Why earn a master's degree in teaching and leadership online?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 1
Dec. 1
May 1

Preparing school leaders, teachers and instructional staff to meet tomorrow's challenges is work worth doing. UND's online Teaching & Leadership master's degree will empower you to make an impact in education.

100% Online Graduate Program for Teacher Education and K-12 Leadership

The program is 100% online with no on-campus travel needed. Our consistent course offerings provide for timely graduation, and responsive faculty are available for advising.

UND's M.S. in Teaching and Leadership offers three tracks.

  • Track 1 is for graduate students who have previously earned an education degree. You choose from the following seven specializations: principalship, middle/secondary education, elementary education, instructional coaching, STEM education, behavioral supports in education or generalist.
  • Track 2 is for graduate students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree with a major or minor in a middle or secondary education content area and are seeking licensure at the graduate level. The core academic subjects includes: english language arts, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages or social studies. The next application cycle for Track 2 will be May 1, 2021.
  • Track 3 is for graduate students who have a degree in education or are eligible to receive a North Dakota teaching license and are applying for the Elementary Education of Middle Education Resident Teacher Programs. The next application cycle for Track 3 will be Spring 2021.

Teaching & Leadership at UND

  • Earn your master's as a first-year teacher through our Resident Teacher Program.

  • Gain vital classroom experience through fieldwork placements.

  • Learn to provide innovative teaching and learning strategies in the classroom while meeting diverse student's needs.

  • Complete an optional minor or cognate area.

  • Learn best practices in literacy, math, science, social studies, assessment, and technology integration.

  • Experienced faculty are available to answer questions and guide you to meet your goals.

Leadership Careers in Education


Anticipated job growth for instructional coordinators

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Instructional Coordinators


Anticipated job growth for high school teachers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: High School Teachers

Our graduates are equipped to teach in K-12 classrooms or serve in various leadership roles within school settings. They also are prepared to work in curriculum design and coordination in school systems and in oversight and governmental agencies.

Graduates of the curriculum and instruction program go on to a variety of leadership roles in education, including:

  • Lead teacher
  • Educational specialist
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional coach
  • Content specialist
  • Department head

Teaching & Leadership Online Course Options