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Teacher Leadership Certificate

Earn your Teacher Leadership Certificate @ Lehigh!

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  • Application requirements: Online application, transcripts, minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Deadline(s): May 1 deadline for summer start, July 15 for fall start and Dec. 15 for spring start
  • Course Requirements: 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Typical Course Load: Fall (1-2 courses), Spring (1-2 courses), Summer (1-2 courses)
  • Time to Completion: 1 year
  • Alumni Current Positions: Our graduates work at K-12 international private or public schools.


The Teacher Leadership certificate program is is targeted toward K-12 classroom teachers who wish to acquire school leadership skills without having to leave teaching. The Teacher Leadership program applies a systems approach to creating change as it develops leadership skills. 

Students will learn how to:

  • Facilitate communities of learning through organization-wide processes
  • Inspire excellence in practice
  • Confront barriers in the school's culture and structures
  • Translate ideas into sustainable systems of action
  • Nurture a culture of success

This Teacher Leadership certificate program is a 12 credit, non-degree program. The 12 credit hours earned in this program can be applied to the Master's Degree program once a student matriculates and is accepted into the degree program.

Those wishing to apply should complete the online application and send their official undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required for undergraduate work. 

Students may begin in any semester with an April 15 deadline for a summer start, July 15 for a fall start and Dec. 15 for a spring start. 


Course Number Course Name Credits
EDL 400 Organizational Leadership & Change Management 3
EDL 420 Data-Based Decision Making 3
EDL 424 Leadership: Self and Groups 3
EDL 422 Curriculum Management for the School Executive 3

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

NOTE: If you are working on your Lehigh Certificate and plan to enroll as a Master's student you must first apply (and be offered acceptance) to become a Master's student in the College of Education. 

Application Requirements & Deadlines