Program Purpose and Candidate Learner Outcomes
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 accordance with CAEP Standards, 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.