Course Descriptions

TitleTeacher Leaders in Urban Schools

For many years, schools functioned with principals as building managers and teachers whose purview was solely their own classroom. This construct is no longer applicable to the schools of today. Students will examine the benefits of teacher leadership, the roles for teacher leaders, and the importance of collaborative school leadership. Students will also explore the many facets of teacher leadership, examine their own readiness and strengths for leadership, identify teacher leadership areas most suited to their individual strengths and goals, and gain an understanding of organizational learning. Finally, students will apply their learning to their practice in an educational setting.