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Course Details

Course Code: EDUC522 Course ID: 2793 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course focuses on the ways in which teachers and educational professionals incorporate instructional leadership into their organizational behavior and create instructional practices that raise levels of teaching and learning. The course focuses on teachers as leaders, the importance of teacher leadership to improve outcomes in educational settings, and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). (Prerequisite: EDUC503).

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale for, definitions of, and challenges of teacher leadership.
  2. Identify assumptions and benefits of teacher leadership; understand what research says about teacher leadership; describe teacher leader roles; and explain how teacher leadership can reshape school culture.
  3. Describe aspects and models of professional development and leadership development for teacher leaders.
  4. Understand teacher uniqueness, aspects of reluctant learners and leaders, and ways to acknowledge diversity.
  5. Identify and describe dimensions of school culture and relationships among adults in a school setting.
  6. Identify and describe attributes of and supportive conditions for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
  7. Understand the basics of supportive and shared leadership.
  8. Explain influencing strategies and how teachers influence.
  9. Describe models of leading in Communities of Practice (CoP).
  10. Describe the evolution and challenges of teacher leadership; examples of teacher leaders; and practical applications of teacher leadership.
  11. Understand views of teacher leadership in the future; identify teacher leader concerns; and explain how teacher leaders advocate for change.

Required Textbooks:

Lieberman, A., & Miller, L. (2004). Teacher leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Katzenmeyer, M., & Moller, G. (2009). Awakening the sleeping giant: Helping teachers develop as leaders. (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Recommended Textbook for the degree program:
In addition to the required texts in this course, you are strongly encouraged to purchase the latest addition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Teacher Leadership - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Lieberman, Ann / Miller, Lynne
Unit Cost:$23.80
Book Title:Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders
Publication Info:Corwin Press
Author:Katzenmeyer, Marilyn
Unit Cost:$30.07
Electronic ISBN:9781452272672
Electronic Unit Cost:$40.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.