The purpose of the Master of Education in Teacher as Instructional Leader program is to develop the knowledge, skills, commitments, and professional dispositions of in-service candidates to become exceptional instructional leaders who advocate inquiry for self and all members of the learning community as a tool for continuous learning; who embrace diversity and advocate tolerance; who exhibit ethical behaviors; who exemplify integrity and fairness; who can think systemically; who can work independently and collaboratively; who exercise wise communication; and, who extol the belief that all students can learn.
The Teacher as Instructional Leader curriculum has specific work products, objectives, and assessments that provide evidence to support in-service candidates’ achievement of program learner outcomes for their role as an exceptional instructional teacher leader for which they have been prepared. In-Service Candidates completing the Teacher as Instructional Leader program accomplish the following program learner outcomes:
- Demonstrate a commitment to inquiry that results in the use and generation of research.
- Demonstrate content and professional knowledge and skill that supports the success of all students.
- Demonstrate professional dispositions and commitments.
- Engage in assessment practices that assure the continuous growth of self and all students.
- Utilize technology to ensure learning of all students and to advance professional growth of self and the learning community.
- Work independently and collaboratively to support the success of all students.
- Demonstrate professional communications skills.
In-Service Candidates participate in multiple assessments while enrolled in coursework over four consecutive quarters and demonstrate achievement of program learner outcomes from various assessments.