Leading by Example

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Teacher leaders have the power to influence and change the educational landscape through modeling effective practice, shaping school culture, and supporting collaborative team structures.

Teacher Leadership

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The Teacher Leadership Academic Certificate is for emerging teacher leaders looking to expand their circle of influence and for those in leadership roles. Guided by the National Teacher Leadership Model Standards and the Colorado Quality Teacher standards, the certificate provides a strong foundation to address school reform measures. The Academic Certificate may be completed independently, and is noted on the transcript.

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

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

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.

Total Certificate Requirements (12 Semester Hours)
MAE 640I Leading Professional Learning (3 sh)
MAE 640J Leading and Supporting Collaborative Cultures (3 sh)
MAE 640K Leadership for Inclusion & Equity (3 sh)
MAE 640L Leading with Data in Mind (3 sh)

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.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.750 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Three years of teaching experience. (Exceptions must be approved by the MAE Director)
  • Complete the online certificate application
  • A non-refundable $50.00 application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • After submitting online application, the following are required:

    • Submit official degree-bearing transcript from all U.S. regionally accredited institutions. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
      Mail transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
    • Current resume 
    • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

    Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

    Applications for admissions are accepted throughout the year, preferably prior to the projected start date.


    Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.