Teacher Leadership for International Educators (MA) - Spring 2020 Cohort
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Orientation to Teacher Leader Model Standards and Educational Leadership
Tailored for teacher leaders in international schools. Orientation to the study and practice of teacher leadership, framed around the 7 Teacher Leader Model Standards, and current and historical trends impacting school leadership.
Leading Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
(Tailored for teacher leaders in American international schools) Extensive study in the knowledge and skills needed by teacher leaders to help lead the development and delivery of curriculum, assessment and instruction focused on student achievement.
Technology for School Leaders
Course explores current promising practice in technology use for building school leaders.
Culturally Relevant Teaching & Leading
Examine the practical implications of culturally relevant teaching practices with particular attention to curriculum design and implementation for global citizens. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.A. Major in Teacher Leadership for International Educators.
Studies in Multicultural Contexts
This course will expand teachers’ understanding of multicultural learners – linguistically, as learners of another language; and socio-culturally as Third Culture Kids, an identity which brings its own particular challenges and benefits. Candidates will get firsthand experience with action research projects that personally impassion them.
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
Evaluator Approval for Improved Student Learning
Development of knowledge of various problems and procedures in the organization of elementary and secondary school professional growth. Special emphasis on supervision processes and identifying and analyzing effective teaching and performance behaviors.
Power, Politics & Ethics for International Educators
The study of power, politics and ethics identifies the critical roles of educators and the network of individuals, agencies, and organizations that impact an education system. This course will develop an understanding of how to use power and political skill s in ethical ways to create opportunities to improve student performance, administrative, faculty, staff, and organizational effectiveness; with a specific locus in international school settings. Prerequisite(s): declared M.A. Teacher Leadership for International Educators major
Advanced supervised experience to further develop skills in Teacher Leader Model Standards. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. May be repeated for maximum of 2 hours.
Leading Instruction in Schools
Intensive study of the knowledge and skills needed by teacher leaders to support Professional Learning Communities, effectively use technology, develop teacher leadership, and embrace the role of the instructional leader.
Teacher Leadership in International Schools
An in-depth look at the knowledge and skills necessary to be teacher leaders in international school settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.A. Major in Teacher Leadership for International Educators.
Leading School Growth and Improvement
Study of the teacher leader's role in leading school growth and improvement and the change process.
(Tailored for teacher leaders in American international schools) Culminating activities that demonstrate application and synthesize the 7 Teacher Leader Model Standards Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.A. Major in Teacher Leadership for International Educators.
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