Teacher Leadership for Student Learning


The purpose of this certificate program is to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that teachers need to learn from their own teaching as well as facilitate the learning of others in their school to generate student learning. This rigorous program prepares participants to meet the Teacher Leader Model Standards and the National Staff Development Council's standards (now called Learning Forward) for engaging in and facilitating professional learning. Each certificate course will require participants to become familiar with the theoretical framework and research related to professional learning, engage in and facilitate in professional learning activities, generate data that represents the learning activity, and reflect on their own experiences to make evidence based decisions about teaching and learning.


Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 GPA. A current teaching certificate is required.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:


None are required.


12 credit hours - Courses for the certificate must be taken in sequence.

Time Limit

Two years

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. GRE/GMAT are not required.

Transfer Credit

No transfer credit will be accepted.


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