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Overview | Curriculum | Careers

The Teacher Leadership Certificate program (TLC) is a joint endeavor of the Department of Educational Leadership & Research Methodology and the Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, designed to develop a new generation of leaders within the teaching profession. With a shared vision of teacher leadership advancing the profession, the TLC’s goals are to:

  • Activate teachers as leaders for students and the profession as a result of their participation in this process;
  • Build networks of teachers equipped with the knowledge and skills to mobilize, advocate, and lead around issues concerning 21st-century student learning, as well as the profession, and education policy;
  • Develop teacher leadership as an integral factor in teachers’ professional development;
  • Define foundational competencies within three key pathways of teacher leadership: instructional, policy, and association leadership;
  • Develop relevant experiences and supports to help teachers cultivate those competencies; and
  • Provide support for teacher-designed leadership plans that address student learning within one key leadership pathway, followed by the demonstration of these plans’ progress and results.

Online Curriculum                                           
Courses: 15 credits
Take all of the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
EDG 6628 Documentation and Assessment in Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDG 6223 Curriculum Leadership 3
ADE 6268 Leading Adult and Professional Learning in Schools 3
EDA 6508 Evaluation and Leadership Theory for Educational Leaders 3
EDA 6507 Clinical Education 3

Sample Careers

  • Leading school-based teams and committees (Grade level, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), School Advisory Committee (SAC), etc.)
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Coaching of teams
  • Leading student organizations
  • Classroom teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Professional Development specialist

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We understand that there is more involved to being a student than just completing a class. The Center for eLearning at Florida Atlantic University offers a full range of support services to help our students be successful, such as online tutoring, career services, library services and disability access.

 

More Information About this Program
The contact email address for this department: whardma1@fau.edu

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type Certificate
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 15
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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