M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Online

How to Apply

Professional Development Workshop for K-12 Teachers

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership, we have both academic and technology requirements. Admission to our graduate program is competitive. Please keep in mind that those who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet all of those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative index of 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time employment as a certified teacher


Students should have access to and be familiar with the following technology:

  • DSL or Broadband Internet connection
  • Mac or Windows personal computer with up-to-date anti-virus software
  • Digital Video Camera (e.g., Kodak PLAYTOUCH) or web cam
  • Internal or external microphone
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Scanner
  • Flash Player
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Reader

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit:

  1. The on-line application form.
  2. A personal statement.  Please write a brief statement addressing the following questions. (a) Why do you want to pursue an M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership? (b) How will completing this degree support your career objectives? (c) What current or future leadership opportunities are available to you in your school setting? (d) The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program is offered 100% online. The faculty wants to ensure that you are willing and able to complete the program online. In 500 words or less, please describe your previous experience with technology and technology skills.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation from professionals that can attest to the candidate’s teaching, leadership, and academic potential. These are submitted electronically in the graduate application.
  4. Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level.  Applicants may upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Applicants who previously attended the University of Delaware still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification. Please do not send any transcripts to the School of Education.
  5. Résumé reflecting your professional and other relevant experiences.
  6.  A copy of your teaching license. Please upload this in the application as a supplemental document.
  7. Students whose native language is not English must submit official score reports of the TOEFL or IELTS test. The minimum acceptable score for the paper-based TOEFL is 600; the minimum acceptable score for the Internet-based TOEFL is 100. The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 7.0.

Please note the above program requirements for the nature of the recommendations and the subject of the application essay and writing sample. 

Please do not send any documents to the School of Education. All materials should be uploaded into the electronic application.

Application Deadlines for 2015/2016

Fall Session A: July 15
Fall Session B: September 9
Spring Session A: December 29
Spring Session B: February 23
Summer Session A: April 27

Taking courses before applying

If you’re not sure you want to enroll in the master’s program, you can take up to 9 credits of the Teacher Leadership  courses before applying. These courses can then be transferred over for full credit. Please note that the discounted tuition rate does not apply to non-matriculated students who are not Delaware residents or Delaware public school teachers.

More Information

For more information about the program, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Rachel Karchmer-Klein.


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