Impact Your Students, Your Colleagues and Your Career
The curriculum for the online Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program brings together expert faculty, experiential learning and the latest research findings in the field of education. You will develop a thorough understanding of new technology, standards and teaching practices, as well as the skills to bridge these subjects with your students and your peers in a leadership role.
The following are all required teacher leadership courses in the School of Education. Courses are three credits each.
EDUC 622 The Role of Literacy Across the Content Areas
Explores contributions of literacy research for content learning (e.g., math, science, social studies, and language arts). Underscores benefits of linking reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing for acquisition of content area knowledge. Provides instructional frameworks for supporting student learning from texts.
EDUC 735 Data-Based Decision Making & Assessment
Prepares aspiring leaders to understand, manage and use data for student assessment, instructional planning and school improvement.
EDUC 772 Understanding Teacher Leadership
Promotes understanding of education standards and self as a leader. Familiarizes candidates with existing literature and research base for teacher leadership.
EDUC 773 Action Research
Explores the major tenets of action research and prepares candidates to conduct school-based and classroom-based action research and communicate findings of research to multiple stakeholders.
EDUC 775 Foundational Skills in a Standards Based Curriculum
Prepares teacher-leaders with the foundational skills needed to interpret changing educational standards and to design curriculum and instruction that is aligned with these standards.
EDUC 777 Fostering Technology-Based Collaboration
Explores ways for teacher leaders to use technology to promote collegial environments that focus on continuous improvement of instruction and student learning.
EDUC 720 Teacher Leadership in Education Policy
Supports the development of teacher leaders to understand, influence, and implement educational policy in their schools. Focuses on key issues in educational policy, with emphasis on the policy process, politics of education, and policy implementation.
EDUC 774 Designing Professional Development
Contributes to the understanding of professional development and impact on student learning. Supports monitoring and assessment of professional development impact.
EDUC 768 Coaching Teachers
Prepares future teacher leaders to provide formative support for teachers. Examines outside-the classroom coaching contexts (voluntary study groups and grade-level team meetings) and addresses inside-the-classroom interactions, including school-wide walk-throughs and one-on-one coaching with preconference, targeted observation, and post-conference.
EDUC 776 Promoting Equitable Schools
Explores how schooling structures, practices and policies produce or resist educational equity for diverse families, cultures and communities. Identifies challenges and opportunities at the classroom and school-wide levels to engage families and communities in efforts to provide equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students.
The online teacher leadership courses are 7 weeks long, with 5 terms offered per calendar year. Students typically start the program in Fall A, Spring A or Summer, but can begin in any of the terms offered throughout the year. Contact an admissions counselor at 844-237-1338 to learn more.
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