Teacher Leadership Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeEdward J. Fuller
Program CodeTLC
Campus(es)

University Park

World Campus

This is a 12-credit program designed to fulfill the requirements for the Teacher Leadership Endorsement Program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for those who already hold Instructional I certification. The courses allow students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and competencies required of candidates for the endorsement. The program has four central themes:

  1. Teacher Leadership as the Gateway to Enhancing Instructional Effectiveness
  2. Peer Mentoring and Its Impact on the Professional Community
  3. The Role of Change in the Era of Accountability
  4. The School as a Cultural and Political Entity

Effective Semester: Fall 2019
Expiration Semester: Fall 2024

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
EDLDR 559School Improvement3
EDLDR 560Principles of Instructional Supervision3
EDLDR 801Introduction to Teacher Leadership3
EDLDR 802How Schools Work3
Total Credits12

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Professional Licensure/Certification

Many U.S. states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.

Contact

Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Kevin Paul Kinser
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Edward J Fuller
Program Contact

Barbara Lynn Duncan
200 Rackley Building
Penn State University
University Park PA 16802
bld11@psu.edu
(814) 865-7488

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Kevin Paul Kinser
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) Edward J Fuller
Program Contact

Barbara Lynn Duncan
200 Rackley Building
Penn State University
University Park PA 16802
bld11@psu.edu
(814) 865-7488