Teacher Leader Endorsement

The Leadership Endorsement, which will be added to a professional teaching license , prepares individuals to serve as teacher leaders within their building and district. Teacher leaders assist principals in developing and supporting a vision and goals for schools and provide staff development, mentoring, and coaching to teachers.

This program is not designed for teachers to become administrators, rather, it is for those teachers who have experiences in classroom teaching and want to add to their credentials for curricular design and implementation.  Bluffton will offer a high caliber theoretical and practical-based experience that will ultimately create enhanced learning environments in local schools.

The three courses required for this program can be completed in one summer and fall. The first cohort will begin summer 2013.

Admission Requirements

  • an existing teacher license
  • four years of teaching experience
  • a master's degree
  • meeting program standards for the endorsement