Teacher as Leader (GC)


The graduate certificate provides educators with research-based skills and frameworks to meet the needs of diverse student populations by critically exploring practice and research as a Teacher Leader Scholar with the goal of creating equitable student-centered learning experiences. The program is available to all teachers who wish to broaden their knowledge base, enhance their classroom performance and better serve the needs of all learners. 

Catalog Year




Major Credits


Total Credits




Career Cluster

Education and Training

Program Requirements

Common Core

This course explores family, community, societal, and cultural influences in educating diverse student populations. Learners will examine theory and a range of strategies to develop equitable school, family, and community partnerships. Learners will identify strategies to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and develop asset-based frameworks to engage collaborative partnerships. Learners will explore and recognize organizational and cultural barriers to collaborative family and community partnerships.

Prerequisites: none

This course focuses on the examination of the learner┬┐s role as a teacher leader scholar in our diverse and evolving society. Learners analyze professional teaching, technology and social justice standards, and current educational trends and research to identify a problem of practice in education to target improvements. Learners collect data and information as evidence of the nature and scope of the problem and develop a plan for personal and/or professional growth to address the problem.

Prerequisites: none

With a focus on digital literacy and digital equity, learners will critically analyze and evaluate educational technology frameworks, models, and research to support teaching and learning. Learners will learn how to use technology integration frameworks to guide decision-making about and evaluate use of technology. Learners consider teaching contexts to apply effective uses of technology to support students┬┐ learning needs with alignment to standards, learning goals, teaching strategies, and assessments.

Prerequisites: none