Teacher Leader (Graduate Certificate)

Other Information

Graduate Catalog: Teacher Leader

  • Admission requirements
  • Program details
  • Course descriptions

Application Deadlines

Department: Teacher Development

Graduate Director:
Dr. Ramon Serrano

Program Overview

The Teacher Leader graduate certificate program provides graduate level specialized study in the area of leadership. It is multidisciplinary cohort program that provides knowledge and skills that can be utilized in numerous educational settings and a variety of roles. Course outcomes will be aligned to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and participants will develop portfolio components that may be used toward NBPTS certification.

The Teacher Leader graduate certificate program can stand alone or can be used toward a master's degree. The Teacher Leader Graduate Certificate could also complement other graduate degrees in the School of Education. Individuals who have a master's degree or who are currently enrolled in a master's degree program have an option to supplement their graduate work with the Teacher Leader graduate certificate. 

Admissions Information - The program is currently not accepting applications.

  • Undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed.
  • Admission decisions are made as completed application files are received.

Program Approval

Once admitted to the Teacher Leader graduate certificate program the student should meet with his/her advisor to complete the Graduate Certificate Program Form. After advisor approval, this form should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Cohort Schedule

The Teacher Leader graduate certificate program can be scheduled for cohorts (groups of at least 15 students required) off campus or on campus. The program will schedule three courses during the summer and three courses during the academic year. The three academic-year courses will be offered one night a week over both fall and spring semesters. Only one course will be taken at a time during the academic l year. 

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Colleges and University's (MnSCU) Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.