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Instructional Leadership




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

In this course, students explore instructional leadership as an integrated practice to evolve their understanding of, and capacity for, advancing teaching and learning. Effective teaching and learning strategies are examined as they relate to motivating faculty, staff, and students, and creating dynamic learning environments. Additional topics include leading change in learning environments and counterbalancing resistance to change for faculty, staff, and students.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the frameworks of change, current change theories, historical progression of change models, and influences on change within contemporary organizations. 
  • Analyze strategies that influence data-driven change processes within an educational organization. 
  • Analyze curriculum structure, articulation, and alignment critically throughout the educational continuum. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in instructional programs for contemporary organizations. 
  • Formulate change management plans to improve identified issues within curriculum. 
  • Develop strategies to foster faculty professional development and build professional learning communities within contemporary organizations.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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