Gain the skills and expertise you need to be an ethical leader and an innovative practitioner in your field while expanding your career options in as few as two years with the University of Mary’s flexible online Master of Education program in Teacher Leadership.

Learn how to support teacher growth and promote academic achievement in the classroom through a curriculum informed by the latest research and grounded in practical experience. You’ll learn from experienced educators and leading educational researchers while acquiring skills and knowledge you can apply in your educational organization right away. Advance your career with an MEd in Teacher Leadership.

At a Glance

Percentage of public school teachers with a post-baccalaureate degree in 2015-2016

Program Length

2 years


  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

Educators interested in expanding their pedagogical skills while learning ethical leadership strategies and techniques

Career Paths

  • Instructional Coach
  • Curriculum Director
  • Department Chair

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and experienced, practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Achieve a strong balance of theory and application with courses that are delivered by a combination of highly qualified, full-time faculty and experienced practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Access expert career and academic counseling services throughout your online program.
  • Develop a robust professional network while learning within a community of peers.


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    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 overall
    • OR 2.75 in the last two years of your undergraduate degree
    • OR 3.0 in your undergraduate major
  • Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed. 
  • Please mail your official transcripts and the following items to the University of Mary at
    • Office of Graduate Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? We’ll request your transcript for you! Contact us today to learn more!
    • Completed application (to include goal statement)
    • Current teacher education licensure (unless seeking licensure)
    • Two letters of reference
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience
    • Application fee

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Distance Ed fee: $30 per credit
  • Security/Cybersecurity fee: $5 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

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