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Teachers As Leaders

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In this course, teachers define, clarify, and reflect on their leadership roles. They explore leadership processes that utilize collaboration, coaching, mentoring, and inclusion. Additionally, they examine broad educational issues, as well as school-based issues and determine possibilities for initiating, sustaining, and building upon systemic change.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Becoming a Change Agent

    • Identify ways to create and communicate support.
    • Examine ways to manage change effectively.
    • Identify how students can be involved in the process of change.
    • Identify the roles that teachers and students can have as change agents in a school community.
    • Analyze ways in which the community can be involved in school change.
    • Determine ways in which schools can be involved in community change.
    • Create a process for collaborating with school and community stakeholders to create positive change in the school environment.


    • Examine personal rationales for being a teacher leader.
    • Describe the concept of personal leadership styles.
    • Identify the qualities of effective leadership.
    • Examine leadership roles of teachers, resource teachers, and administrators.
    • Analyze current approaches to educational leadership.

    Professional Growth

    • Identify the characteristics of a lifelong learner.
    • Analyze the relationship between lifelong learning and professional growth.

    • Examine professional learning communities and the role they play in professional growth.
    • Analyze the qualities and practices of a master teacher.

    Reflective Practitioners

    • Identify the difference between teacher reflection and teacher inquiry.
    • Describe how teacher reflection and teacher inquiry help shape the profession of teaching.
    • Propose strategies for supporting teacher reflection and teacher inquiry.


    • Define collaboration.
    • Identify varied types of collaboration in the school community.
    • Analyze the process of developing collaborations within the school community.
    • Examine team teaching approaches, benefits, and challenges.

    • Describe the importance to collaboration of communication among multiple stake-holders.

    Coaching and Mentoring

    • Identify characteristics of mentoring.
    • Identify characteristics of coaching.
    • Compare and contrast coaching and mentoring.
    • Identify the dispositions necessary to be an effective coach and mentor.
    • Explore the International Coach Federation Code of Ethics.
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