Teacher Leadership


DRAFT  2015-2016 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Becomes Effective 1 June 2015 through 31 May 2016

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for the current 2014-2015 Catalog
or for PDF versions of past catalogs.

EdS Graduate Certificate
22 Hours

This program offered by School of Education

Program Description

The Teacher Leadership Certificate is for teachers who have a masters degree and wish to remain in the classroom while becoming more effective leaders in their school and district. 

This program consists of 22 hours of post graduate credit that provides students with the skills, knowledge and dispositions for:

  • Growing your professional understanding of curriculum
  • Managing projects that touch on:
    • Curriculum
    • Instruction
    • Assessment
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Serving multiple community audiences.
  • Promoting parental involvement
  • Addressing and managing human behavior in the presence of conflict.
  • Making sense of legal institutions and how they impact schools and school social dynamics

The courses in this certificate program were developed for teacher leadership and are based on the Standards developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). 

This certificate does not lead to teacher certification or principal preparation and licensure.

This program is offered at the St. Louis home campus.

Program Curriculum

  • TELD 6020 Coaching, Mentoring, Evaluating (3 hours)
  • SSSL 6032 or LEAD 6132 Politics of Schools (2 hours)
  • SSSL 6029 or LEAD 6129 Curriculum & Instruction (2 hours)
  • TELD 6000 Equitable Learning: Accessibility, Adaptation & Accommodation (Embedded Internship) (3 hours)
  • TELD 6040 School Improvement (3 hours)
  • TELD 6060 Culture & Diversity of Schools (Embedded Internship) (3 hours)
  • SSSL 6024 or LEAD 6124 School Law (2 hours)
  • SSSL 6123 or LEAD 6123 Action (2 hours)
  • SSSL 6133 or LEAD 6133 Action Research II (2 hours)

Total Hours: 22

Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Superior academic ability at the graduate level with GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of a master’s degree in education or a related field with permission of an advisor.
  • A current resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty and/or associates who can attest to your academic and collaborative leadership abilities.
  • An entry interview.
  • An essay: Why am I interested in the Teacher Leadership Certificate?

Send all admission materials to

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Multidisciplinary Studies Department.