Elmhurst College

School for Professional Studies

Teacher Leadership


190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Endorsement in Teacher Leadership, Special Education (LBS1), ESL, Bilingual and Health Education and Middle Level Approval, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Today’s classrooms call for teacher leaders with highly developed knowledge and skills—advanced practitioners who are ready to serve in the classroom as catalysts for change. Elmhurst College offers a graduate program in teacher leadership designed for experienced teachers from pre-kindergarten to the high school level in early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education and K-12 specialty areas. Our program is organized around a central theme: teaching as a catalyst for change. You’ll engage in critical inquiry and study current issues and practices in the education field. You’ll apply best practices and develop innovative projects in order to have a positive impact on school and student success. In highly interactive classes, you’ll form learning partnerships with educators from a range of disciplines. You’ll work closely with exceptional full-time faculty with diverse areas of expertise. In fact, you’ll enjoy ready access to a full-time faculty advisor throughout your time at Elmhurst. This program also meets the practical needs of teachers. You’ll earn your degree on a schedule that works for you, with classes meeting every other week on campus in a hybrid format. You can take one, two or three courses in a term and start in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. You can also earn the new State of Illinois teacher leader, ESL, bilingual, special education and health education endorsements or middle level approval on your professional educator license as part of the program.


The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association accredits all graduate programs at Elmhurst College.

International Student Requirements:

An official course-by-course evaluation in English by a foreign credentials agency of all university transcripts (along with copies of the transcripts themselves) and proof of English pro?ciency, as evidenced by a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 34 semester hours

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $450 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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