Teacher Leader Endorsement

The teacher leader endorsement program is a post-master's program that acknowledges the important role of teacher leaders in school settings, such as mentoring and coaching, providing professional development, and decision-making. The program's nine semester hours consist of coursework and associated clinical activities. To be eligible for admission, prospective students need to have a master's degree and at least four years of successful teaching experience. Due to the unique nature of the content and clinical practice, transferring credits for these courses will not be considered. Candidates completing the endorsement program may apply to the Ohio Department of Education for the Teacher LeaderEndorsement, a criterion of the Tier 4 Lead Professional Educator License. Applications for the endorsement must be approved by the SEHS Dean's Office.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Teacher Leader endorsement program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic transcripts of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Master degree required (3.0 GPA or better master degree conferred required).
  3. One letter of recommendation from a professor, employer or colleague.
  4. recommendation letter to the TeacherLeader program by a school administrator (principal, superintendent or other central office administrator) providing evidence of four years of successful teaching experience.
  5. A personal statement or résumé.
  6. Provide a copy of a valid teaching license. 

Admission Resources