Designed specifically for teacher leaders in international schools, the Teacher Leadership for International Educators MA program is framed around the Teacher Leader Model Standards (Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium) and built upon research-based teacher leader standards that lead to competencies necessary for assuming instructional and school leadership roles, including:
Courses are offered through a combination of distance delivery methods. Courses may be offered online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser, and interactive video conferencing. As always, we have given careful consideration to accommodate the schedule of practicing PK-12 teachers in international settings. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
The course schedule for the Spring 2022 cohort is pending — Check back soon!
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $509 per unit of graduate credit or $320 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 319-273-2700 or email@example.com
Since its establishment in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School, the University of Northern Iowa has maintained its affirmed commitment to the support of excellence in teacher education. That commitment remains strong as the university continues to prepare students to become teachers, as well as provide opportunities for career advancement in the field of education. In addition to a commitment to teaching, our faculty members are engaged in research, writing and professional development. View UNI's national rankings and honors.
Research findings demonstrate that students of all types of learning styles can succeed in a distance environment. View our tips for being a successful distance learner.
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-7206, 800-648-3864 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
See the "Next Steps" tab above for information. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator(s) and/or enrollment contact below or contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at ContinuingEd@uni.edu.
While it is often possible to make up courses that are missed, our commitment is to deliver the courses as outlined in the cohort schedule. This is not designed as a program in which students come and go. Rather, the cohort model requires that students take the prescribed sequence in unison. Should you need to miss a course, you should consult with your program advisor for options.
There are no entrance exam requirements for this program.
When you have completed the steps to admission and have been accepted into the program, we will send you details and information about how to enroll in the first course. After you participate in the first term of courses in the cohort sequence, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education will notify you with enrollment details for the next term of courses as they become available. You are required to enroll in your courses each semester.
The program is planned so that students move through the sequence of courses as a cohort group. The first course forms a foundation for the program and includes an introduction unit describing the program goals, sequence of courses, standards, rubrics and academic expectations. For that reason, it is important that you enroll and complete the courses in the same sequence. Program faculty expect that students have a growing knowledge of concepts built upon a prescribed sequence of courses. In addition, program faculty work to build an online community as students move through the course sequence together.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
In general, students complete the full set of courses outlined in the program. It is possible to transfer a limited number of graduate credits. However, this credit must meet the following criteria:
Please check with the program coordinator about specific situations.
This program is designed to improve an individual's teaching skills, as well as prepare educators for possible positions in school leadership.
No. This program is designed for graduate students who hold a recognized teaching license. There is no licensure attached to this graduate degree.
To enroll in this program, students must be teaching in an international school and hold a bachelor's degree in teaching from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or equivalent.
Please complete the online interest form to the right to express your interest in joining a future Teacher Leadership for International Educators (MA) cohort. We will use the information you provide to send you program updates, including important information about application deadlines.
Delivery of program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.