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Teacher Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare educators as teacher leaders in school settings. Graduates of this program will have training in how to mentor and coach teacher candidates, novice, and experienced teachers; operate as curriculum leaders at the school and division level; provide effective professional development and participate/lead professional learning communities; empower stakeholders and advocate for/participate in educational improvement.

Teacher Leadership (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Teacher Leadership at ODU like?

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare educators as teacher leaders in school settings. Graduates of this program will have training in how to mentor and coach teacher candidates, novice, and experienced teachers; operate as curriculum leaders at the school and division level; provide effective professional development and participate/lead professional learning communities; empower stakeholders and advocate for/participate in educational improvement.

Program Highlights


What makes Teacher Leadership at ODU unique?

  • For both degree program and non-degree graduate-level students.

  • Courses taught asynchronously online in a cohort model.

  • A relevant curriculum taught by PhD prepared faculty with classroom experience.

  • Develop knowledge and skills of teacher leadership that can be immediately translated to school environments.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

$103,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Instructional Coordinators

$70,160

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$65,420

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$67,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Teacher Leadership at ODU?

TLED 701:
Teacher as Leader


This course prepares elementary and secondary teachers to become facilitators of change in schools and communities. They will explore various leader roles in the K-12 context, including exemplary and critically minded practitioner, curriculum decision-maker, researcher, advocate, and facilitator of job-embedded professional development

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Teacher Leadership at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Teacher Leadership should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Complete an application as a non-degree graduate student for the graduate certificate in teacher leadership. Applications are due by March 1st with decisions made by April 15th each year. 

Before completing an application for the Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership, you are encourage to meet with the program coordinator to discuss application and enrollment guidelines. If you are a current  

School divisions interested in creating a standalone asynchronous cohort for their teachers or in an alternative format (hybrid, face-to-face, site-based) are encouraged to contact the program coordinator to discuss programming options. 

To be admitted in the program, you must:

  • Submit a completed online application and pay an application fee  

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university 

  • Hold a valid Virginia professional teaching license or an equivalent from another state 

  • Have successfully completed three years of teaching in private or public school  

  • Submit official copies of all transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees to Graduate Admissions  

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a school or division administrator noting support for enrollment in the certificate program 

  • Submit a written essay (approximately 500 words) describing their interest in teacher leadership and their recent experiences as a teacher leader 

     

     

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Brandon Butler


Location:

3123 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6554


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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