The Fort Lewis Teacher Leadership program will serve the needs of classroom teachers in the Four Corners area who want to be agents of change for improved student learning in their schools and their districts, as instructional coaches or as leaders of academic learning communities. The program will be in a hybrid format, with class meetings in the evening supplemented with online coursework.

Students in the M.A. program will receive substantive training in the methodologies of action research. Students in the M.A. program and the certificate program will also develop competencies in analysis of assessment data, emerging technology, culturally-responsive teaching, differential instruction, instructional coaching, and school leadership.