A value-added program, the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TLM) degree at UPIKE is designed for the working professional. Our program is 100% online, flexible, and affordable, making it more convenient than ever to advance your education.  TEACH Grants are available for qualified students.  Please contact financial aid at 606-218-5254 for information.

Aligned with the Teacher Leader Model Standards, the UPIKE TLM curriculum includes opportunities for action research, job-embedded professional growth, and relevant field experiences focused on classroom, school, and/or district-specific data and resources. 

  • Provides personalized professional development and integrated learning opportunities for practicing educators
  • Allows you to utilize your own classroom data
  • Linked to your district's required professional development
  • Guided by your own professional growth plan
  • Uses proven, cutting-edge research
  • Allows you to earn a Rank I if you already have a Rank II
  • Offered at a competitive tuition rate
Fairy Coleman
Phone: (606) 218-5314
Email: TL@upike.edu


The 31-hour program features a curriculum based on leadership, instruction and inquiry.

EDU 510 Leadership Skills for Todays Teachers I
EDU 540 Leadership Skills for Today’s Teachers II
EDU 630 Leadership for Differentiated Instruction

EDU 520 Motivating Today’s Students While Managing Today’s Classroom
EDU 530 Assessment for Teacher Leaders
EDU 610 or EDU 620 Literacy Instruction
EDU 640 Content Knowledge Enhancement
EDU 650 Instructional Design

EDU 550 Research to Improve Student Learning
EDU 570 Research in Analysis and Application of Student Data
EDU 580 Research III (Capstone - 1 hour)

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