100% Online Master’s in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency

Lead the Transformation of Schools and Communities

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While the growing diversity of K-12 classrooms is something to celebrate, the National Center for Education Statistics has found that academic performance varies among student demographics.1 As a result, schools need educators and leaders capable of breaking boundaries to empower the entire student population. With the University of Iowa’s online master’s in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency program, you can prepare to make the difference needed in this field while inspiring your students and peers to succeed.

Join our graduate programs to prepare for teacher leadership by building expertise in curriculum development, cultural needs, and evidence-based frameworks for technology integration. You’ll take flexible courses led by world-class education experts, receiving a rigorous education that helped this program earn a top spot on the U.S. News & World Report list of the Best Online Education Programs.

With the online degree programs from the University of Iowa College of Education, you can experience a powerful, personal education within a Big Ten Research Institution. Prepare to follow our graduates into numerous facets of education — teaching, administration, counseling, and beyond.

10:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

#1 College of Education in Iowa2

Finish in 20 Months

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Strive to Improve K-12 Education at a Big 10 Research University

In this online graduate program, you’ll gain the ability to support diverse classrooms and develop education leadership traits needed to improve student outcomes in your community. You’ll accrue 24 credit hours while seeking this master’s degree, learning curriculum and instructional strategies that support your rise to teacher leadership.

The online master’s in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency program includes these courses:

Delve into the ways that governance, finance, and policy structures can influence public school education.

Learn about the technologies shaping teacher professional development and the curricula used in U.S. schools.

Explore the coaching practices that teacher leaders apply to help K-12 educators improve their performance.

Gain a well-rounded understanding of diversity and strategies for identifying K-12 issues that affect curricular decision-making.

Become a Part of UI’s Storied Tradition

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a premier public research university located alongside the Iowa River in Iowa City. In addition to being a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Conference, the University of Iowa is home to one of the country’s most acclaimed medical centers and the famous Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Thrive in Teacher Leadership and Other Important Careers

Challenges that students face at home can impact their performance in the classroom.3 The University of Iowa’s Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency graduate program equips you with curricular and cultural competencies for understanding student needs and providing the right education to meet them. As a result, you can emerge as an education leader driven to improve outcomes in schools and communities experiencing rapid transformation.

Elevate Your Performance in These Roles

  1. Teachers
  2. Teacher Leader
  3. Instructional Coach
  4. Curriculum Developer

Prepare for Certification Required for Education Leadership

UI’s graduate program aligns with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), one of K-12 education’s most respected professional certifications. While seeking your master’s degree, you’ll prepare for the critical reflection necessary for NBPTS certification.

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  1. National Center for Education Statistics. “New Report Shows Increased Diversity in U.S. Schools, Disparities in Outcomes.” Retrieved June 10, 2022, from https://nces.ed.gov/.
  2. U.S. News & World Report. University of Iowa Rankings. Retrieved June 9, 2022, from https://www.usnews.com/.
  3. National Education Association. “How the Pandemic Will Change the Future of Schools.” Retrieved June 10, 2022, from https://www.nea.org/.