An Award-Winning,
Online Program for Full-Time Educators

The TLSI program is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, skills and disposition for roles in teaching, research and leadership.

What We Do

The Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (TLSI) program is designed to empower teachers by enhancing their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the areas of teaching, research, leadership, and advocacy.

TLSI is an award-winning, job-embedded online program for full-time practicing PK-12 educators. The curriculum constantly adapts to and includes new research and best practices to meet the needs of students and communities that our talented graduate students serve. Through this program, a full-time practicing educator may choose to earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction.

Throughout the TLSI program, educators document evidence of their growth in instructional expertise, practitioner research, and teacher leadership as they implement what they are learning in coursework.

With the TLSI program, educators can develop as…


Master Teachers

We create and deliver high-quality instruction for students, and continuously evaluate outcomes to refine and adapt teaching practices to meet the needs of learners.


Teacher Researchers

We systematically study our own teaching practices and analyze multiple data sources to inform instructional decision-making in order to maximize successful outcomes for students.


Teacher Leaders

We assume formal and informal leadership and mentoring roles within and beyond the school community and serve as an advocate for students and families.