EDTL - Education: Teacher Leadership

EDTL 6156 Developing Teacher Leaders (3-0-3) 

This course provides an in-depth investigation of the roles and responsibilities of the Teacher Leader. Candidates participate in a comprehensive examination of how essential elements of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and ongoing reflection and staff development are interwoven to develop effective, research-based teaching and learning. Theoretical principles and practices for effective program development are addressed including but not limited to staff development, collaboration with all stakeholders, mentoring and coaching for improved teaching and learning, and curriculum analysis, assessment, and development.

EDTL 6157 Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning (3-0-3) 

This course expands teachers’ knowledge and skills in assessment techniques for all students. Teachers will be prepared to work with others to design and implement assessment practices and analyze data to improve teaching and learning through data informed decision making.

EDTL 6158 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3-0-3) 

This course addresses reading and writing skill development in all populations including those with limited English abilities, problems in content reading assignments, and nonreaders. Special attention is given to developing strategies for teaching reading and writing to students at various skill levels across the curriculum. Teacher Candidates will work together in developing resources for effective teaching based on the current performance standards and standards from IRA and NCTE.

EDTL 6159 Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas (3-0-3) 

Strategies needed to meet the needs of diverse learners, including differentiation and response to intervention, will be used by teacher leaders, who will then mentor and coach other educators in using the response to intervention model and differentiated instruction in their content areas.

EDTL 6685 Teacher Leadership Internship (0-6-3) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours from Areas I and II to include EDTL 6156 and EDTL 6157. Provides opportunities for the synthesis and application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher leaders in partner schools. The internship is provided during a minimum of two semesters for a total of six credit hours. Professional learning experiences include, but are not limited to: Mentoring and coaching, collaborating with stakeholders, designing and implementing professional learning, leading curriculum assessment and data analysis for decision making.

Prerequisite(s): (EDTL 6156 and EDTL 6157)

EDTL 6686 Teacher Leader Internship II (0-6-3) 

Provides opportunities for the synthesis and application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher leaders in partner schools. The internship is completed during a minimum of two semesters for a total of six credit hours. Professional learning experiences include, but are not limited to: Mentoring and coaching, collaborating with stakeholders, designing and implementing professional learning, leading curriculum assessment and data analysis for decision making.

Prerequisite(s): EDTL 6685

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Teacher Leadership.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.