Teacher Leader Core (15 hours)

"I really enjoy teaching ETL 800 [the first class in the Teacher Leader Core]. This course opens students' minds and encourages them to reflect on their perception of educational leadership."
—Dr. Roger Cleveland

Course Descriptions

ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers

(3 hours) A. In-depth study of the key concepts, theories, practices, and procedures of teacher leaders in educational environments. This course must be taken within the first six hours of a candidate’s program.

ETL 801 Leading Achievement Change

(3 hours) A. Pre-req / co-req: ETL 800. The study of change theory and its application in educational settings by educational leaders, teacher leaders, professional staff, support staff, students and communities to improve student achievement.14 field hours required.

ETL 802 Research for Teacher Leaders

(3 hours) A. Prerequisites: ETL 800 and 801. Prerequisite/ Corequisite: ETL 803. This course introduces research methods in education. Candidates create a research proposal with IRB approvals. The focus is on student learning, student achievement, or school improvement.

ETL 803 Curriculum for Teacher Leaders

(3 hours) A. Prerequisites/Corequisites: ETL 800 and 801. Candidates will conduct curriculum alignment and development that encompasses analysis, synthesis and justification for applied curriculum. Candidates will develop formative and summative assessments. They evaluate research-based instructional strategies for all learners. (Field work 13 hours).

ETL 804 Teacher Leader Capstone

(3 hours) A. Prerequisite: ETL 803. Candidates will refine an action research project begun in ETL 802. Candidates will collect, analyze, and interpret data related to the impact on student learning and make a final presentation.