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Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education

Do you feel called to work with students and their families in ways that have a significant impact on both their present and future? Do you want to increase your leadership capacity in your classroom and in your school? If so, then Campbellsville University’s Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education Program is the degree for you. This program will empower you to solve problems within your own classroom utilizing research based practices. In addition, as you are earning your degree for rank change, you can earn endorsements to teach in areas such as Gifted and Talented Education, Environmental Education, and English as a Second Language, or you can explore at a deeper level a professional specialty in a specific content area such as interdisciplinary early childhood education, curriculum, reading, or informational technology.

Who Should Apply

  • Individuals interested in developing as leaders in their classrooms and schools
  • Individuals interested in increasing certification to work with specialized populations such as gifted and talented students or English Language Learners
  • Individuals who want to increase expertise and knowledge in a specific area such as interdisciplinary early childhood education, curriculum, reading, or informational technology


This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Master of Arts in Education – Teacher Leader.

About the Program

The Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education (TL-MAE) program is a 30-hour, cohort model program.  The academic year is devoted to the completion of the core curriculum courses.  The overall structure of the TL-MAE program provides opportunities for individual and team participation while studying leadership, curriculum, design and instructional strategies.  Action research within the teacher’s own classroom is required.  Emphasis is placed on individual development of the teacher/student.  An action research paper over the period of the TL-MAE program is developed with accompanying periodic performance assessments.  All courses are offered in an online format.

The core curriculum comprises 18 hours of course work.  The remaining 12 hours may be taken in a variety of options.  These options may be discussed with Dr. Lisa Allen 270.789.5506 (w) or 502.507.1523 (cell) Graduate Program Chair.  Some areas include:

  • Language Arts
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Gifted Endorsement
  • Special Education
  • Curriculum Specialty
  • Environmental Education Endorsement
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Admission Requirements


  • Admission to Graduate Studies
  • Valid Teacher’s Certificate or Statement of Eligibility
  • Official Transcripts (Required GPA:  2.75)
  • One-page essay on purpose/goals for graduate study
  • Three disposition recommendations
  • Diversity Survey
  • Code of Ethics/Character and Fitness
  • State background check (if not currently teaching)
  • Statement of Acknowledgement
  • Signed Curriculum Contract
TLMAE Curriculum Guide