EDUC-550: Instruction by Design (3)

Instructional design combines curriculum design and learning theory to maximize the effectiveness of education. This course explores instructional design from theoretical and practical perspectives, weaving hands-on practice while exploring instructional methods and principles of design.


EDUC-570: Education Policy, Law, and Ethics for Teachers (3)

This course examines school policy, law, and ethics from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students will investigate, analyze, and discuss the ways in which educational policy, law, and ethics impact curriculum.


EDUC-600: Technology for Teacher Leaders (3)

TPACK is the intersection of Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge. This course will examine theoretical and practical perspectives as they apply to effective teaching.


EDUC-650: Education Research I (3)

Basic course in qualitative and quantitative research methods in education. Students will become familiar with planning and conducting a research study:  developing skills in problem identification, data collection, analysis, and interpretation; preparation of research reports; and ethics.


EDUC-770: Classroom Management Strategies (3)

This course will examine, analyze and evaluate best practices of classroom management. Students will investigate theories and practices aimed at establishing a more productive classroom climate, increasing student motivation, building positive student-teacher relationships, and developing effective partnerships between parents and school.


EDUC-775: Education Research II* (3)

Aimed at the student interested in publishing research or pursuing a doctoral degree, this course guides the student in developing a research prospectus. Students will apply research theories and techniques gained in EDUC 650, and critique existing literature as they develop a prospectus aimed at answering research questions. Prerequisite: EDUC 650


EDUC-780: Societal Issues and Education (3)

This course offers exploration and analysis of how societal issues impact cognitive and behavioral development in children and adolescents and the measures which are being taken to address these concerns. Topics will include issues of poverty, cultural diversity, gender identification, and changing social norms as they influence and impact the educational experience.


EDUC-790: Internship (3)

Student will intern within an instructional leadership setting of their educational community. Throughout the semester the student will assist and collaborate in the actions and duties of their mentor.


EDUC-810: Leadership Seminar (3)

Examination of the changing roles and expectations as one moves from classroom teacher to teacher leader. Students will explore and discuss the role of teacher leader, as a professional who engages the school community in a dynamic way, and who actively participates in policy which brings about academic and social changes for students and stakeholders of the school community.


EDUC-830: Folio Defense (3)

Development of electronic portfolio from all coursework aligned to the National Board Standards and Institutional Learning Outcomes. All relevant artifacts will be annotated, summarized and aligned to these standards with a rationale given how each artifact and the folio as a whole demonstrates mastery of the goals of the Teacher Leader Program. Folio must be presented in person or via live technology to graduate faculty.