Certificate in Teacher Leadership {23-24}

Teacher Leadership Certificate

The Teacher Leadership Certificate is a fifteen (15) credit program designed for individuals who wish to develop their leadership ability for use in the classroom or in such expanded roles as lead teacher, instructional coach, team leader, curriculum developer, department chairperson, new teacher mentor or special project leader. The Teacher Leadership Certificate is intended for teachers who want to apply their knowledge and skill to the larger school community, yet may not want to leave their classrooms to do so.

Admission Requirements

Information on admission requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies webpage.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate the collaborative analysis of classroom and school data to ensure that instructional practices and school structures are benefiting all students.
  • Employ outcome-based and facilitation skills to help colleagues work collaboratively to refine instructional practice, make ethical and educational decisions, and promote meaningful change in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school structures and culture that lead to improve teaching practices and increase student achievement.
  • Coach and mentor new teachers.
  • Observe and provide constructive feedback to teachers at all stages of their careers.
  • Apply decision making skills with the use of case studies.

Program Delivery Mode
Online Plus: offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections

Core Requirements ( 15 credits )

ED 630 Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education (3)
ED 634 Personal Communications and Ethics (3)
ED 670 Educational Alternatives for Learning (2)
ED 671 Issues in Education (2)
ED 690 Topics in Education (2) (Topics Related to Instructional Coaching)
ED 669 Internship (1)
PSY 634 Methods of Evidence Based Practice (2)

Students may substitute ED 717 Adult Learning (2) or ED 789 School/Community Relations (2) for PSY 634 (2) if they choose and it is approved by the program coordinator.