Apply Now To Become A Teacher Leadership Initiative Fellow

The Columbus Education Association, in collaboration with the National Education Association, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the Center for Teaching Quality, is seeking 30 CEA members to participate in the 2017 cohort of the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI).


Increasingly, teachers are seeking new opportunities to advance the profession and their careers by taking on new leadership roles such as peer reviewers, instructional coaches, mentors, curriculum developers, and policy advocates. In the TLI, teachers will play more consequential roles in shaping the policies and practices that govern teaching and learning in the United States.

In the coming months, 300 teachers from multiple sites across the country will be selected to participate in our comprehensive leadership-training institute in participating affiliates. Those selected to participate and complete the entire experience and provide feedback on the process will receive a $300 completion honorarium. In order to complete this initiative, participants will:

• Participate in rigorous competency-based curriculum
• Apply experience through a self-selected capstone project
• Engage deeply in local and national collaboration
• Receive extensive coaching and support
• Complete an evidence-based portfolio with micro credentials

Through the TLI, you will hone your expertise and engage in leadership work in schools, state houses, and associations throughout the country. The TLI will prepare you to serve as a leader of the profession, with the knowledge, skills, and core values to meet the new demands as a 21st-century teaching professional.

Please submit your online application for the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI) online no later than December 1, 2016 by clicking here.

Be sure that your application is complete, and includes your resume and references. Applicants will be notified of selection in early January of 2017.

For information about applying for this program, contact Dorothy Wilson at CEA at 253-4731.