"...it is time to look not just to nationally prominent politicians or philanthropists or social scientists to improve our schools, but also to teachers themselves."

Dana Goldstein, The Teacher Wars:
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Teacher Leadership brochure


Summer 2019: July 1-July 18

Summer 2020: July 6 - July 23 

First cohort of students graduated with their Master's degree (EdM) in Teacher Leadership

Professor Sharon Feiman Nemser's work recently cited in Phi Delta Kappan

"Teaching Future Teachers" by Dr. Marya Levenson in the Loomis Chaffee Magazine


The Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program recognizes that the most important change agents in education are our classroom teachers.  Teachers change lives day after day, and the influence of many extends beyond their classrooms, schools, and communities. This hybrid program brings together cohorts of like-minded gifted teachers to learn skills essential to becoming an effective Teacher Leader.

Focusing on both instructional and institutional policy, this program will help you:

  • Improve your own teaching and the teaching of others
  • Use research to improve teaching and learning
  • Foster a collaborative culture to support educator development, improve student learning and strengthen your school
  • Understand  your school as an institution and organization
  • Use your voice to have an impact on education policy

You can choose from:

Both options take place during two 3-week summer sessions at Brandeis and during the school year (one or two) via distance learning. Each combines formal study and guided practice providing teachers with the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen your professional identity
  • Become part of a robust professional network
  • Acquire specific skills and understandings essential to promoting educator development and improving student learning in your school

If you are interested in applying to the Teacher Leadership Program, please read the Application Requirements page carefully before beginning the process.