interior static banner

New Master of Education in Teacher Leaders to be offered by King University

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2015 – Teachers now have the opportunity to further their education through King University’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leaders graduate program. Applications are being accepted now for a start date in Jan. 2016.

This program was created for people who are already licensed teachers, who have been in the classroom at least two years, and who are currently employed and have their own classrooms,” says Dr. Cara Everett Anderson, dean of King University’s School of Education. “In fact, much of their practicum depends on them having their own classroom, and to be able to draw on the knowledge and experience of their faculty colleagues.

“The M.Ed. in Teacher Leaders is designed for licensed teachers who see themselves as classroom-based practitioners with a desire to serve their schools not in formal administrative capacities, but by demonstrating leadership in their classrooms, in their grade-level, in their schools as subject matter experts, and in their districts as vital and knowledgeable members of the community,” says Dr. Anderson.

Offering the M.Ed. in Teacher Leaders is consistent with King’s mission of building meaningful lives of achievement both for graduates of the Teacher Leaders’ program and the students they serve. “With regard to cultural transformation, we can think of no more powerful social mechanism for transforming culture than strengthening the public education system,” adds Anderson.


Courses in the Teacher Leaders program include “Leading Change in Educational Organizations,” “Trends and Issues in Educational Technology,” and “Cultural Diversity in American Education.” 

The first classes in the 16-month, online M.Ed. in Teacher Leaders graduate program will begin with the spring semester in Jan. 2016. Students seeking initial licensure may pursue King's M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.

For additional information on the King University’s Master of Education in Teacher Leaders, contact Dr. Cara Anderson at 423.652.4843,, or visit


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.