Teacher Leadership Program

COVID-19 Information: 2021 Summer classes for Teacher Leadership Program will take place online: July 5 - July 30.
  • Marya Levenson is conversation with teachers and administrators from area public schools.
  • Sharon Feiman-Nemser coaches students

Are you ready to take your teaching — and your profession — to the next level without leaving the classroom behind?

The Brandeis Teacher Leadership Program provides elementary and secondary teachers from public and Jewish Day schools the knowledge and skills they need to motivate and mentor fellow teachers, collaborate with administrators, orchestrate school reform and influence education policy. Teacher leaders will learn how to build on their passion for instructional and institutional leadership while affecting student learning and the school culture.

Our program defines teacher leaders as:

Combining face-to-face summer coursework with distance learning and coaching during the academic year, this affordable program culminates in either a 13-month Advanced Graduate Study credential or a two-year Master of Education (EdM) in Teacher Leadership.


At a Glance

Advanced Graduate Study

Master of Education (EdM) in Teacher Leadership

Whichever path you choose, you’ll discover a program that is as rigorous as it is supportive, and one that reflects the highly individualized approach and commitment to social justice that are the hallmarks of a Brandeis education.

Why Brandeis?

At Brandeis, we recognize that you — our nation’s classroom teachers — are the most important change agents in education. We also understand the importance of context and know how to help you thrive as a leader in your particular school setting.

Our program will provide you with an experienced professional coach as well as a diverse but like-minded cohort of fellow future teacher leaders — a trusted professional network outside your school who will support you during and after your studies with us. We provide generous scholarships to all participants to make this program affordable even to those with limited resources.