Master of Education in Teacher Leadership (M.Ed.)

If you’re a teacher who wants to develop your leadership skills and remain in the classroom, then KSU’s Master of Education in Teacher Leadership is designed for you.  You’ll find opportunities to strengthen your knowledge and skills in working with other teachers, families and community leaders in the areas of research and instruction.

Our degree program ensures that educator preparation providers impart the knowledge and skills to support the development of all students.

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program includes:

  • 100% Online Format
  • 12 classes / 36 hours of study
  • Cohort environment with summer entry
  • A six-month residency to develop an Individual Growth Plan (IGP) and a Residency Project Proposal
  • Presentation of Residency Project and Capstone Portfolio
  • Preparation for the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment and an Tier 5 - S Certificate

Teacher Leadership Salary and Career Information

In KSU’s Teacher Leadership program, you’ll become a more versatile member of your school’s community, developing professional skillsets to serve and advance in the following areas:

  • School Improvement Teams
  • Teacher team leadership, or leading within professional learning communities
  • Mentoring and coaching of individuals and teams
  • Curriculum leadership at the school and district levels
  • Professional development design and training
  • Policy or advocacy voice in school, community, and professional organizations

(If your goal is to become a school administrator, principal, or superintendent, KSU’s Educational Leadership program would be better suited for you.)

Teacher Leadership Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Affordable
  • 100% Online
  • Well-Regarded Program You Can Complete in Less than 2 Years
  • Skilled, Caring Faculty
  • Lifelong Network with Your Cohort and Fellow KSU Bagwell Alumni, Faculty and Staff
  • Established Partnerships with City and County School Systems Across the Metro Area
  • Recognition from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Department of Educational Leadership Contact Information

Kennesaw State University 
580 Parliament Garden Way, NW
MD 0120
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Dr. Arvin Johnson
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership


Phone: (470) 578-6117


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    1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees or graduate program financial aid.