Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Teacher Leadership Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

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The Teacher Leadership Certificate is a 16 credit program designed to support teachers’ efforts to improve teaching and learning in schools. Participants will take four courses organized to broaden their perspectives of leadership and how it functions within a school setting. Additionally, participants will develop leadership strategies and capacities to engage in collaborative leadership with peers, community and administrators.

Target participants for this effort will be practicing teachers (P-12) interested in site-based leadership activities focused on improving teaching and learning.

The delivery model for this certificate program will be an on-line, cohort-based structure with a design that allows peer exchange and collaborative planning among participants sharing interests and instructional goals.

The certificate program will be completed over one academic year sequence.

Certificate Requirements — 16 Credits

Core Courses — 12 hours

ELPS 601Leadership Development Through Inquiry


ELPS 603Shaping Organizations: Management and Leadership in Education


ELPS 604Understanding People: Professional Development and Educational Leadership


ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision


Internship — 4 hours

ELPS 606Internship in Educational Leadership

1- 9

ELPS 606: Take one credit of Internship with each Core course above for a total of 4 hours.

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