Aspiring Leaders is a practice-based program designed for working educators who aspire to lead urban schools.
THE ASPIRING LEADERS JOURNEY
Aspiring Leaders earn their M.Ed in Educational Leadership with an Urban School Specialization from Southern Methodist University at the end of their first two years and receive ongoing support from Teaching Trust in years three through five.
Participate in a three week long Summer Intensive at the start of your first year, typically in the month of June
Take a new course on a select topic every 7 weeks to build leadership skills & competencies
Collaborate with fellow cohort members in classes at Southern Methodist University
Remain in your current role on campus
Participate in a Summer Intensive at the start of your second year to get a head start on your coursework
Take on a leadership role at a partner campus for your Residency year
Receive on-the-job coaching & support from a former urban school leader
Earn your M.Ed. in Urban School Leadership and your Principal Certification
YEARS 3 - 5
Receive ongoing development & support tailored to your individual needs as a leader
Apply for school leadership positions at the time that is right for you
(Note: leadership positions vary based on district availability and candidate interests)
CONTINUE YOUR IMPACT
Your journey as a Teaching Trust leader is not over at the end of your Aspiring Leaders commitment. Cohort members and graduates of Teaching Trust programs have access to high-quality, applicable leadership development and training from our Teaching Trust Alumni Network.
Continue to connect, collaborate, and innovate with peers and colleagues through the Alumni Network. Your journey towards improving outcomes for North Texas students is just beginning.