Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Summer 2022 classes for the Teacher Leadership Program will be held in person: July 11 - July 29, 2022
Students in the Master of Education program

If you are an experienced educator ready to take your teaching to the next level, consider a Master of Education degree.

Our two-year program includes all of the same classes as the four-semester Advanced Graduate Study (AGS) course of study, plus two additional semesters of online learning and an additional year of private, professional coaching. If you choose to pursue the Master of Education degree (EdM), you will spend two semesters engaged in action research, studying your own teaching and teacher leadership practice.

If your district has formal teacher leader positions, this program will prepare you to assume such a role, which can sometimes result in increased pay. If your district does not have formal teacher leader positions, this program will give you the skills you need to lead your colleagues in the hard work of improving classrooms and schools.

If you are considering moving from the AGS program to the EdM, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to speak with an adviser.

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.


With a master’s degree in education from Brandeis, you’ll be equipped to be a teacher leader who is changing your community for the better. The first EdM cohort graduated in May 2017.


Over the course of two years (summer-fall-spring-summer-fall-spring) you will take 12 courses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships and generous financial aid packages are available.