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Master’s in Instructional Leadership and NEW Teacher Leadership Certificate

Master’s in Instructional Leadership (MIL)

Summer 2012 brings several changes to the MIL landscape.

First, the curriculum will be closely tied to teacher leadership core coursework [based on the 2011 National Standards for Teacher Leadership], while keeping the content-specific coursework and inquiry-focused leadership practice strongly embedded in the degree program. Second, the program structure has become more flexible now that several modules will be offered in a hybrid (online and face-to-face) format. As before, the MIL allows students to earn their degree in two years or less, even if they continue to teach full time.

NEW Teacher Leadership Certificate Program

Starting this summer, we will also be offering an 18 credit Certificate in Teacher Leadership program in a hybrid (online and face-to-face) format.  This program takes one year to complete and prepares teachers to coach/mentor adult learners, lead authentic PLC work, and to lead data-driven instructional work among colleagues.  Performance outcomes for this program draw on a national canvass of state-level teacher leadership endorsement programs, as well as discussions with leaders of teacher leadership programs exhibiting recent success (e.g., Teacher Leadership for School Improvement program at the University of Florida, the Boston Teacher Leadership Resource Center, and the Center for Teaching Quality).

Specifically, this program is informed by the Skills and Competencies Framework from the Boston Teacher Leadership Resource Center, national standards for teacher leadership developed by a five-state Teacher Leadership Consortium, the Teacher Leadership Skills Framework developed by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, a Policy-to-Practice brief from the National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality, and master teacher standards and mentoring guides from Washington state’s Professional Educator Standards Board.

Program Features

Built from the most recent national and state standards for teacher leadership

  • Performance-based and inquiry oriented program modules
  • Job-embedded assignments to address specific district goals
  • Accessible hybrid format with monthly face-to-face support from UW program faculty
  • Embedded in existing Master of Education in Instructional Leadership Program (MIL)

Graduate credit can be applied to the UW MIL or UW Bothell’s Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE) program

We are accepting applications for both programs for a summer 2012 start.  You can learn more by visiting the fwebsites below or by contacting Beth Boatright at bboat@uw.edu or Chrysan Gallucci at chrysan@uw.edu

MIL: http://www.milead.washington.edu/mil/
TL certificate: http://www.pce.uw.edu/education.html

 

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