Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Certificate Coordinator

Dr. Jane Beese
4105 Beeghly Hall
(330) 941-2236

To meet the needs of teachers interested in pursuing a Teacher Leader Endorsement, Youngstown State University now offers a new program specifically aligned to Ohio's new Teacher Leader Framework and standards.
This twelve credit, four course program can be completed within a one year time frame. Organized in a fully online format, candidates can complete coursework while operating as working professionals. This program is designed for candidates who aspire to be formal or informal leaders in their school or district while remaining a classroom teacher.

The program is delivered in a fully online format.

In order to apply  for the Teacher Leader Endorsement Program at Youngstown State University, candidates must:

1. Hold a current teaching license

2. Have at least four years of teaching experience

3.  Already have a masters degree or currently enrolled in a master program

3. Names and contact information for two references who can explain why the candidate will be successful in the program.

Teacher Leader Certificate

Graduate Certificate (12 Semester Hours)

Course of Study: Teacher Leader Endorsement

Youngstown State University

Beeghly College of Education

Graduate Certificate (12 Semester Hours)

EDAD 6901Instructional Leadership Beyond the Classroom3
EDAD 6906Data-Coaching and Decision Making3
EDAD 6903Building Capacity of Adult Learners3
EDAD 6905Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning3

Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates will be able to apply the principles of effective leadership and teacher learning.
  2. Candidates will be able to make data-based decisions and evidence-based practice.
  3. Candidates will be able to model ongoing professional learning and improved practice within a learning community.
  4. Candidates will be able to advocate for a shared vision and clear goals for their schools to drive initiatives.
  5. Candidates will be able to create and build strategic relationships and partnerships to enhance student outcomes.
  6. Candidates will be able to foster a positive and inclusive culture.