The Teacher Leader programs are designed to empower teachers to address authentic needs in classroom management, differentiated instruction, and most importantly improve student learning. Teacher leaders are essential in leading schools to overcome student barriers to learning, particularly those that emerge from high-need environments. Placing highly trained teachers who are prepared for systemic change and leadership in schools will help close achievement gaps, facilitate learning for all students, and develop equitable practices to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- To directly impact student learning
- To include a Professional Education Core rooted in Pedagogy, Leadership, and Content applicable to all programs of study in teaching
- To allow individualized programs based on the candidates' professional learning goals