Graduate Catalog 2017-2018


EDTL 7100 Leading Collaborative Cultures

Co-requisite course: EDTL 7101. Students will learn the knowledge, skills and dispositions to equip them to create and sustain collaborative communities of adult learners in schools. Additionally they will apply these principles to becoming a culturally-proficient educator capable of forging equitable connections with students and families.


EDTL 7101 Inquiry into the Discipline

Co-Requisite course: EDTL 7100. Students will focus on gaining an in-depth knowledge of their discipline and the structure of the curriculum. They will also gain an understanding of the relatedness and sequencing of various discipllines and grade levels and learn to lead others in mapping and monitoring the curriculum.


EDTL 7102 Inquiry into Prof Practices

Prerequisites: EDTL 7100 and EDTL 7101. Corequisite: EDTL 7103. Students will learn to access and analyze a variety of research and apply research to critical decision making in the school and classroom. Students will collaborate with each other to plan and conduct research on their content area using a Lesson Study protocol.


EDTL 7104 Teacher Leadership Practicum

Prerequisites: EDTL 7100, EDTL 7101, EDTL 7102, EDTL 7103. students will complete a 36 hour practicum in a school outside of their regular work hours. This practicum eperience will be supervised by qualified individuals and will provide opportunities for candidates to observe and practice teacher leadership skills in a real-world setting. Supervision of this practicum will conform to PSC regulations.


EDTL 7105 Teacher Leadership Capstone

Prerequisites: EDTL 7100, EDTL 7101, EDTL 7102, EDTL 7103, EDTL 7104. Students will apply their learning to help shape the local and national discourse on educational improvement. Candidates will complete an electronic portfolio, finalize their research report and share their learning through publication, conference presentation or professional development proposal.


EDTL 7200 Pedagogies Child of Color

Course will first focus on academic underperformances of children of color in order to help students gain an understanding of the educational significance of this topic. Next, students will investigate research-based strategies and dispositions which may help bridge the achievement gap. Students will then develop an intervention project based in the research and their learning which will be implemented in their specific content area and age level.