadership roles. Guided by the National Teacher Leadership Model Standards as well as the Colorado Quality Teacher standers, the Academic Certificate will provide a strong foundation to address school reform measures.

Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate

Degree Overview

The Teacher Leadership Certificate at Regis emphasizes the essential dimensions of teacher leadership and provides teachers a strong foundation to address new reform measures and meet the changing demands of 21st Century educators. The program will also address the personal and professional needs of teachers seeking to broaden their career path. Following successful completion of the coursework, the educator will receive a Regis University Academic Certificate and the official transcript will note the Teacher Leadership emphasis.

Program Highlights

  • High quality instruction by experienced educators and leaders in the field
  • Credit hours from the Academic Certificate may be applied toward a master's degree
  • Emphasis on process learning, collaboration, and teaching and leading through critical reflection
  • Key dimensions of teacher leadership roles addressed include: advocacy and outreach, fostering learning communities, negotiation, facilitating adult learning, negotiating change processes, understanding collaboration paradigms, and using data to improve instruction

Specific Certificate Requirements

  • Three years of classroom/school/district experience
  • All 12 certificate credit hours must be earned through Regis University
  • The certificate program must be successfully completed within three years

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

Candidate must complete 4 of the 5 courses listed for a total of 12 SH to earn the Academic Certificate.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate

MAE 640I - Leading Professional Learning

Discusses how to effectively plan and facilitate quality professional learning in schools/districts. Through research and adult learning theory application, covers how to advance and support critical reflection to improve student learning.

MAE 640J - Leading Collaborative Cultures

Provides educators with the skills needed to help foster an environment of collaboration within a larger setting. Analyzes the components necessary for establishing a culture of collective responsibility, advocacy, problem solving and decision making that benefit students, parents and colleagues.

MAE 640K - Leadership for Inclusion & Equity

Provides skills needed to create equitable and inclusive learning and working environments that emphasize respect for diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Identifies, promotes and facilitates differentiated professional learning, as well as fosters reflection upon culturally responsive teaching. Covers modeling, teaching, and advocating for equitable and ethical practices at all levels within the educational system: classroom, grade-level, school, district and state.

MAE 640L - Fostering Change for Teaching/Learning

Covers how to teach and support colleagues in the collection, analysis, and communication of student data to improve student learning, facilitate school improvement, and promote change. Through inquiry and collaboration, explores how to engage in trust-building, negotiation, and teamwork to advocate for professional learning and become effective change agents. Includes training on the new teacher effectiveness evaluation process as well as how to promote meaningful change, provide effective feedback and influence educational policy.

How to Apply

Take the next step in receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting the Master of Arts in Education admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and requirements.

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