National Board Certification Teacher Leader

MEd-CS National Board Certification Teacher Leader track is a unique 30-credit track through which teachers may potentially: 1) earn a master’s degree (Teacher Leader focus), 2) pursue National Board Certification (Initial certification or renewal), 3) earn a Teacher Leader Graduate certificate, and 4) add-a-field of Teacher Leader to a Hawaii Teaching License.

The Teacher Leader focus of the program is intended to prepare teachers to assume educational leadership roles in various school and community contexts based on the Teacher Leader Model Standards. The program will also support teachers in developing National Board Certification (NBC) portfolios and through the NBC application/renewal process. Students who choose not to formally apply for NBC will develop mock-NBC portfolios. Courses are offered via a combination of online, face-to-face, and hybrid formats.


Course Listing

Required (12 credits)

EDCS 606 Research Curriculum & Teaching (3 credits)

EDCS 622G Curr Lead: K - 14 (3 credits)

EDCS 632 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)

EDCS 667G Seminar in Curriculum: K-14 (3 credits)

Specialization (18 credits) - Courses are chosen in consultation with an advisor