Teacher Leadership Certificate of Completion

This 18-credit program is designed for K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, and coaches who are looking for a leadership career path distinct from that of a building administrator. Content is aligned with new national standards for Teacher Leaders and is centered around ways to bring about positive school changes. Topics include effective mentoring/coaching, positive communication strategies, LGBTQ advocacy, curriculum and culture, assessment, and leading in early childhood education.


  • Courses are scheduled year round both online and face-to-face
  • Electives are interdisciplinary and varied--choose ones that will deepen your areas of interest
  • Classes can be taken in any order
  • Class assignments can be used as a springboard for development of  Teacher Leader portfolio as required for the new Oregon Teacher Leader License OAR 584-420-0040 

"I’m so thankful to have taken the teacher leadership classes this past summer as my new position as primary years coordinator has caused me to reflect on being a teacher leader daily! Working with teachers is an interesting challenge. I do find the same joy in the “ah-ha” moments with adults as I did with elementary students."

—2013 Student