Instructional Leadership Academy

Are you interested in becoming an administrator with strong instructional leadership skills?

Whether you are interested in becoming a school leader, a teacher leader, or a central office leader, the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy will hone your instructional leadership skills.

Reach believes that an inquiry-based approach to instructional problem solving is key to high quality leadership. Our courses will ask you to read and discuss research, and to apply the learning to your current context. The focus on job-embedded coursework, supported by monthly coaching, is a signature of our approach.

In order to maximize job embedded application and active engagement in class, we use online tools both for discussion and for uploading video of your practice.

Candidates who complete the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy will be skilled instructional coaches, supervisors, and facilitators of professional learning, with a highly developed inquiry orientation to instructional problems of practice.

Who is Eligible:

  • Teachers, coaches, or current administrators with a clear teaching credential and at least 5 years of teaching experience.


  • Year 1: Have a teacher leader role, coaching role, or administrative role for the year of participation
    • Everyone must have a role that allows them to coach at least one person and facilitate professional learning
  • Year 2 and 3: An administrator or hybrid role
    • In Year 2, you must have the ability to conduct an Action Research project at your site

Degree earned:

  • Completion of Year 2: Master of Education in Instructional Leadership *

Credentials earned:

  • Completion of Year 1:  Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Completion of Year 2 and 3: Clear Administrative Services Credential

*Masters Degrees are currently not WASC accredited

Click HERE for trend data for the Master’s Degree program(correlating with Year 1 and Year 2 of the ILA ), tracking candidate application, acceptance, enrollment and completion.

The Reach Institute for School Leadership is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. You may view our current list of approved program HERE.

Tuition and Fees:

Year 1: $6,300

Year 2: $5,085

Year 3: $3,000

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