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  The Graduate School of Education 2022-2024 Doctor of Education (Ed.D) Programs - For Students Entering in or subsequent to 2010 Concentration in Teacher Leadership  

Concentration in Teacher Leadership

Coordinator: Sharon Ryan (848-932-0808; email:

Students in the concentration in teacher leadership within the Ed.D. in education learn how to design research-informed professional development and teacher learning opportunities and gain specific experiences in their focus area, whether that be science, literacy, early childhood/elementary education, language education, social studies education, mathematics education, special education, or another area. The intended audience for this concentration is people who are, or will be, either working as teacher educators in a college or university setting or who are responsible for professional development of educators in some kind of educational setting, such as a teacher leader, curriculum coach, coordinator of curriculum and instruction, or a subject area coordinator, as well as principals or other kinds of leaders of organizations who want to know more about professional development and practitioner educational opportunities that lead to sustained change and improvement.


Core Courses (24 credits)

15:255:611  Leadership I: Leadership in Schools and Communities (3)

15:255:612  Leadership II: Change Process (3)

15:255:615  Social Contexts I: Sociocultural Foundations of Education (3)

15:255:617  Social Contexts II: History of School Reform in America (3)

15:255:606  Learners and Learning I: Key Principles of Learning (3)

15:255:607  Learners and Learning II: Adult Learning and Training (3)

15:255:603  Inquiry I: Introduction to Methods and Uses of Inquiry (3)

15:255:602  Inquiry II: Program Evaluation (3)

Concentration Courses (9-12 credits)

15:267:604  Models of Professional Development and Change (3)

15:267:610  Educating Teachers (3) (optional)

15:267:618  Teacher Leadership Inquiry (3)

15:267:622  Teacher Leadership: Theory and Practice (3)

Specialization Courses (12-15 credits)

Courses should be chosen in consultation with adviser.

Dissertation (24 credits)

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