Leading by Example

The Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate (TLAC) is ideal for emerging teacher leaders looking to expand their circle of influence as well as established teacher leaders already fulfilling key leadership roles. Guided by the National Teacher Leadership Model Standards as well as the Colorado Quality Teacher standers, the Academic Certificate will provide a strong foundation to address school reform measures.

Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate

Degree Overview

The Teacher Leadership Certificate at Regis emphasizes the essential dimensions of teacher leadership and provides teachers a strong foundation to address new reform measures and meet the changing demands of 21st Century educators. The program will also address the personal and professional needs of teachers seeking to broaden their career path. Following successful completion of the coursework, the educator will receive a Regis University Academic Certificate and the official transcript will note the Teacher Leadership emphasis.

Program Highlights

  • High quality instruction by experienced educators and leaders in the field
  • Credit hours from the Academic Certificate may be applied toward a master's degree
  • Emphasis on process learning, collaboration, and teaching and leading through critical reflection
  • Key dimensions of teacher leadership roles addressed include: advocacy and outreach, fostering learning communities, negotiation, facilitating adult learning, negotiating change processes, understanding collaboration paradigms, and using data to improve instruction

Specific Certificate Requirements

  • Three years of classroom/school/district experience
  • All 12 certificate credit hours must be earned through Regis University
  • The certificate program must be successfully completed within three years

Program Requirements

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate.

Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MAE 640I Peace and Justice in Theory and Practice (3 ch)
MAE 640J Leading Collaborative Cultures (3 ch)
MAE 640K Leadership for Inclusion & Equity (3 ch)
MAE 640L Fostering Change for Teaching and Learning (3 ch)

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How to Apply

Take the next step in receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting the Master of Arts in Education admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and requirements.

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Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree and teacher licensure.
  • Three years of teaching experience. (Exceptions must be approved by the MAE Director)
  • Official transcripts for all college and university coursework with an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.750.
  • A two-page essay as directed in the application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation to be completed by one of each of the following: a current administrator and a colleague.
  • A non-refundable $75.00 application fee.
  • Applications for admissions are accepted throughout the year, preferably prior to the projected start date.