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MSU's Teacher Leader Fifth-year and Master of Arts programs provides strong leadership training for classroom teachers who want to make real changes in education. You may select options that cater to your areas of specialization, allowing you to further serve as a resource teacher, consultant, committee chair, and as an instructional leader among your peers in your schools and districts. As a teacher leader, you can help connect teachers and administrators, especially in identifying what's working and what's not, to improve educational processes and policy. You can become an advocate for the needs of a particular grade level, school or district.

You will have predominantly online classes with full-time education instructors teaching most of the courses.


You may pursue one of the following program options:

Additionally, Teacher Leader master's candidates may select from a wide variety of areas of specialization to pursue within the fifth-year and master's programs in these areas (click your teaching level to view options):







Program Requirements

For specific requirements and additional information, please view the Teacher Leader program information in the Graduate Catalog.

Degree plans

Career Opportunities

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance.