Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, candidates must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, ideally have a GPA of 3.0 and have an excellent record of teaching, as evidenced by the recommendations of supervisors.

Interested individuals can apply online. Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, the admissions committee will not review an application until all of the supporting documents are received.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • An application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which should come from a principal, superintendent or other supervisor)
  • Current resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Admissions essay on the following topic:

    In this era of school reform, teacher leaders are sometimes described as the “front-line forces,” because they have significant contact with other teachers and are frequently involved with students in classrooms.

    What do you believe are the primary roles and responsibilities of teacher leaders? Do you believe teacher leaders can really effect change, even though they do not possess the same level of authority of principals and other administrators?

    Limit your response to two, double-spaced pages, and provide rationale for your position.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

Upon receipt of your completed application, the program director will also set up an informal phone interview to get to know you better and allow you the opportunity to further discuss your interest in the program.