Teaching and Leadership

Course Descriptions

EDGTL 520: Technology for Educators (2 credit hours)
This course is designed to support the teacher researcher in the classroom and throughout the Action Research project. It promotes the integration of technological tools and resources into the classroom. The course delivery mode is online.

EDGTL 521: Active learning (3 credit hours)
This course introduces candidates to the benefits of active learning and guides teachers to develop a repertoire of active learning strategies. These strategies work effectively in all areas of the curriculum and with all audiences of learners. The course models active learning by engaging learners in pair and group activities with discussion, problem solving, teaching analysis, concept mapping, and other engaging processes. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 522: Foundations of Teacher Leadership (3 credit hours)
Various theoretical constructs and research-based approaches to teacher leadership and curriculum development are introduced. Candidates explore effective educational leadership theories in light of their own experiences, skills, and leadership styles. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 523: Introduction to Research: Practice and Theory (3 credit hours)
Emphasis is on the educational practitioner in the interpretation and evaluation of educational research; applying research findings to instructional decision making; identifying appropriate topics for classroom research. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 525: Learner Centered Instruction (3 credit hours)
Learner-centered instruction provides solutions for teachers who face the challenges of a diverse cross-section of learners. By differentiating instruction, teachers address the spectrum of academic diversity in an environment that respects differences and exhibits the characteristics of a safe and effective learning community. In this course, students are engaged in meaningful learning activities and challenged appropriately for their unique patterns of development.

The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL526: Critical Issues in Diversity (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on meeting the challenges and issues in a culturally diverse classroom, which include working with learners' social, political, economic, and linguistically different perspectives, while simultaneously being respectful of and responsive to, the unique needs and strengths of English language learners and supporting the individual needs of all students. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 527: Authentic Assessment (3 credit hours)
Examines the qualities desired in measurement procedures; analyzes traditional, criterion-referenced, standardized & teacher-made tests; focuses on creating effective teacher-made tests; introduces a variety of classroom assessment techniques. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 528:  Literacy in the Content Area (3 credit hours)
Crosslist: EDGIP 550
Focuses on the relationship between oral and written language and on strategies for integrating reading and writing instruction across the curriculum; emphasis is placed on the relationship between theory, research and practice in response to literature reading comprehension, and the teaching of writing. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 529: Teacher leadership in Action (3 credit hours)
Prepares teacher-leaders to develop a comprehensive system for the support of school-wide improvement efforts. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

EDGTL 532: Action Research Project I (3 credit hours)
This seminar incorporates both theory and practice of educational change through action-research model by utilizing current research and evaluation methodologies.  This course focuses on the full design implementation and evaluation of a valid research project. Candidates will be guided through the process of authentic action research in this supportive seminar format.  The course delivery model is hybrid. 

EDGTL 533: Action Research Project II (3 credit hours)
This seminar incorporates both theory and practice of educational change through action-research models by utilizing current research and evaluation methodologies. This course focuses on the full design implementation and evaluation of a valid research project. Candidates will be guided through the process of authentic action research in this supportive seminar format. The course delivery mode is hybrid.

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