Master's in Teaching, Learning and Assessment with Teacher Leader Major

M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment with Teacher Leader Major


The Teacher Leader major within the M.Ed. in Teaching, Learning and Assessment is being moved to a new program beginning with the Winter 2018 start term — M.Ed./Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership. Complete the form to learn more about this exciting new program!

National Louis University’s graduate program in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) degree with a Teacher Leader major prepares educators who aspire to advanced leadership roles in a wide range of areas from coaching and mentoring teachers to designing curricula and assessing learning. You will function as an expert practitioner applying assessment to improve the learning of each student while conducting action research on your own teaching.

  • In Illinois, applicants with previously earned Master’s degrees may earn an Endorsement in Teacher Leader by completing
    13 semester hours of required major coursework and 5 hours
    of electives.

Consider the TLA Teacher Leader major at National Louis University (NLU) if you:

  • Are interested in increasing your role as a professional in the area of teaching, learning, and assessment
  • Would like to select a topic of major action research, as well as your focus for field and independent studies, that is centered in your own classroom and learning needs
  • Enjoy weekly collaboration with classmates and faculty in developing solutions that make an immediate impact
  • Want to incorporate differentiation, engaged learning, and digital literacy into your teaching practices
  • Are looking for a Teacher Leader Endorsement in Illinois

Learn more about NLU's Master of Education degree programs >>


  • Leadership and Organizational Development of Schools
  • Constructing Curriculum for Engaging the Whole Child
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning through Mentoring and Coaching
  • Building School-Community Partnerships
  • Differentiating for Diverse Learners
  • Leading Diverse Schools
  • Linking Assessment of Teaching and Learning
  • Engaging with Critical Multicultural Perspectives

Fully on-site and blended formats, plus off-site cohort options

Students at our Illinois and Florida locations can take advantage of NLU's Master of Education in Teaching, Learning and Assessment with Teacher Leader Major program offered face-to-face, or in our new blended format designed to deliver the ultimate flexibility. The blended format includes the perfect mix of online coursework combined with face-to-face, dynamic interactive learning.

Building on its reputation for flexibility, NLU also offers classes at approved off-site locations throughout Illinois and Florida.

For more information about enrolling at any of our locations including Florida, connect with an Enrollment Specialist or Apply for Free today.

All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at

Get more information today about enrolling in one of NLU's degree programs. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).

Please note: The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) may change the state licensure and endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Teacher candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for licensure, not by the licensure requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their work on licensure under different regulations.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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