New educators need experienced teacher leaders to provide the coaching, mentoring and guidance necessary for long and successful careers as educators. Teacher leaders will serve to support new teachers and facilitate professional learning in their school community.
The teacher leadership professional development sequence prepares educators to:
Participants may apply these credits toward graduate degree work in the School of Education. For more information, please visit mastersed.uc.edu.
Standard admissions requirements include: baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA, cover letter, goal statement, resume/CV, and letters of recommendation. For full details on admissions requirements for this degree (including GRE requirements), visit the program page on the CECH website: http://cech.uc.edu/programs/educational_leadership
Candidates for the Ohio Endorsement must hold a master's degree and have at least four years for successful teaching experience. Teachers must also provide a letter of support from their principal or building administrator to be considered.
The Certificate in Teacher Leadership is a graduate certificate offered online by the graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. This is a stand-alone certificate that can be earned without being accepted into a master's degree program. All courses are taught online.
House Bill 1 restructures Ohio's teacher licensure system and provides opportunities for teachers to advance in their careers and serve as leaders of school improvement by establishing a new career ladder for teachers. House Bill 1 creates four licensure levels, to become effective January 2011:
The four-year teacher residency program, available to candidates who graduate from an accredited teacher preparation program, provides Ohio's educators with the coaching, mentoring, and guidance that are critical for long and successful careers as educators. It is critical, therefore, that teacher leaders are in place to support teachers during their residency program. To that end, the new teacher leader endorsement will facilitate support of the teacher residency program by preparing educators to serve as teacher leaders and employ skills of working with adult learners, facilitating and leading change, managing conflict, and coaching and mentoring teachers at all stages in their careers.
Additionally, teacher leaders will assist principals in developing and supporting a shared vision and clear goals for schools and provide staff development, mentoring and coaching to teachers.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
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