Students will explore and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities they will encounter teaching students from increasingly diverse backgrounds. This course provides an introduction to the goals of multicultural education, strategies of culturally responsive teaching, and the habits of mind needed to become effective multicultural educators. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which culture impacts and informs teaching, learning, and classroom climate. Issues of ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, family, and... Read more about EDC 405, Culturally Responsive Teaching
In order to facilitate lasting and meaningful change, aspiring school leaders need the tools and frameworks to support them in this work, which ultimately helps to improve organizational practice, capacity, and culture. In this course, aspiring school leaders will learn how to make strong connections within the school community, and among the school, local community, and community-based organizations. Partnering with families and local organizations is crucial to building organizational capacity in schools. In this course, students will learn tools and frameworks that can help them to forge... Read more about AGS 825, Leading School-Community Partnerships
Using data to inform one’s leadership is crucial for aspiring educational leaders. This course will support future educational leaders in understanding how data can play a generative role in the work of instructional change and school improvement. In particular, candidates will gain knowledge about how collaborative processes, when paired with careful data collection and analysis, can lead to improved outcomes for students.
This course introduces educators to the foundational theories and practices of adaptive leadership, with a particular focus on the ways in which teachers transition into formal and informal leadership roles. Emphasis will be placed on how to analyze a school’s needs through a leadership lens, how to build collaborative relationships across roles, and how to lead school change processes as part of a learning organization.