University of Pikeville

Patton College of Education
Lisa Asbury
(606) 218-5317


Teacher Leader Master’s Program

A value-added program, the Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TLP) 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 TLP 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.

The UPIKE Teacher Leader Master’s Program:

  • 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

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TLP Student Success

“This program is the perfect model for quality academics and staffing. The instruction I received was highly effective and relevant, and the leaders of the program made the transition of classes from day one to graduation a flawless and straight-forward process”


Brennan Alderman, M.A. ’20


All teacher education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are state accredited through the Education Professional Standards Board.

The Patton College of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). To comply with CAEP Standards, the Annual Reporting measures are below:


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