Background on Teacher Leadership Institute

Long-Term Goals

Teacher Leadership Institute Fellowship

Leadership is not a responsibility we leave to others; leadership is inherent in the professional work of teachers. Leadership takes a variety of forms for teachers today, and the Teacher Leadership Institute supports teacher-leaders in becoming more expert and confident at leading in the current education environment.

The National Education Association and state and local affiliates are proud to offer a professional growth opportunity designed to grow the skills and enhance the experiences of teacher-leaders looking to expand their impact. The Institute offers a blended learning path addressing association leadership, instructional leadership, advocacy and policy leadership and social justice competencies. 

Fellows will be guided by other accomplished teacher-leaders from their state, as well as by content experts with a range of experiences. At the completion of the year, fellows will have gained new, unparalleled leadership expertise and experience. TLI fellows will be uniquely prepared for leadership roles in their association, in the policy-making arenas and in their profession.