Program Highlights & Benefits
Blended classroom instruction or fully synchronous online for multiple learning styles
20 month completion time, including breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
Certified teachers with a desire to become leaders and mentors who are critical thinkers and reflective decision-makers in their schools. Candidates admitted to the Teacher Leadership Endorsement Program must possess a Georgia professional T-4 or higher certificate or comparable professional certificate in another state and have 1 year certified teaching experience.
The purpose of this program is to prepare classroom teachers to develop as leaders in their schools and school systems who will facilitate the design and implementation of sustained, intensive, and job-embedded professional learning in their schools and school systems. Completers also possess the understandings that enable them to use fundamental research methods to address educational problems and assume leadership roles beyond the classroom.
*Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 or an identified writing deficiency may be considered for provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be required to take one or more writing classes prior to or during the first semester. Decisions about additional admission requirements are determined by the University Graduate Council after a complete review of all materials presented by the applicant.
How You Learn
This program is available in two formats: blended or synchronous online. You will select the option that you prefer.
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, a face-to-face or online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.. These class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.
Synchronous Online Option: This is a fully online cohort. For five nights out of each 8-week course, an online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. during which you are required to sign in and actively participate. These synchronous online class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in less than 2 years.
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a certificate in Teacher Leadership. Students completing a TL Endorsement are not required to take and pass the TL GACE.
|EDU 601||Orientation to Advanced Programs in Education||1|
|EDU 602||Teacher as Leader and Mentor||3|
|EDU 603||Best Practices in Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDU 611||Leading the Professional Learning Community||3|
|EDU 617||Using Data to Improve Schools||3|
|EDU 618||Building Collaborative Teams||3|
|EDU 619||Action Research for the Teacher Leader||3|
This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.
Candidates must also meet the following requirements:
– The name of a school-based mentor to serve on the Candidate Support Team throughout the program
*This is a non-degree program and therefore not eligible for financial aid*