The Teacher Leader program was designed with an executive delivery model. As such, it is accessible to students who live at a distance from UAB or who prefert to take courses in non-traditional delivery formats. Courses are delivered through blended instruction (face-to-face classs alternating with online), totally online, and through professional learning communities.
The program contains six 5-hour modules. Each module consists of a 3-hour content course, a 1-hour research course, and a 1-hour field experience course. You can complete the program in just six semesters to earn Class AA certification in teacher leadership.
The Teacher Leader program has a rolling admission, and students can start any semester. The 6-semester rotation of courses is as follows:
|Fall (odd years)||EDC 731-R-L||Curriculum Design and Implementation|
|Spring (even years)||ECT 720-R-L||Universal Design for Learning|
|Summer (even years)||EPR 700-R-L||Data-Based Decision Making|
|Fall (even years)||EDC 732-R-L||Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction|
|Spring (odd years)||EDL 711-R-L||Collaborative Problem Solving|
|Summer (odd)||EDL 735-R-L||Professional Leadership|
- Educational Specialist Degree - Teacher Leader (31-34 Credit Hours)
Learn more about the Teacher Leader program
Download the Teacher Leader information packet for detailed information about the curriculum, application process, program requiremenets, and more. Download Information Packet